psychological warfare


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psychological warfare

n.
The use of various techniques, such as propaganda and terror, to induce or reinforce attitudes favorable to a war effort among a population or government.
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psychological warfare

n
1. (Military) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
2. (Psychology) the military application of psychology, esp to propaganda and attempts to influence the morale of enemy and friendly groups in time of war
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Noun1.psychological warfare - the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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Early in June, a senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that Washington aims to launch psychological warfare in Iran through offering renegotiation.
He also touched on ways of addressing them and raising awareness among the armed forces to confront psychological warfare.
Our adversary will use social media for psychological warfare and deception, we must leverage it to our advantage."
"Social media can be leveraged for psychological warfare and deception not just in conventional warfare, but also in combating insurgency.
Media-print, electronic and in particular social media-is the most used and effective manipulation instrument, nevertheless, fake news is only tip of the iceberg in the psychological warfare arena.
Based on Price's reports, which emphasized Lippmann's collaboration with Colonel William "Wild Bill" Donovan (who was then chief of the Office of the Coordinator of Information), the Soviets were convinced that Lippmann was working on top secret propaganda and psychological warfare projects.
Fat chance, when the Con campaign is deceitful psychological warfare.
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Jokar denoted that yet there exists no precise information in regard of losses of this attack and called the news surrounding "death of a considerable number of Iranians in Khan Touman" a psychological warfare which is directed by western media.
Gregorio Gringo Honasan on Tuesday warned the government against the psychological warfare being waged by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in pushing for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
A Ministry of Defense source said, "We have no information regarding crash of Russian missiles on the Iranian territories." The official source accused the United States of waging a psychological warfare on Moscow saying that Washington has "failed to prevent Russia from launching the war on terrorism." US media have reported that Russian cruise missiles targeting the militants' positions in Syria crashed on Iranian lands.