Accession Number : ADA293799

Title :   Operational Deception: A Timeless Tool of the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Neumann, Timothy J.

PDF Url : ADA293799

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper examines operational deception (OPDEC) as a timeless ingredient for victory. The paper explains what OPDEC is and covers the six basic principles for successful deception operations as outlined by JCS Publication 3-58. Using those six principles as a framework, it compares two highly successful deception case studies-- Operation Fortitude South (1944) and the Six Day War (1967). The paper illustrates that, though the scenarios of the two deception operations were very different, the principles for success were the same. It then addresses some key OPDEC challenges and their relevance for today's operational commanders.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DECEPTION, SCENARIOS, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, THEORY, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, COUNTERMEASURES, SINAI.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Countermeasures
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE