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Deceiving the Iraqis in Operation Desert Storm

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Military deception was an important part of Operation Desert Storm, the 1991 coalition effort to eject the Iraqi Army from Kuwait.  The man in charge of that U.S. Marine Corp’s part of that deception was Brigadier General Tom Draude.  Despite the fact that he had no previous background in deception, General Draude and his team of clever American planners put together an elegant and effective deception plan.  Hear him tell Peter how they exploited the expectations of Iraq's military to put them off guard and out of place.  Also learn about the role in that books such as The Man Who Never Was and John Le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl played in General Draude’s thinking.

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