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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (30 December 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612519822
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612519821
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
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'Barton Whaley’s Practise to Deceive, a posthumously published work is a valuable resource that will aid the deception planner through discussion and analysis of 88 case studies. If the old Chinese General Sun Tzu was right and ‘all warfare is based on deception,’ then Whaley has provided a study that will aid future commanders and staff officers to develop plans that win wars.'
—The Strategy Bridge.com

'This enjoyable guide to the more mischievous side of military history will have enduring value for instructional purposes—and also as a tribute to one of the great students of the subject.'
-Foreign Affairs

About the Author

Barton Whaley received his bachelor of arts in Chinese studies from the University of California, Berkeley, USA before serving with the intelligence section of U.S. Army Psychological Warfare headquartered in Tokyo during the Korean War. Following the war, he attended London University School of Oriental and African Studies before receiving his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was affiliated with the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and worked for the director of National Security's Foreign Denial and Deception Committee of the Director of National Intelligence. He passed away in 2013.

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