Practise To Deceive: Learning Curves Of Military Deception Planners
Practise to Deceive: Learning Curves of Military Deception Planners
Written by the undisputed dean of U.S. denial and deception experts, Practise to Deceive is the most in-depth look at deception as a military strategy. Barton Whaley knew the history of denial and deception across time, disciplines, and culture. He was the foremost authority on the intricacies of denial and deception strategy and tactics. For Whaley, deception was a mind-game, requiring imagination, deep critical thought, a profound understanding of the enemy as well as one’s self (a variation of Sun Tzu), and patience and fortitude.
This book presents 88 vividly descriptive case studies to serve as a handbook for intelligence and military professionals. In Whaley’s analysis, variations in guilefulness between opposing individuals or groups can be crucial in deciding who achieves victory in combat.
“Barton Whaley’s Practise to Deceive, a posthumously published work is a valuable resource that will aid the deception planner through discussion and analysis of 88 case studies. If the old Chinese General Sun Tzu was right and ‘all warfare is based on deception,’ then Whaley has provided a study that will aid future commanders and staff officers to develop plans that win wars.”―The Strategy...