Ridiculous Power Point Presentations Hamper War Effort

April 28, 2010 at 10:34 (General Stupidity, Uncategorized)

Classic example. Once bureaucratic, pencil-pushing type thinking invades the military things go to crap. It’s not about looking pretty, boys, it’s about fighting and winning. This is ridiculous.

Its coloured charts, graphs and bullet-points are supposed to make the most incomprehensible data crystal clear.

But even the sharpest military minds in American were left baffled by this PowerPoint slide, a mind-boggling attempt to explain the situation in Afghanistan.

‘When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,’ General Stanley McChrystal, the US and NATO force commander, remarked wryly when confronted by the sprawling spaghetti diagram in a briefing.

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