DefenseAlert – Daily News, reported by Sebastian Sprenger , January 22, 2010, “DOD Advisers Urge New Focus on Surprising, Deceiving America’s Enemies,” is a long time coming.
According to the DefenseAlert: “Defense and intelligence leaders should boost the government’s ability to develop campaigns of deception aimed at visiting the element of surprise upon America’s adversaries, according to a group of Pentagon advisers.
The recommendation reportedly appears in a newly released follow-on report to the Defense Science Board’s “Capability Surprise” study, published last fall. The first volume focused almost exclusively on steps the Pentagon should take to avoid being surprised by enemy capabilities and tactics, the second volume of “supporting papers” also discusses the requirement for the U.S. government to create surprises of its own.
Our enemies in the GWOT, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been maters at denial and deception for years now.
Many of us have been reporting on this force multiplier for some time now and it is way past due for the U.S. to try something.
See Poliquicks.com, Aug 2009, “Denial and Deception.”