As best understood, the def of 'Mission Creep" is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. Mission creep may be considered undesirable due to the dangerous path of each success breeding more ambitious attempts, only stopping when an Epic, often catastrophic, failure occurs.
The mission of 44's September 10th speech so vaguely defined— “We will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. … If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven”—it's hard to tell what the mission is creeping from, or what it might be creeping to.Oh no!
On the other hand, it could be argued it's an escalation type plan.
Moving an entire squadron of the beloved A10 Warthog Thunderbolt II to somewhere in the 'Mideast' and creating a new HQ for an American Army division in Iraq could signal a new pivot to the Middle East!
Pic - "Wouldn't be the 1st time a limited war spread like wildfire"