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
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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE