Ukraine war and the long tradition of deception
05 September 2022 | 5:51 pm
Deceiving the enemy is an important war tactic. Throughout history, military strategy has involved the use of dummies — be it fake guns, tanks, airplanes, or soldiers. Ukraine is no different.
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