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- ‘An American psy-ops (psychological operations) team outside the city blasted back with deafening AC / DC heavy metal tracks played from lorry-mounted speakers.’
- ‘It seems like an ideal psy-ops weapon to ward people away from a sensitive, yet secluded area…’
- ‘The polite diplomatic language hides the implications that there would be a global black psy-ops campaign in favor of the war, conducted from London.’
- ‘CNN appears to have been the victim of a second-hand psy-ops campaign, insofar as it is referring to the guerrillas as ‘anti-Iraqi forces.’’
- ‘By refining psy-ops and bringing to it the intimacy of contact and diplomacy through e-mail and cell phones, the military has figured out how to induce surrender by a combination of threats, persuasion and temptation.’
1960s: contraction of psychological operations.
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