Dynamic Planning for COIN in Afghanistan — Click for a larger view

Did anyone see the recently unveiled plan for Afghanistan? I certainly can’t make sense of it.

But in the utter mess of this infographic, there is a sort of beauty. If it were to be expanded and expanded again, surely it would become a sort of abstract pattern, a pleasant visual background noise.

Download the PDF of this plan and investigate all the subtleties of such chaos.

UPDATE: for an example of an equally chaotic but much more beautiful infographic, check out the recent entry on the Pentagram blog