War on Terror: 'Psychological Warfare' Is Mind Game with Foe
Byline: Tim Ross
The allied strikes are the first phase of a campaign that shows the growing importance of 'psychological warfare', according to a military expert.
Nick Cook, of Jane's Defence Weekly, said he believed the initial attacks were aimed at delivering 'a strong hammer blow' to the Taliban's military and political infrastructure - their command and control centres, air bases and air defence sites.
These strikes show the increased reliance on a kind of psychological warfare, with strict management of information related to the attacks by the allies.
About 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles, which have a range of 1,000 miles and travel at 500mph, …
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Publication information: Article title: War on Terror: 'Psychological Warfare' Is Mind Game with Foe. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: October 8, 2001. Page number: 3. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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