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Deception
Counterdeception and Counterintelligence



April 2018 | 312 pages | CQ Press

“The chapters on the exercises are a treasure chest of material to work with, covering a whole array of scenarios. . . . I think virtually every page and topic could spark robust and spirited classroom discussion starting with the text title itself.”

—Ronald W. Vardy, University of Houston

“Most students have very little or no background [in this subject area], so Clark’s work is great to introduce students to intelligence and the analytical disciplines . . . a really excellent book that fills a gaping hole in the public literature and is of genuinely great value to both students and practitioners.”

—Carl A. Wege, Professor Emeritus, College of Coastal Georgia

Bridging the divide between theory and practice, Deception: Counterdeception and Counterintelligence provides a thorough overview of the principles of deception and its uses in intelligence operations. This masterful guide focuses on practical training in deception for both operational planners and intelligence analysts using a case-based approach. Authors Robert M. Clark and William L. Mitchell draw from years of professional experience to offer a fresh approach to the roles played by information technologies such as social media. By reading and working through the exercises in this text, operations planners will learn how to build and conduct a deception campaign, and intelligence analysts will develop the ability to recognize deception and support deception campaigns. 

Key Features

  • New channels for deception, such as social media, are explored to show readers how to conduct and detect deception activities through information technology.
  • Multichannel deception across the political, military, economic, social, infrastructure, and information domains provides readers with insight into the variety of ways deception can be used as an instrument for gaining advantage in conflict.
  • Contemporary and historical cases simulate real-world raw intelligence and provide readers with opportunities to use theory to create a successful deception operation.
  • A series of practical exercises encourages students to think critically about each situation. The exercises have several possible answers, and conflicting raw material is designed to lead readers to different answers depending on how the reader evaluates the material.
  • Individual and team assignments offer instructors the flexibility to proceed through the exercises in any order and assign exercises based on what works best for the classroom setup.

 
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF DECEPTION AND COUNTERDECEPTION
 
Chatper 1: Deception: The Basics
Why Deception?  
Definitions  
The Deception Target  
Basic Principles  
Roles of Operations and Intelligence  
 
Chapter 2: The Methodology
The OODA Loop  
OODA Loop Perspectives  
Planning Deception: The Inverse OODA Loop  
Executing Deception: The Forward OODA Loop  
 
Chapter 3: The Outcome Scenario
Outcome Scenarios - The PMESII View  
Political  
Military  
Economic  
Social  
Information  
Infrastructure  
 
Chapter 4: The Target
Individual Decision Modeling  
Collective Decision Modeling  
Cultural Modeling  
 
Chapter 5: The Story
What Makes a Good Story?  
Characteristics of a Good Deception Story  
Plausibility  
Reinforcement  
Influence Nets  
 
Chapter 6: The Channels
Understanding the Channels  
Sensor Mapping  
Channel Characterization  
Channel Exploitation  
 
Chapter 7: The Traditional Intelligence Channels
OSINT  
COMINT  
HUMINT  
IMINT  
Technical Collection  
 
Chapter 8: The Cyberspace Channel
Deception in Cyberspace  
Web-Based Deception  
Web-Based CNE/CNA  
Standalone Computers and Intranets  
Cyber Deception  
 
Chapter 9: Planning and Executing Deception
Checking the Decision/Action Model: Red Team Analysis  
Checking for Unfavorable Outcomes: Alternative Analysis  
Deconfliction  
Overview of the Execution Process  
Achieving Surprise  
Operating Inside the Opponent's OODA Loop  
Attending to Details and Timing  
Managing the Developing Scenario  
 
Chapter 10: Preparing to Counter Deception
Assessing Vulnerability  
Assessing the Threat  
 
Chapter 11: Identifying Deception
Deception Detection via Channel Management  
Evaluating the Source  
Evaluating the Channel  
Evaluating the Evidence  
 
PART II: EXERCISES
 
Chapter 12: Sensor Mapping and Channel Tracking Exercises
Sensor Mapping Exercises  
Channel Management Exercises - Deception Projection  
 
Chapter 13: General Deception Planning Exercises
Exercise 1: Derailing a Trade Negotiation  
Exercise 2: Protecting Drug Cartel Shipments  
Exercise 3: Taking Down the Fordow Uranium Enrichment Facility  
Exercise 4: Countering Israeli Efforts to Take Down Fordow  
Exercise 5: Supporting a NEO Evacuation  
Exercise 6: Disrupting Boko Haram Operations  
 
Chapter 14: Military Deception Planning Exercises
MILDEC CONOP Example: Operation Bulldozer  
Exercise 1: Operation Lights Out  
Exercise 2: Operation Timber Float  
Exercise 3: Operation Closing Time  
 
Chapter 15: Deception Detection Exercises
Exercise 1 - The Valley of Doubt  
Exercise 2 - The YUTA Ghost  
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“The chapters on the exercises are a treasure chest of material to work with, covering a whole array of scenarios. . . . I think virtually every page and topic could spark robust and spirited classroom discussion starting with the text title itself.”

Ronald W. Vardy
University of Houston

“Most students have very little or no background [in this subject area], so Clark’s work is great to introduce students to intelligence and the analytical disciplines . . . a really excellent book that fills a gaping hole in the public literature and is of genuinely great value to both students and practitioners.”

Carl A. Wege, Professor Emeritus
College of Coastal Georgia

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Deception: The Basics

Chapter 8: The Cyberspace Channel


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