Great importance is attached to the dislocation of communications. In
any undefended area handfuls of the enemy landed stealthily from the
air may be expected to exert surprise and dismay out of all proportion
to their numbers by destroying telephone or telegraph installations, seizing
radio stations, and interfering with the ordinary channels of
communication. Such a dislocation may be undertaken as a temporary
diversion or other special operation, or as the preliminary to a
larger airborne attack.