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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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Majlis Deputy Speaker Ali Motahari described the US military deployment in the region as a psychological operation, saying Washington will not initiate a war against Iran for fear of the vast damage to be inflicted on Israel in Tehran's reprisal attacks.
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