What is Military Deception?

Introduction Military deception (MILDEC) is an attempt by a military unit to gain an advantage during warfare by misleading adversary decision makers into taking action or inaction that creates favourable conditions for the deceiving force. This is usually achieved by creating or amplifying an artificial fog of war via psychological operations, information warfare, visual deception,… Read More

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What is a Feigned Retreat?

Introduction A feigned retreat is a military tactic, a type of feint, whereby a military force pretends to withdraw or to have been routed, in order to lure an enemy into a position of vulnerability. A feigned retreat is one of the more difficult tactics for a military force to undertake, and requires well-disciplined soldiers.… Read More

What is a Ruse de Guerre?

Introduction The French ruse de guerre, sometimes literally translated as ruse of war, is a non-uniform term; generally what is understood by “ruse of war” can be separated into two groups. The first classifies the phrase purely as an act of military deception against one’s opponent; the second emphasizes acts against one’s opponent by creative,… Read More

Cloak & Dagger: Mice, Snakes & Invisibility!

An invisibility cloak built for a mouse could hide warm bodies from predators with thermal vision (in this case crotaline a boid snakes), and could scale up to hide humans from heat-seeking missiles. Reference Shen, L., Zheng, B., Liu, Z., Wang, Z., Lin, S., Dehdashti, S., Li, E. & Chen, H. (2015) Large-Scale Far-Infrared Invisibility Cloak… Read More