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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA252710


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
      MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
      COUNTERMEASURES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE