Due to revolutionary military developments worldwide, psychological warfare has also begun to exhibit a range of unseen characteristics, as rapid development and widespread application of modern technology have greatly expanded the potential scope and influence of psychological warfare. Based on evidence from local high-tech wars, warfare’s final outcome has become increasingly reliant on psychological warfare. Therefore, psychological warfare is a strategic action that could be adapted to international conflicts’ requirements and play a role in national security. Based on the Gulf War, Iraq War, and other local high-tech wars that have occurred since the 1990s, an in-depth analysis was conducted on using advanced technologies for psychological warfare. Cooperative modes of warfare like psychological-physical warfare, psychological-electronic warfare, cyberwarfare, and precision military strikes were also analyzed. This work also describes some of the conventional and novel psychological attacks that were invented using advanced technologies. Finally, the development of psychological warfare technologies was discussed, in-depth from multiple perspectives. Suggestions were then provided on this basis. It is hoped that this study will serve as a guide for the extensive upgrading and development of psychological warfare capabilities by the military.
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