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Description - Practise to Deceive by Barton Whaley

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781612519821
ISBN-10: 1612519822
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barton Whaley

Barton Whaley received his bachelor of arts in Chinese studies from the University of California, Berkeley, USA before serving with the intelligence section of U.S. Army Psychological Warfare headquartered in Tokyo during the Korean War. Following the war, he attended London University School of Oriental and African Studies before receiving his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was affiliated with the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and worked for the director of National Security's Foreign Denial and Deception Committee of the Director of National Intelligence. He passed away in 2013.

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