The Soviet Union and today, the Russian Federation has conducted significant research into developing Psychotronic weapons that could be employed both secretly and more overtly for the benefit of national policies. Some of the results of researchers such as Igor Smirnov (psychodiagnosis and psychodirection) have been viewed skeptically and without independent scientific review, experimenting with the same methods and obtaining the same results, many scientists will remain skeptical that targeted mind control is anything but a myth.
However, while you are rolling your eyes in disbelief, keep in mind that President Vladimir Putin signed a law into effect in Russia in 2001 making it "illegal to employ electromagnetic, infrasound radiators and other weapons of psychotronic influence with the intent to harm - in effect methods of harming or influencing humans at a distance". The Russians clearly believe that such methods have merit.
Israel and other nations including the US invested time and effort into researching psychotronic weapons. The Israelis attempted to use them to control the Palestinians and found that they didn't work. They used the methods that were developed by the military and security services of the former Soviet Union. CLICK HERE to read more on the subject.
How do I feel about the issue of psychotronic weapons? I'm keeping an open mind.