psychological operation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to psychological operation: psychological warfare

psychological operation

n.
An operation conducted as part of psychological warfare. Also called psyop.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"This is a bluff which serves psychological operation and aims to assess the reaction of the Iranian people and officials," Najjar added.
The statement that Syrian government troops have entered Kurdish province Manbij is 'psychological operation', according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He denied categorically the news that Ankara has bought a portion of the oil that sells by (IS), "pointing out that this is included in the psychological operation against Turkey."
The indictment details the plans of the Western Study Group (BEcG) to conduct a psychological operation to bring down the government.
Once the news broke, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the claims as a "psychological operation" and said that the situation in the area remained unclear.
The MyT head also accused the lawyer of being part of a planned psychological operation in his complaint petition, which he has delivered to the Ministry of Justice.
Mr Najjar called a recent Israeli military exercise a "psychological operation" saying Iran will not initiate any tension or conflict.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of Iranian Assyrians at the Parliament Yonatan Betkolia blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his video message on water shortage in Iran, describing it as a psychological operation by the Zionist regime.
In one dramatic example, the reports note that a US ``psy ops'' - psychological operation - unit dropped leaflets on Iraq's 51st MechanisedDivision on the ninth and tenth of March.
Also, I do believe that the main obstacles to the path of true religion in the West is the lavishly-funded psychological operation seeking to divide humanity and thereby enslave humanity under a psychopathic regime of warlords whose wish is to transform Jerusalem into their imperial capital.
Also on Monday, Iran's Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi described the ISIL as a Frankenstein monster created through a media hype by the Zionists in a psychological operation to frighten the Muslim states and advance their goals, stressing that Iraq alone will be enough to annihilate the terrorist group.
Hentea, a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff and a psychological operations and information operation staff officer in NATO's headquarters in Kosovo in 2003-4, describes and assesses what he judges to be the failure of the West's information war (propaganda) activities during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, while also looking at the propaganda efforts of other forces.

Full browser ?