Accession Number : ADA496732


Title :   An Analysis of Trust in Deception Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA UNDERSEA WARFARE ACADEMIC GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Fix, Christine L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a496732.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : This study explores the concept of trust and its relevance to deception operations. It proposes that trust is a belief or characteristic that can be exploited or undermined to achieve a desired objective. By using a trust framework to analyze several case studies in deception, the paper will examine how the deception target beliefs and preconceptions affected the success of the deception and the impact or consequences of exploiting or undermining trust. Finally, the study will attempt to draw conclusions from this analysis that may be helpful in the analysis of other deception operations and in future deception planning.


Descriptors :   *DECEPTION , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *CASE STUDIES , PSYCHOLOGY , PLANNING , THESES , THEORY , TARGETS


Subject Categories : Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE