psychological warfare

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the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale

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He told reporters last week that all the chatter about Stars was part of a psychological warfare offensive by the West against Iran.
The prospects are not encouraging: military information warfare extends to political warfare, expanding psychological warfare without defined boundaries.
As an Air Force lieutenant with the ARCS, Campbell became an expert in the production and distribution of military propaganda and psychological warfare via leaflets.
Such remarks fall within the framework of psychological warfare aimed at creating a negative perception about Iran's peaceful nuclear activities," Mehmanparast told state news IRNA.
Therefore, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will launch an all-out military strike to blow up the group's means for the psychological warfare," it said.
Most of the Army's operational work in psywar took place at the theater level, where the responsible organization was normally designated a psychological warfare branch (PWB).
ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2009 (Frontier Star): India is planning to launch Psychological warfare in Pakistan to malign the country and portray Pakistan as a terrorist state.
ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): India is planning to launch Psychological warfare in Pakistan to malign the country and portray Pakistan as a terrorist state.
ANKARA, Oct 8, 2009 (TUR) -- The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the second biggest opposition party at the Turkish parliament, said that Turkish people faced a psychological warfare and worldwide dignitaries were used in that war.
The psychological warfare also includes the dropping of leaflets from warplanes, media censorship and frequent official public warnings of the grave consequences.
The battle of grandeur comprising bloody melee and chilling psychological warfare makes it the epic battle of the fifteenth century.
Psychological Warfare in the Intifada: Israeli and Palestinian Media Politics and Military Strategies.
Under the guidance of a president who believed firmly in the importance of psychological warfare, the Eisenhower administration adopted an approach that was far more sophisticated than its predecessors' and Osgood amply shows that propaganda assumed genuine importance in Eisenhower's strategy for fighting the Cold War.
But, in what is bound to be perceived in some quarters as psychological warfare timed to coincide with the crucial Christmas period, the Old Trafford boss insists they will drop points.
I think there is an element of psychological warfare about the choice of pitch, because several of their other qualifiers have been played on grass.