military deception


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military deception

Actions executed to deliberately mislead adversary military decision makers as to friendly military capabilities, intentions, and operations, thereby causing the adversary to take specific actions (or inactions) that will contribute to the accomplishment of the friendly mission. The five categories of military deception are as follows. a. strategic military deception--Military deception planned and executed by and in support of senior military commanders to result in adversary military policies and actions that support the originator's strategic military objectives, policies, and operations. b. operational military deception--Military deception planned and executed by and in support of operational-level commanders to result in adversary actions that are favorable to the originator's objectives and operations. Operational military deception is planned and conducted in a theater to support campaigns and major operations. c. tactical military deception--Military deception planned and executed by and in support of tactical commanders to result in adversary actions that are favorable to the originator's objectives and operations. Tactical military deception is planned and conducted to support battles and engagements. d. Service military deception--Military deception planned and executed by the Services that pertain to Service support to joint operations. Service military deception is designed to protect and enhance the combat capabilities of Service forces and systems. e. military deception in support of operations security (OPSEC)--Military deception planned and executed by and in support of all levels of command to support the prevention of the inadvertent compromise of sensitive or classified activities, capabilities, or intentions. Deceptive OPSEC measures are designed to distract foreign intelligence away from, or provide cover for, military operations and activities. See also deception.
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Whaley died in 2013, leaving behind several completed volumes and a legacy as a man with a passion for and an encyclopedic knowledge of military deception.
Similarly, cyber objectives and denial and deception objectives could be achieved or supported outside the current cyber and joint military deception doctrinal framework using a variety of IRC effects--not to circumvent current DOD policy and authority framework but to simply acknowledge that there are other, perhaps more innovative means and ways to achieve the same ends.
In publications of leading powers like the United States and Russia military deception is the subject of study, at both doctrinal and scientific research level [2, 3, 4 5].
eds), Military Deception and Strategic Surprise, Frank Cass, (1982).
4) In modern times, two classic examples of military deception are (1) Operation Mincemeat, the World War II deception strategy that convinced the Germans that the Allies were preparing to invade Greece instead of Italy, and (2) a perfectly executed ruse by the Egyptians and Syrians giving the appearance of a military exercise.
Cholmondeley, armed with the knowledge about the fate of Danielou's notebook, convinced British leadership to authorize a Haversack ruse style military deception plan, later known as "Operation Mincemeat.
28) Whereas Information Operations (IO) are the integrated employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security in concert with specific supporting and related capabilities to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp adversarial human and automated decision-making while protecting our own.
Day pleaded guilty to a charge of military deception last month, but his conviction has been dropped because the act he was charged under was changed 11 days before the march.
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The military deception was helpful in weakening German readiness to repel the Allies' assault in Normandy.
IO is made up of five components: electronic warfare, psychological operations, operations security, computer-network operations and military deception, said Dane Reves, deputy S-3 at the 1st Information Operations Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.
The MIC watch focuses on the five core competencies of IO: psychological operations (PSYOP), military deception (MILDEC), electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO--attack/defense) and operations security (OPSEC).

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