Military Intelligence Essay

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Some military operations have currently been employing deception to execute their military plans, hence making their focus of more attention than D-Day. Military deception, also known as MILDEC, is aimed at deterring hostile actions, increasing success, and suppressing the adversary. MILDEC use at any stage of a maneuver should aid in misleading the enemies to the readiness, strength, locations, and designed plans of friendly forces. In battle situations, the aim is to drive the opponent to termination and achieve victory. During war, truth is very crucial that sometimes a bodyguard of deceit must attend it. However, this is in contrary to the accepted virtues in the society, where all people are expected to be as truthful, honest, and accountable as they can. It also goes against the biblical teachings about honesty, whereby humans are forbidden to tell lies. In November 1943, during the Teheran conference, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Franklin Roosevelt, commonly referred to as the “big three” endorsed a scheme of deception plans for the historical D-Day attack of Europe. The plan was initially known as JAEL, named after a deceitful woman in the Old Testament (Judges 4), but was later renamed BODYGUARD in December of the same year (Ricklefs, n.d.). The entire deception operation turned out to be a success and aided in ensuring the conquest ever known to the world. The fourth chapter of Judges narrates how Jael deceived Sisera and welcomed him into his tent. She played hospitable by offering him milk to quench his thirst and a place to sleep because he was very tired. However, as soon as he fell asleep, “Jael, Heber's wife, took a nail of the tent, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died (Judges 4:21).” This is one instance

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