- The US has decided to send a Patriot missile-defence system to the Middle East.US has taken this move against a possible threat to US forces in the region by Iran.
- However,Iran has described the deployments as psychological warfare aimed at intimidating the country.
- The Patriot is an advanced surface-to-air missile system intended to defend against aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles.
- Patriot is operated by twelve countries around the world including the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Taiwan, Greece, Spain, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
- Psychological warfare is the planned tactical use of propaganda,threats and other non-combat techniques during wars, threats of war, or periods of geopolitical unrest to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an enemy.
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