Re: Another new offensive strategies

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 14:04:03 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote,
> > Recall that denial and deception are as much a part of warfare
> > as weapons. Denial and deception are seen in every species
> > of animal that I know of. Let us be truthful with dealing with
> > truth. When fighting a war, let us use every trick in the book.
> > And invent new ones that are not in there yet. spike
> I have years of security consulting experience with the FBI, DoD, CIA, NRO,
> DoJ and the Pentagon. I know what disinformation is. I also know what
> truth is. It is not possible to the former to further the latter. They are
> mutually exclusive.

I disagree, and on grounds that you should be familiar with: Ultra

Bletchley Park had to be very circumspect about how its decryption of
Enigma communications was used in battle, in some cases they had to
specifically let allied targets be attacked without warning. Similarly,
Nazi agents in Britain were turned into double agents in order to feed
bad data to the Nazis that enabled our eventual victory over the untruth
of Naziism.

Similarly, we were able to use a lie, that Midway Island was running out
of water, to trick the Japanese into giving away what code names they
had assigned to it as a target leading up t to the battle of Midway.

Lies can be used to further truth, if used circumspectly and properly.
They should not be used with impunity, though, else one side becomes
indistinguishable from the other.

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