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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Following a succinct overview of the development of the American propaganda and psychological warfare network during the war, I focus on three key dimensions of Lippmann's involvement in this network that have hitherto remained unexplored by communication scholars and historians.
The book is organized from the particular to the general, focusing first on Campbell's own experiences and on how he made his way into the psychological warfare program, and ending with a more comprehensive treatment of the material produced on both sides and an assessment of the effectiveness of the efforts.
As an Air Force lieutenant with the ARCS, Campbell became an expert in the production and distribution of military propaganda and psychological warfare via leaflets.
"Therefore, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will launch an all-out military strike to blow up the group's means for the psychological warfare," it said.
Most of the Army's operational work in psywar took place at the theater level, where the responsible organization was normally designated a psychological warfare branch (PWB).
The battle of grandeur comprising bloody melee and chilling psychological warfare makes it the epic battle of the fifteenth century.
Psychological Warfare in the Intifada: Israeli and Palestinian Media Politics and Military Strategies.
This superb study of the Eisenhower administration's "psychological warfare" programs offers rich insights into the Cold War battle for "hearts and minds." As Kenneth Osgood notes, the Cold War was novel in the extent to which it was fought by words and ideas; recognizing this, the Eisenhower administration developed and deployed an extraordinarily wide range of tactics to target public opinion both at home and abroad.
But, in what is bound to be perceived in some quarters as psychological warfare timed to coincide with the crucial Christmas period, the Old Trafford boss insists they will drop points.
The Blues striker, who returned to Britain from a spell with Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer, believes Russia's choice of the Luzhniki Stadium as venue is "psychological warfare".
The Scotland international, who returned to Britain from a spell with Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer, believes Russia's choice of the Luzhniki Stadium as venue is "psychological warfare".
In recent weeks and months, the unidentified person has "conducted psychological warfare" by sending bank clients anonymous letters signed by "Teddy Baer" or the "tax fraud revealer."