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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 5 months ago

When has the United States Military used deception and what was used? ?

I think I remember watching a video where inflated tanks, etc was used to throw off the enemy from knowing the location. 

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Thanks for the answers. 

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  • 5 months ago
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    I think you are alluding to Patton's fake army, leading the Nazis to believe that the Allies would attack Europe through Calais (Operation Fortitude https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Fortitude )

    Battle of Wadi Al-Batin

    Iraqis thought that Coalition forces were prepping the Wadi Al-Batin for the main attack. The desired effect was that the Iraqis would think that the main coalition ground attack would come up the Wadi Al Batin, a natural invasion route, and they would therefore reinforce their forces there, at the expense of the Western flank, where VII Corps would conduct the main attack.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wadi_Al-Ba...

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It's used all the time.  Mostly in the recruiting process.

    "Yeah guys!!  You should join!!  It's like a 5-star cruise ship adventure!!"

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  • AJ
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    5 months ago

    we had fake tanks with us in Germany in the late 80s. basically, a photo of a frontal view and a heater

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  • 5 months ago

    Operation Mincemeat.

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  • John
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Range gate stealing was popular in the '70s, unfortunately for the Mig's.

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  • 5 months ago

    There are many such tales, where  fake  wooden "tanks"  and planes were erected, to give aerial planes the impression that the enemy had far more firepower  than they really had.......or to get them to waste their bomb load,  destroying  "fake weaponry" ----sparring their REAL weaponry  stashed somewhere else. 

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  • Ranger
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Deception is one of the ways all Armies, including the US Army, wins battles. 

    In WW2, inflatable tanks and trucks were used to fool the Germans into thinking the D.Day invasion Army was being assembled across the English Straits from Pais DeCalais France. The Germans amassed their army at the Calais to repel the invasion, and then the Allies invaded at Normandy.

    Another deception used was the Invasion of Sicily. A dead body was dressed in a U.S. Army Uniform and a briefcase with Fake Invasion Plans for Sicily was handcuffed tot he body's wrist. Then the body was dropped in the ocean off the shore of Spain where it washed up on shore and the brief case with fake plans were given to the Germans who again prepared to repel and invasion in the wrong place. 

    • ?
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      5 months agoReport

      The dead body was dressed in a British Royal Marine officer's uniform.

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  • 5 months ago

    That gag they did with the American Indians, giving them infected blankets. "Hey buddy, you look cold. Here try this."

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