Deception and concealment can help mitigate the risks that an adversary might cripple U.S. forward maritime forces in a massive, war-opening strike, achieve in the first days or weeks some fait accompli, or inflict severe losses on maritime forces as they maneuver within a contested zone to retake the initiative.
Solomon, Jonathan F.
"Maritime Deception and Concealment: Concepts for Defeating Wide-Area Oceanic Surveillance-Reconnaissance-Strike Networks,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 7.
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