Accession Number:

ADA279614

Title:

Surprise and Deception in Joint Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The use of surprise and deception as a force multiplier in joint warfare is analyzed across the spectrum of conflict from tactical to strategic war with emphasis on joint warfare coordination. Current political realities have resulted in military downsizing and lack of public support for long-term military operations which cause excessive friendly andor enemy casualties. Both of these factors often limit the joint commander from using a brute force option. The use of surprise and deception can yield decisive results rapidly and with limited casualties when applied effectively. This research covers theoretical studies, historical analysis, and current unclassified doctrine to define the foundations for successful deception operations and how they interact with modern technology in future armed struggles.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE