American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The use of various techniques, such as propaganda and terror, to lower an enemy's morale.
- n. the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
“But even al-Qaeda’s “doves” understood that they should call those primitive devices “weapons of mass destruction” to create fear, knowing the psychological warfare advantage that seeming to possess WMD had against the West.”
“Bin Laden and Zawahiri’s portrayal of al-Qaeda’s nuclear capabilities in their post-9/11 statements to the Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir was psychological warfare against the West and not based in any reality; there is not a shred of evidence that their quest for nukes ever got beyond the talking stage.”
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