In the book Triumph of Evil1, Austin Murphy describes a US Government project to remotely affect the mental functions of people in enemy countries. (My emphasis and footnotes added)
... Keeler (1989) reports that the CIA had an Operation Pique that was designed to affect the mental attitudes and behavior of employees at nuclear power plants in communist Eastern Europe, implying some intent to cause a nuclear meltdown/holocaust. Given the bizarre and otherwise virtually inexplicable behavior of the employees who caused the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in the Soviet Union in 1986 (Medvedev, 1991)3, it is possible that the USA's Operation Pique may have had something to do with it.
Murphy cites an article, Remote Mind Control Technology2 by A. Keeler, who explains:
Propagation of microwaves has been very well studied and is very sophisticated, e.g., a two inch beam can be sent from a satellite, point to point, to a receiving dish on earth; and, it was reported in 1978, that the CIA had a program called Operation Pique, which included bouncing radio signals or microwaves off of the ionosphere to affect the mental functions of people in selected areas, including Eastern European nuclear installations.
Keeler doesn't provide a direct citation, so it is unclear which, if any, of the sources were used as the basis for this statement.
Is there evidence that there was:
- a United States government operation
- designed to remotely affect the mental functions of targeted people
- by using EMF / radio waves
- that was in operation between 1978 and 1986?
Note that this question is not about whether or not this operation may have played a role in Chernobyl. This question is about evidence for Operation Pique (regardless of actual targets). The claim that there was "bizarre and otherwise virtually inexplicable behavior of the employees who caused the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl" is disputed.
1 Austin Murphy, The triumph of evil: The reality of the USA's Cold War victory (Fucecchio, Italy: European Press Academic Publishing, 2000), 43-44. Retrieved from pp. 24-25 of the PDF copy of the book available at https://redscans.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/austin-murphy-the-triumph-of-evil.pdf.
The following references are duplicated from the bibliography of the above-named reference, and links are provided when I've identified the content freely available on the Internet.
2 Keeler, A. "Remote Mind Control Technology." Full Disclosure 15 (1989), 11. Retrieved from http://www.spunk.org/texts/altern/pub/keith/sp000435.txt.
3 Medvedev, G (translated by E. Rossiter). The truth about Chernobyl. Basic Books: New York (1991).