Accession Number:

ADA207997

Title:

German Deception in the Ardennes: Lessons for the Senior Leader

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Since the declassification of World War II intelligence sources, such as Ultra, the concept of deception has come under careful study. The purpose of this paper is to review the Allied reaction to the German deception efforts prior to the Ardennes counteroffensive to determine if there are lessons for the senior leader. Dr. Michael Handels deception Ways and Means and the Attitude and Environment are reviewed against the situation to determine what, if anything, the future would be senior leader should consider about deception as part of his professional development.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE