war of nerves

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the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale

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See also Ben Shephard, A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2000.
Nonetheless, after the Salala incident, Pak-US war of nerves continued, it took the relationship of both the countries to the point of no return.
But a war of nerves between companies is expected to continue until the decision by the ministry is announced.
While it was eclipsed back in the day by the likes of Never Ever, War Of Nerves for me is still All Saints' best ballad and a wave of appreciation greeted its airing on Tyneside.
When fourth single War of Nerves underperformed some were ready to write the girls off but they made a triumphant comeback in 2000 with massive chart toppers Pure Shores and Black Coffee and second album Saints & Sinners.
It wasn't easy, it was a war of nerves. I had to concentrate on my work but every time I'd hope we scored.
"It wasn't easy, it was a war of nerves. I was prepared for the penalties but, frankly, every one of the Italians decided not to choose the corner they shot at last time.
The diplomat, whose wife and two children lived with him in the Russian capital, told how a psychological war of nerves was waged around the time of the murder.
Tucker, War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda, Anchor Books, New York, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-1-4000-3233-4.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia is running a fake copy of Yemen's official news agency in an attempt to maintain an intense war of nerves with the Arab country.
As a war of nerves between US shale producers and Gulf powerhouses intensifies, Opec's biggest members are counting down the months until their upstart rivals lose the one thing shielding them from crashing oil prices -- hedges.
It seems Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lost the war of nerves with the protestors, and has sought help from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, for resolving the issues between government and protestors.
"It has been a war of nerves over the past few weeks but I hope it is very soon settled now," said Ziege.
"We must prepare for a long war and more sacrifices," he said, during a news conference, Thursday in Kasbah, asserting that the war Tunisia is leading against terrorism is a war of nerves requiring from all a strong moral, a war that the state is determined to win."
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A do-or-die Game 7 of the domestic basketball playoffs between Galatasaray Liv Hospital and Fenerbahce E[pounds sterling]lker may not take place at all after the Galatasaray chairman said his team won't appear in the match in the latest episode of a war of nerves in the final series.
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