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psychological warfare

n.
The use of various techniques, such as propaganda and terror, to induce or reinforce attitudes favorable to a war effort among a population or government.

psychological warfare

n
1. (Military) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
2. (Psychology) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
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Noun1.psychological warfare - the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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He demanded immediate release of those detained by the National Investigation Agency saying that NIA allegations were simply a psychological war to break Hurriyat leaders' resolve.
The President of the Republic, addressing, Sunday, the annual conference on the performance of the Popular Defense Forces has described he current stage as the battle of increase of production and confronting the electronic psychological war, which seeks to defeat the people psychologically .
On the cabinet reshuffle, Fatfat said: "Amendment is constitutionally possible but political," noting that it is a psychological war more than being an actual intention.
The WMC added that the psychological war division used a radio frequency to urge militants to surrender and civilians to raise white flags above their houses to identify them.
Such lies and rumors are part of failed occupation policy and psychological war to influence the morale of the Palestinian people, and an attempt to legitimize crimes that may be committed against civilians in Gaza," said the statement from Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem.
If the MILF has managed to stay alive and kicking to this day, it is because of the early realization that a weak party can never fight a [strong] party effectively, except by using various guerrilla warfare, including psychological war operation,' the MILF said.
aI mean, if this suppressed fear is not treated with organisational-political and special means, if it is not taken into account as part of a new approach to the psychological war that is currently taking place, it can lead to unexpected consequences,a he stressed.
India and its local authorities are frustrated and have launched well-planned psychological war against freedom movement.
The psychological war waged against Iran on the pretext of the Munich shooting Friday is not acceptable," Qasemi said, without citing any examples of such "psychological war.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted the western media for waging a psychological war on Iran over the identity of the assailant on a shopping mall in Munich who killed nearly a dozen civilians and injured many more.
We are in front of a psychological war whichseeks to undermine the steadfastness, determination and struggle of Syrians in facingterrorism, and to achieve, through rumors, what it has failed to gain during the past 4-yearuniversal war on Syria," Nasrallah said in a TV speech broadcast on Tuesday.
In a military context, the Vietnam War was the catalyst for the most significant turning point in the history of psychological war trauma.