Will Military Deception Pass Away?


There are no military conflicts without deception, as it is among others a very cheap method how to contribute to the successful accomplishment of the assigned mission. Military deception (MILDEC) is applicable across a wide range of military operations. MILDEC can be conducted during all phases of military operations at strategic, operational, and tactical levels. It is defined as being those actions executed to deliberately mislead adversary decision makers as to friendly military capabilities, intentions, and operations, thereby causing the adversary to take specific actions (or inactions) that will contribute to the accomplishment of the friendly mission. According to he author, the operational deception is to be explained in more detail, basic rules are to be outlined, including fundamental principles and methods of deception for operational planning.

Asoc. Prof. Milan Kubeša, PhD. (Col., ret.), born in 1949. Military Academy Brno. Practise: command and staff posts in the tactical and operational levels of units and staffs, scientist at the of Operational Art Institute and teacher at the University of Defence in Brno. He developed numerous of study materials and methodological tools for teaching students and also participated in the scientific projects. Currently he is teaches at the Centre for Defence and Military Strategic Studies, University of Defence, Brno. He is a expert on the issue of military-strategic and operational aspects of the development, preparation and use of Armed Forces.

Country: Czech Republic


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