Accession Number : ADA195568

Title :   Preparing to be Deceived: Counterdeception at the Operational Level of War,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Weimer, Michael B

PDF Url : ADA195568

Report Date : 08 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This study examines counterdeception capabilities in U.S. Army operational forces. It asks, 'what should be the U.S. Army's capability to counter Soviet deception at the operational level of war? The study first examines counterdeception theory from the writings of Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, Liddell Hart, Barton Whaley and others to determine what theory suggests our counterdeception capabilities should be. Next, it traces the historical development and use of counterdeception at the operational level of war by analyzing five World War II European theater operations: the 1940 German invasion of France, the German invasion of Russia, the Kharkov operation, the Allied landings at Normandy, and he German Ardennes counteroffensive (Bulge). Theoretically- and historically-derived capabilities are contrasted with current U.S. and Soviet doctrine, followed by a contemporary analysis of Soviet/Warsaw Pact deception against NATO. The final section draws conclusions and implications concerning operational counterdeception in the U.S. Army, focusing upon the areas of doctrine, training, resources and command and staff processes. (KR)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, DECEPTION, FRANCE, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), LANDING, NATO, USSR, WARFARE, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, COUNTERMEASURES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, HISTORY, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, DECEPTION, DOCTRINE, FRANCE, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), LANDING, NATO, SUN, USSR, WARFARE, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE