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FM 90-2: Battlefield Deception

APPENDIX B

Deception Planning Worksheet

(Classified when filled in)

1. Situation:

    a. Current situation:

      (1) Friendly:______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

      (2) Enemy:_________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    b. Projected situation (no deception):________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    c. Desired situation:_________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    d. Assumptions (list key assumptions):________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

2. Deception Objective:

    a. Five elements:

      (1) Who?___________________________________________________

      (2) What?__________________________________________________

      (3) When?__________________________________________________

      (4) Where?_________________________________________________

      (5) Whom?__________________________________________________

    b. List two or more deception objectives:_____________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    c. Which deception objective is better?_______________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    d. Do objective actions lead to the desired situation?________ ___________________________________________________________________

3. Desired Perception:

    a. What are the target's current perceptions about our capabilities and intentions?_______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    b. Should these perceptions be altered or maintained?_________ ___________________________________________________________________

    c. Write a desired perception statement containing the three key elements:

      (1) Who?_______________________________________________

      (2) What (threat or opportunity)?______________________

      (3) When and for how long?_____________________________

    d. Will this desired perception result in the deception objective actions necessary to reach the desired situation?________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

4. Deception Story:

    a. What must you tell the target to create or maintain the desired perception?________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    b. Write the deception story you have developed for this exercise (minimum of two sentences):_______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    c. Evaluate your deception story for feasibility and believability:

5. Deception Plan:

    a. List means selected to convey the deception story to the target:____________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    b. Have you considered all possible channels?_________________

    c. Do the means you have selected conform with our standard operating practices?_______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    d. Are other disciplines needed to hide or protect something?_ ___________________________________________________________________

6. Other Information:

    a. Feedback:

      (1) List indicator priority intelligence requirements to help guide intelligence monitoring for enemy reactions to the deception:_________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

      (2) Is your deception flexible enough to allow for change if feedback reveals change is required to ensure success of the deception?_________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

    b. Risks (list most significant):_____________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________




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