Written by the US intelligence community's foremost expert on denial and deception, Practise to Deceive is as deceptive as the subject it claims to describe.
Whaley's military, government, and academic credentials, establishing him as the intelligence community expert on denial and deception. The reader should take note that the author died in 2013 and that his book was published in 2016.
It covers the increased prevalence of destructive attacks and adversary denial and deception tactics; the aggressive use of information operations by nation-states; growth in the numbers and diversity of threat actors; as well as the greater availability of exploits, tools, encryption, and anonymous payment systems available to malicious actors.
Greater public reporting on cyber threat activity and attribution may accelerate this denial and deception trend, increasing the cost of cyber defense efforts and resource allocations.
The book covers the history of denial and deception
in the United States over time and across disciplines and cultures.
Hanyok, "'Catching the Fox Unaware': Japanese Radio Denial and Deception
and the Attack on Pearl Harbor" Naval War College Review 61, no.
The second edition features three new chapters on technology and systems analysis; denial and deception
; and collection strategies.
"We said Saddam Hussein was a master of denial and deception
. Then when we couldn't find anything, we said that proved it, instead of questioning our own assumptions."
The completeness of the operational surprise--the Imperial Japanese Navy had gathered the force, trained it, concentrated it, and sent it to the launch point without discovery by American intelligence, especially its radio component--was due largely to the success of the Japanese cover plan of radio denial and deception in hiding the existence, makeup, purpose, and timing of the attack.
These translations, completed between late 1945 and early 1946, provide substantial insight and detail into the planning for the Pearl Harbor strike, including aspects of the denial and deception plan.
This article will first briefly consider major changes the Japanese navy made to its strategy and to the operational organization of its carrier forces and how these changes facilitated the denial and deception plan.
From the surviving Japanese records, it is difficult to pinpoint when the Japanese began planning radio denial and deception for the Pearl Harbor attack.