7,000-mile screwdriver
 n.— «Senior military officers referred to it as “the 7,000-mile screwdriver.” That was their way of describing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s penchant for micromanaging aspects of the Iraq War that interested him.» —“Iraq claims its most senior casualty” by David Ignatius Daily Star (Lebanon) Nov. Iraq claims its most senior casualty10, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Alice says:

    PACAF (Pacific Air Command) uses this phrase frequently. Their headquarters is in Hawaii, but the bases are all over the eastern pacific rim. I first heard it used in the mid 80s.

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