Strategic Deception Dept.

Strategic Deception Dept.

Abby Zimet

In echoes of the secret cabal that helped spread false intelligence on Iraq's supposed WMD's, a new Pentagon report suggests
the Defense Department should set up an agency devoted to "strategic
surprise/deception" - and sooner rather than later. The problem here, as we see it:
How do you draw the line between fooling our "enemies" and ourselves?

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cannot succeed in wartime without developing theory and doctrine in
peacetime...In order to mitigate or impart
surprise, the United States should [begin] deception planning and
action prior to the need for military operations."

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