psyops


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to psyops: psychological warfare

psyops

(ˈsaɪˌɒps)
pl n
(Military) short for psychological operations
References in periodicals archive ?
Lieutenant Robert Pfohman, "Charlie's Pen Pals: PSYOPS Squadron Gets the Word to the Enemy, The Hurricane: A Publication of II Field Force in Vietnam, number 13, November 1968, p.
Similar subversion can allow data collection at such high resolution as to permit individuals to be simulated; this knowledge permits PSYOPs to be optimized; compromising media creates new conduits for persuasion or the manipulation of fear.
The second theory is that the events were caused by some sort of psyop (psychological operation) where the witnesses were used as 'guinea pigs', to see how they would respond to an unusual experience, perhaps involving apparently solid objects being generated by holographic technology - a so-called 'ghost gun'.
Until now, there's been very little public complaint about the use of psyops to influence foreigners.
Behind this faE*ade, an American Psyops team successfully manipulated what an ignored US army report describes as a "media circus [with] almost as many reporters as Iraqis",.
The key concepts include evaluation, linearity, othering, professionalism, propaganda, psyops, public, public opinion, public relations, public sphere, strategic public relations, and system of knowledge.
Once deployed, our unit consisted of all Division staff, the commanding general, his 150-person security detachment, a radar section, PsyOps, mobile public affairs detachment, the division band, multiple transition teams, and the MND-B detainee holding area.
PSYOPS thus became a significant element of the JSOTF-P COIN strategy of communicating to the local people the intentions and goals of the AFP and the US military in Basilan.
Take Afghanistan: Rear Admiral Gregory Smith has a budget of roughly $100 million to support the information operations he commands, which include about $30 million for psyops, $30 million for reporting on local "atmospherics," $10 million for public affairs and another $30 million for smaller programs.
The purpose of PSYOPs is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives.
It's the song that PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) blasted over Fallujah when my brother's unit invaded on November 7, 2004, in what the American military named: Operation Phantom Fury.
According to Matt Armstrong, a popular StratComm blogger and Washington consultant, PSYOPS are typically employed to change the behavior of a key audience or adversary.