mission creep


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mission creep

The gradual expansion or widening in scope of a project, action, or task, especially a military operation, beyond its initial goal or objective. Congress is wary of granting the president's request for military authority in the region, fearing a repeat of the mission creep that plagued his last war effort.
See also: creep, mission
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The study, by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, also cited concerns in the higher education community about mission creep at two-year schools and the potential for creating unproductive competition between universities and colleges.
That's a whole lot of mission creep from Washington, whose first State of the Union speech was 1,089 words.
This egregious loan for a major telecommunications industry buyout between large multinational corporations located in two of the world's largest cities is the latest example of unjustifiable mission creep and hardly represents a rural loan.
Today facing relentless population land use, climate change, energy security, water supply and biodiversity issues, the Forest Society and its colleague groups have no room for mission creep.
We have opposed them 'background checks] from the beginning because there will be mission creep.
Here is yet another problem, endemic to all government-funded programs: mission creep.
Ministers last week insisted the Government was acutely aware of the risk of mission creep as it provides assistance to French forces involved in attempts to drive Islamist militants from the region, but insisted there were no plans to put British boots on the ground.
MISSION CREEP IN YEMEN (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, published May 20)
IS A PROPOSED AUDIT STANDARD on related-party transactions from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) mission creep, or just a pointed reminder to auditors to pay attention to the potentially corrupting role of executive compensation arrangements?
Rasmussen rejected such fears: "There is no mission creep and there will be no mission creep.
We will continue in that vein, intensifying what we are doing and the Apache helicopters are a part of that but this is different from mission creep.
told the BBC Radio "We will always guard against mission creep.
David Cameron sparked concern about mission creep when he made a joint declaration with his US and French counterparts the mission would continue until Gaddafi was gone.
In military lawyering, mission creep is embedded in the widely accepted structural shift away from military justice into operational law.
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