Friday, October 8, 2021

How the ‘self licking ice cream cone,’ prolonged the 20-year war — Gareth Porter

MICIMATT (Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex)
The use of phony metrics to sell the war was not new to cynical enlisted men in Afghanistan. They considered it one of the main features of what they called a “self-licking ice cream cone” or “SLICC”, which a popular glossary of military slang defined as any program that “appears to exist in order to justify its existence and produces irrelevant indicators of success.”
Gareth Porter

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