Accession Number : ADA263958

Title :   Intelligence, Deception and Operational Surprise.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Price, Eugene B.

Report Date : 22 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This paper examines the commander's use of intelligence to gain greater understanding of his adversary, the intelligence methods necessary for successful employment of deception, the principles of successful deception, and the practice of deception within the context of the modern electronic battlefield. Due to the draw down of U.S. military forces, it is imperative for operational planners to actively exploit every force multiplier available to them. The element of operational surprise as achieved through deception is one such multiplier, and its success is dependent upon a thorough understanding of the proper use of intelligence and the tenets of successful deception. It is the study of past experience that allows the commander to not only appreciate the utility of deception in achieving that critical force multiplier known as surprise, but also to learn valuable lessons concerning the proper use of intelligence and deception in order to avoid negative consequences. Intelligence, Deception, Operational surprise, Operations, Warfare.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, DECEPTION, ELECTRONICS, EMPLOYMENT, GAIN, WARFARE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE