This text seeks to describe fully the place of deception in warfare. Jon Latimer demonstrates how simple some tricks have been, but also how technology has increased the range and subtlety of what is possible, for example, using bogus radio traffic and virtual images.
Deception has been an integral part of warfare since Troy accepted a wooden horse from the Acheans, but it has generally been looked on as the ruses de guerre of cunning individuals rather then an essential component of the command skills necessary for success. This book is the first to describe fully the place of deception in warfare.
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"'There is required for the composition of a great commander...an element of legerdemain, an original and sinister touch, which leaves the enemy puzzled as well as beaten.' Winston Churchill."
About Jon Latimer
Jon Latimer is a serving officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers with sixteen years' experience as Platoon Commander, Assault Troop Leader, and Battalion Intelligence Officer. He has published widely in military journals, and is also the author of Operation Compass 1940 and, with Jim Laurier, of CAM080 Tobruk 1941. He lives in Wales.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. History of Bluff in Warfare; 2. The Information Battle; 3. Principles of Deception; 4. Methods of Deception; 5. Tactical Deception; 6. Strategic Deception; 7. Naval Deception; 8. Deception in Air Operations; 9. Operation Bodyguard; 10. Maskirovka; 11. Deception in Counter-Revolutionary and Irregular Warfare; 12. The Future; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Deception in War by Jon Latimer
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