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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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He said the ongoing psychological war in Afghanistan was playing a key role in shaping public perceptions about state institutions.
Turkey no longer stands on grounds based on psychological war where its strategy in the war against the PKK is concerned.
Mehmanparast brushed aside Israeli accusation on Iranian involvement in the bombing and said that Israel perpetrated the terrorist actions to launch a new psychological war against Iran.
"It's kind of a psychological war with Dirk, because I think he's scored four against me, three in the derbies, one internationally.
It is, in effect, a psychological war and there are signs it's going well.
New statistics reveal the huge scale of soldiers, sailors and airmen demanding treatment for psychological war trauma.
WAGING a psychological war with the Congress high command, former Kadapa MP Y.
Summary: London - Chairman of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (CCDH), Ahmed Herzenni, denounced the fabrications of the President of the so-called Algerian National Committee of Human Rights, Farouk Ksentini, stressing that his allegations "are part of the psychological war led by Algeria against Morocco."
All the talk in this regard is only psychological war, and we believe that there are rational men in the United States that who do not support taking such a step," he added.
Ahmadi-Nejad said Iran had "very precise information that the Americans have hatched a "plot to wage a psychological war against Iran".
Barry also chatted about his favourite films which include psychological war drama Apocalypse Now, western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, gangster flick Bonnie and Clyde and classic Disney animation Bambi.
WARREN Gatland last night fired the first bullets of the Wales-France pre-match psychological war by insisting Les Bleus are not as good as some have painted them.

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