psychological operations

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psychological operations

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(Military) another term for psychological warfare
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psychological operations

Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives. Also called PSYOP. See also overt peacetime psychological operations programs; perception management.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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