Surprise and Deception in Joint Warfare
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics