Historical Perspectives

Strategic Deception: The Rearmament of the German Air Force, 1919–39

Brian J. Gordon

Building on the work of Barton Whaley, “Covert German Rearmament,” this article offers an analytical framework for evaluating the degree to which an adversary or potential adversary may be employing deceptive practices to cause misinterpretations of real developments.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2018 02:40 PM
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