psychological operations

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psychological operations

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(Military) another term for psychological warfare

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.
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Tribune News Service US President Donald Trump is using two military strategies to defeat Democrats and the Russia investigation: psy-ops and a scorched-earth policy.
During my stint as CRS commander, my SOCOM background helped me a lot in our psy-ops effort.
Cyber technologies have greatly enhanced the complexity of this crisis as so-called Jihadists (Al-Qaeda, ISIS) have deployed cyber technologies for propaganda, psy-ops and fresh recruitments.
It is alarming that it is being used blatantly not only for psy-ops and propaganda to fan extremism, racism and xenophobia but also for purely criminal purposes - such as hacking the electronic networks of banks and government websites.
The first round of negotiations started approximately an hour and a half following the North's deadline after which it pledged to launch military action unless the South suspends its psy-ops.
But mainly it is done for greater more nefarious reasons, basically for spying and psy-ops.
How many Navy SEALs have worked with [military information support operations] or psy-ops elements?
The post is one of many items that some say fall within the realm of the "media war," or psy-ops, the attempt to influence the other side in a conflict through planted, or false information.
The Republican candidate for the 2008 Presidential elections was addressing a Rolling Stone report which claimed that Lieutenant General William Caldwell had ordered a psychological operations group in Afghanistan to use psy-ops tactics on visiting U.
Girls tend to be less physical, but even in the psy-ops world of teenaged cliques, girls learn about limits, friendship, and resolving problems.
Consensus beliefs explain how frauds can progress in plain sight as faith-based psy-ops displace facts with what a targeted public can be deceived to accept as true.
The official jargon for this kind of propaganda is psy-ops, the military term for psychological operations.