Tactics intended to manipulate one’s opponents or enemies, such as the dissemination of propaganda or the use of psychological warfare.
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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.
- 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.’
- 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.
1960s: contraction of psychological operations.