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

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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