Thursday, August 24, 2006

Winning the War on Terror... through PowerPoint

An interesting blog about how the US military has recently been using PowerPoint slides to convey battle strategies instead of clearly written orders:

[Army Lt. General David] McKiernan had another, smaller but nagging issue: He couldn't get Franks to issue clear orders that stated explicitly what he wanted done, how he wanted to do it, and why. Rather, Franks passed along PowerPoint briefing slides that he had shown to Rumsfeld...

Here is one of the slides used to convey how the occupation phase of the Iraq conflict was expected to work:

Reminds me of The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation, a what-if Lincoln had access to PowerPoint when giving one of his most famous speeches.

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