I think I may have felt better about the build-up in Afghanistan before I saw this DOD-commissioned chart that explains it.
(Click image to see full-size image and chart.)
Well, that’s not true and that’s not fair. But I can see I should make myself a little more clear.
I think all of us know after eight years, if we didn’t know before, that big important plans are often very complicated. But that’s not what I was mildly mocking. As some of you know, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the graphical presentation of complex data and systems. And this did not strike me as a particularly good example of that.
If this is a topic that is of interest to you too, here’s a site one reader sent me in response to that earlier post: visualcomplexity.com.