psychological operation


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psychological operation

n.
An operation conducted as part of psychological warfare. Also called psyop.
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Noun1.psychological operation - military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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MANILA, Philippines A lawmaker on Wednesday said the government's move to declare martial law is a psychological operation against the Filipino people.
About the police operation against the BeE-iktaE- Football Club EcarE-y fan group, which played an active role in the Gezi Park protests of last summer, Bal said that a psychological operation has been conducted against the EcarE-y fan club in an effort to portray them as the initiators of the fabricated "coup plot" against the government in an effort to cover up the corruption scandals of Dec.
Or did we witness a psychological operation whereby what appeared to be a prodemocracy movement was used as a Trojan Horse by a military anxious to safeguard its business interests?
Supreme Military Board (YAS) briefed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan about asymmetric psychological operation started against Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) with Ergenekon investigation.
This lie is a kind of psychological operation designed to affect the constant success of Iran s dynamic diplomacy in the Geneva and Vienna meetings," the organisation s spokesman, Ali Shirzadian, was quoted as saying.
This lie is a kind of psychological operation designed to affect the constant success of Iran's dynamic diplomacy in the Geneva and Vienna meetings," atomic organisation spokesman Ali Shirzadian was quoted as saying.
Larijani who held talks with the Bahrain`s King, Prime Minister, the speakers of Parliament and Senate, and other senior officials, emphasized that western countries try to keep the oil price down so that to do some sorts of psychological operation against Islamic nations.
This is a bluff which serves psychological operation and aims to assess the reaction of the Iranian people and officials," Najjar added.
He denied categorically the news that Ankara has bought a portion of the oil that sells by (IS), "pointing out that this is included in the psychological operation against Turkey.
The indictment details the plans of the Western Study Group (BEcG) to conduct a psychological operation to bring down the government.
The MyT head also accused the lawyer of being part of a planned psychological operation in his complaint petition, which he has delivered to the Ministry of Justice.
In one dramatic example, the reports note that a US ``psy ops'' - psychological operation - unit dropped leaflets on Iraq's 51st MechanisedDivision on the ninth and tenth of March.

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