Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Force Reduction/Mission Shift staircase leads us to something called Overwatch

This is the last of the PowerPoint slides used by General David Petraeus in his report. Although he is a four-star general, he was apparently given permission to deploy an extra star, for a total of five, in his concluding slide. The stars certainly did add a certain snap, crackle and pop. So why do I get the feeling that Edward Tufte would not be impressed? Although Tufte did not immediately provide a critique, commenters on this Matt Yglesias post did a great job of standing in for him.

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