Strategic Military Deception - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080272191, 9781483190068

Strategic Military Deception

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies on Security Affairs

Editors: Donald C. Daniel Katherine L. Herbig
eBook ISBN: 9781483190068
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 392
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Strategic Military Deception explains the nature of deception, its processes, and the elements and conditions when a person used and succeeds at deception. The main focus of the book is the discussion of strategic military deceptions. The book is mainly a collection of research that seeks to develop a common idea of deception’s basic elements and its relationships. The first part of the book contains such topics as the application of game, communication, organization, and systems theories. The second part of the book deals with the testing and validation of some of the theories of deception through a series of historical case studies. By analyzing a series of cases, the book identifies some recurring patterns in a group of deception cases. There are also chapters that focus on the use of deception during World War II. The book will be a useful tool for military agents, game theorists, and psychoanalysts.

Table of Contents



Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

Chapter 1 Propositions on Military Deception

Chapter 2 Cognitive Factors in Deception and Counterdeception

Chapter 3 The Organizational Approach to Strategic Deception: Implications for Theory and Policy

Chapter 4 Deception within a Communications Theory Framework

Chapter 5 Deception in a Game Theoretic Framework

Chapter 6 A Systems View of Deception

Chapter 7 Prolegomenon to a Theory of Counterdeception

Part II: Deception as Practiced

Chapter 8 Understanding Strategic Deception: an Analysis of 93 Cases

Chapter 9 Barbarossa: German Grand Deception and the Achievement of Strategic and Tactical Surprise against the Soviet Union, 1940-1941

Chapter 10 An Eyewitness Report of the Fortitude Deception: Editorial Introduction to R.F. Hesketh's Manuscript

Excerpt from Fortitude: a History of Strategic Deception in North Western Europe, April 1943 To May 1945

Chapter 11 Stalingrad and Belorussia: Soviet Deception in World War II

Chapter 12 Strategic Deception in the Chinese Civil War

Chapter 13 The Theory and Practice of Chinese Military Deception

Chapter 14 Deception and the 1973 Middle East War

Chapter 15 Soviet Views of Deception and Strategic Surprise: the Invasions of Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan

Part III: Conclusion

Chapter 16 Deception in Theory and Practice


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