The Fog of War

Talking Points Memo posted this insanely complicated flowchart illustrating the military's plan for Afghanistan.

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NBC's Richard Engel reports that this flowchart from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "lays out the counterinsurgency strategy to achieve three goals: "Influence insurgent-minded individuals to adopt a neutral disposition"; "Influence neutral-minded individuals to adopt a supportive disposition;" and "Retain supportive individuals."

The double lines through certain connectors on the chart represent "significant delay.""

All clear?