Feint – a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point to distract from the real target

“A hundred miles behind the four fighters, ninety aircraft were following at thirty thousand feet in what would look very much to the Soviets like an alpha strike, a weighted attack mission of armed tactical fighters. It was exactly that – and also a feint. The real mission belonged to the low-level team of four.”

The hunt for red october, Tom Clancy