The Island Intelligencer: Denial, deception and double agents

Recent news of Ukrainian forces deploying wooden effigies of advanced U.S. rocket systems (HIMARS) to lure Russian troops into wasting costly long-range cruise missiles to destroy the decoys provide a good conversation starter on the fascinating world of denial and deception (D&D) — or maskirovka, as the Russians say — where warfare, covert action, and intelligence (especially double-agentry) overlap.