From: Stratford, Connecticut
While reading Sun-tzu's The Art of War, I came across the following type of spy:
Dead spies are those for whom we deliberately create false information; they then pass it on to the enemy (Chapter 13 - Espionage)
I think this was a reference to what was once called a "false cipher," but I immediately thought of the fine Brit flik "The Man Who Never Was" and this quote from the film:
"Last night I dreamed a deadly dream / Beyond the Isle of Skye / I saw a dead man win a fight / And I think that man was I."
The film was based on a true WW II story re Brit Intel's scam to trick the German High Command into shifting it's forces away from Italy prior to its invasion by the Allies.
To do this, the Brits procure a man who died from pneumo, dress him as an officer and paradrop the corpse into the sea while handcuffed to a briefcase containing fake invasion plans for Greece!
This also touches other aspects of AoW in Ch 6 "Empty and Full," i.e., by reinforcing his left, your opponent weakens his right: classic misdirection.
Any thoughts or other real life examples from AoW?
Or the movies?
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