Strategic Military Deception

Strategic Military Deception

Pergamon Policy Studies on Security Affairs

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: Donald C. Daniel, Katherine L. Herbig
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190068

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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

  • Acknowledgments


    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


    About the Editors and Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190068

About the Editors

Donald C. Daniel

Katherine L. Herbig

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