The Art of Darkness: Deception and Urban Operations

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An area of potential vulnerability for U.S. forces during urban operations is the need to face an adversary's use of deception. Significantly, deception is also an area of great potential benefit if employed effectively by U.S. forces as a core component of information operations. It concludes that deception is altered in form and abetted in function by the urban environment. This interrelationship between urban terrain and deception has 6 fundamental characteristics. The 6 factors represent a considerable ...

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Overview

An area of potential vulnerability for U.S. forces during urban operations is the need to face an adversary's use of deception. Significantly, deception is also an area of great potential benefit if employed effectively by U.S. forces as a core component of information operations. It concludes that deception is altered in form and abetted in function by the urban environment. This interrelationship between urban terrain and deception has 6 fundamental characteristics. The 6 factors represent a considerable hindrance when facing adversary deception in built-up areas but can also be a great help to U.S. forces conducting deception in support of urban operations. These findings form the basis of ongoing cork to improve U.S. capabilities for countering/employing deception in future urban operations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833027870
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/13/2000
  • Pages: 88
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Urban Terrain and Urban Operations 7
What Is the Nature of Urban Terrain? 7
How Is Urban Terrain Distinct from Other Types of Terrain? 8
What Kinds of Operations Are Performed in Urban Terrain? 10
How Does Urban Terrain Affect Those Operations? 11
Ch. 3 Deception 15
What Is Deception? What Is Military Deception? 15
What Would Deception Be Used For? 19
Who Would Use Deception? 22
How Is Deception Employed? 26
How Useful Is Deception? 32
What Are the Dangers of Employing Deception? 34
Ch. 4 The Role of Deception in Urban Operations 37
What Kind of Urban Operations Is Deception Applicable To? 38
How Does Urban Terrain Alter Deception? 41
How Does Urban Terrain Help Deception? 43
How Might Urban Terrain Hinder Deception? 54
Ch. 5 Conclusions 57
Bibliography 61
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