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The meaning of wilderness of mirrors is when a spy operation is so complex or becomes overly complex that it’s too difficult or impossible to tell between lies and facts.
This is the inexplicit point at which an intelligence / clandestine operation reaches a critically unstable state where truth and deception is no longer discernible or friend and foe is longer recognizable.
Due to the dynamic nature of these types of operations, an inherently overcomplex plan or an OP that develops into an overcomplicated one, could become unviable and unlikely to succeed.
In theory, a sophisticated plan should be more effective and efficient with a higher likelihood of mission success than a simple plan.
In practice, the more basic the plan, the better.
The most complex mission objectives often have the simplest operational directives.
[PHOTO :Wilderness of Mirrors Meaning in Tokyo, Japan]