Accession Number : ADA266561


Title :   Operational Deception: The Key to Victory.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Perroni, John B , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266561.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : This paper examines operational deception as the key to victory for the operational level commander. With shrinking military resources, commanders must continually use all tools available to shape the battlefield to allow the opportunity for victory by the tactical commanders--operational deception is one of those key force multipliers. The paper discusses what operational deception is and reviews two cases (Fortitude in World War II and Hail Mary in Desert Storm) using maxims developed by the Central Intelligence Agency. A discussion of the planning-process follows along with a look at lessons learned for future operational commanders.... Deception, Maxims, Fortitude, Hail Mary, Desert Storm.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *DECEPTION , INTELLIGENCE , BATTLEFIELDS , TOOLS , SHAPE , PLANNING , STORMS , RESOURCES , DESERTS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE