2-3. COMSEC also makes it possible to obtain tactical or strategic surprise against an enemy,
and to reduce susceptibility to enemy attack resulting from disclosure of military information.
Remember, tactical or strategic ____________________ against an enemy is made
possible by maintaining COMSEC.
(2-3. Answer: surprise)
2-4. Effective COMSEC measures deny unauthorized persons valuable information which might
be derived from the possession and study of telecommunications, or mislead unauthorized
persons in their interpretations of the results of such study.
COMSEC provides protection for ____________________ information which might be
derived by ____________________ persons from the study of telecommunications.
(2-4. Answer: valuable, unauthorized)
PART B - FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
intelligible form to the proper addressee, and that the meaning intended by the originator is not
altered or obscured in the process. Reliability is always of paramount importance. However,
there is a variable or changeable relationship between security and speed. In the planning stages
of an operation, for example, when only a few persons should know what is contemplated,
security is far more important than speed. But as the time of execution approaches, additional
persons must know the plan, and preparations cannot be so effectively concealed. Speed is then