psychological warfare


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psychological warfare

The use of threats, intimidation, or other such tactics to try to bring about a particular outcome. The dropping of leaflets announcing the bombing campaign was really just psychological warfare. All right, I'll go to the family dinner if only to get mom to stop her psychological warfare. I can't stand the way she tries to guilt me!
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Psychological warfare thus became the overall umbrella term--the process-and propaganda was the product (themes, dissemination).
In line with revisionist interpretations of Eisenhower, Osgood sees the president as a hands-on leader whose initiative was critical in giving psychological warfare an important place in foreign policy.
PWE was the third attempt to organise British psychological warfare against the enemy (its predecessors were a secret Foreign Office unit called Electra House, established in the run-up to war, which in 1940 became `SO1', the propaganda branch of the Special Operations Executive).
Even aspects of the Pentagon briefings can be part of the psychological warfare.
Mick Easton, one of the last four contestants left on the Borneo island of Pulau Tiga, says the skills he learned while filming - like psychological warfare - will help detectives outwit gangs.
Following military service with the army's psychological warfare unit, Mr.
These twin tactics of psychological warfare are the very ones African Americans face in our continuing struggle for full economic empowerment, and specifically affirmative action as a means to that end.
When it held hearings on the National Security Act, which created the CIA in 1947, it left untouched the topic of covert operations and psychological warfare.
ATC) and TACOM-ARDEC are collaborating to further advance ATC's sound technologies in military applications such as non-lethal weapons, psychological warfare and secure communications.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff and Spokesman of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri blasted US President Donald Trump for his anti-Iran rhetoric, saying Washington is looking for psychological warfare by promoting Iranophobia scenario.
South Korea resumed psychological warfare from Aug.
Summary: Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh dismissed allegations of money laundering activities in Lebanon as nothing more than psychological warfare against the banking sector.
This [anti-police operation] is psychological warfare.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Interior Ministry denied any armed attack yesterday evening targeting the Ministry, saying: "This news comes as part of the rumor and psychological warfare.
Seoul, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea is seeing the warning by North Korea to foreigners in Seoul to consider evacuation as psychological warfare, the presidential office said Tuesday.