Accession Number : ADA252710
Title : Military Deception and Operational Art
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Smith, Douglas V
Report Date : 18 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : This paper examines the continuing relevance of deception as a force multiplier and means of structuring the battlefield. It examines several of the requirements for successful deception, such as managing the preconceptions of your enemy, plausibility, managing your opponent's intelligence gathering resources, verification of the effect of the deception scheme and the importance of intelligence. By application of theoretical constructs for successful deception to several case studies including but not limited to the Fortitude deception operation in relation to Overlord in World War II and deception in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, analysis of the relevance of deception is conducted. Organizational and training requirements for deception in the current environment are also examined. Conclusions reinforce the importance of intelligence and denying intelligence to your adversary through deception in the current environment.
Descriptors : *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , *DECEPTION , REQUIREMENTS , INTELLIGENCE , ENVIRONMENTS , VERIFICATION , TRAINING , BATTLEFIELDS , CASE STUDIES , OPERATION , STORMS , RESOURCES , ENEMY , DESERTS , COLLECTION , PAPER
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE