Accession Number : ADA297848

Title :   Operational Deception: Here to Stay!

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Meier, William A.

PDF Url : ADA297848

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Although military historians have filled libraries with valuable information concerning deception, it was not until Operation Desert Storm that military leaders used deception as an integral part of a major operation. During Operation Desert Storm, deception surfaced as a major force multiplier after being largely ignored from World II until Persian Gulf War. Ironically, deception was never used as a force multiplier during the Korean War or the Vietnam War. Ultimately, if deception is to remain a major force multiplier the military needs to continue to examine and to re-evaluate practice and doctrine. As history proved, operational success is enhanced when deception is a central part of the operation. (KAR) p. 1

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *DECEPTION, WARFARE, IRAQ, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PERSIAN GULF, KOREA, MILITARY COMMANDERS, LIBRARIES, VIETNAM, HISTORIANS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE