This thread from Brian Cates discusses the way Trump and his military advisers have worked and will work in the next few months. I agree with it overall.
Military deception is an old trick, often practiced on a very large scale. England in WWII painted canvases to show destruction from German bombs, because they had a device to change the navigation of the bombers of various types.
The Allies let the secret invasion of Calais fall into German hands, because they wanted Hitler guarding the wrong landing. Hitler refused to budge and the Normandy Coast invasion received a lot less resistance.
The British also captured German spies and imitated their style of communicating back to the homeland, feeding false information which shaped Hitler's plans.
President Trump has certainly led opponents into battles they could not win. I do not know how anyone could question his timing when two major bills came through to improve trade (Canada-Mexico; China) while truly pathetic types were crowing over their success at staging a trial.
Now Trump has the chance to display the evidence gathered for the last three years, on TV, before the nation.
|Deception is essential in war.|