THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTED IT LATE LAST YEAR AND I JUST CAME ACROSS IT.
IT EXPLAINS WHY AMERICA'S CURRENT "WAR AGAINST ISIS" 9THE ISLAMIC STATE) STILL HAS NO NAME, SUCH AS "OPERATION DESERT STORM", ETC, HAS ENJOYED.
THIS SHOULD SHOW US THE ABSOLUTE CALLOUSNESS OF SOME ILLUSTRIOUS MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY WHO SIT IN THE PENTAGON!
MY "NOTES" WILL APPEAR IN BRACKETS [ LIKE THIS] .
ALL HIGHLIGHTED, IN-BOLD, AND ITALICS IS MY DOING.
I'M BIG ON "EMPHASIS".
OPERATION NAME-THAT-MISSION: THE HUNT FOR MILITARY MONIKERS
By JULIAN E. BARNES
Updated Oct. 3, 2014 12:12 a.m. ET
For weeks, military planners have debated a thorny strategic problem. In recent days, they sent a suggestion to the Pentagon’s top brass.
It was rejected. America’s newest war won’t be called "Operation Inherent Resolve".
Two months since war planes first started striking Islamic State targets, operations in Iraq and Syria don’t have a fancy name. One of the generic placeholders found on classified Pentagon PowerPoint slides reads: “Operations in Iraq and Syria.”
The delay over naming the Iraq and Syria mission has led some to suggest politics is at play. The latest war, some officials said, is one the Obama administration didn’t seek or eagerly embrace. “If you name it, you own it,” said a defense official. “And they don’t want to own it.”
[BLEH???? IS THIS GUY ANNAPOLIS, WEST POINT, WHAT?]
And so aides to the Joint Chiefs of Staff have asked Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of Central Command, for new options.
The use of nicknames to influence public perception started with the 1989 invasion of Panama, or Operation Just Cause. Before the Pentagon decided the name had publicity potential, it was calling the mission Operation Blue Spoon.
[HOW MANY KNEW WE SENT 3,000 TROOPS TO LIBERIA?
WHO KNOWS WHAT THE HELL THEY DID THERE?]
Officially, the military won’t comment on why the current operation in Iraq and Syria is proving the exception. Military spokesmen don’t acknowledge that the namelessness is unusual.
“There is no name for this operation,” stated Col. Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for Central Command.
[GET READY...HERE COMES A REAL 'ZINGER'!]
Privately, Pentagon officials say they don’t want a bad name.
Army historians note the military is careful with acronyms, noting a couple of rejects including Operation Afghan Freedom (OAF) and Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL).
["OIL"...GOOD ONE, RIGHT?]
Operation Enduring Freedom, the name for the Afghanistan war, has unintentionally lived up to its name now that that war is the longest in American history.
That name is to be retired in December and replaced with Operation Resolute Support.
[WAY TO GO, BOYS! DON'T REMIND US NOBODY GOT ANY "FREEDOM" OUT OF THAT DAMNED THING OR THAT WE'RE IN IT FOR LIFE!]
The military remains queasy about Operation New Dawn, the name bestowed on the Iraq war after President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations -- because it wasn’t.
[NOPE! SAME BAT GUANO, DIFFERENT PREZ!]
In 1991, Gen. Colin Powell rejected the workmanlike name suggested for a humanitarian relief mission in Bangladesh, Operation Productive Effort. The operation was re-christened Operation Sea Angel.
Responsibility for coming up with names tends to sit with Regional Combatant Commanders, the four-star officers who oversee military operations in different parts of the world, although aides to the Joint Chiefs and the civilian policy staff look over options for major operations.
[I WONDER...DID THEY DRAW STRAWS FOR THAT "HONOR", OR DID THEY "COUNT POTATOES"?]
Aides to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were firm that neither man has spent any time thinking about the name this time around.
[YEAH, ABOUT THAT TIME HAGEL WAS PROBABLY WONDERING IF HE WAS GOING THE WAY OF PETRAEUS, AFTER THAT ATTEMPTED MILITARY COUP AND THE SCANDALS INVENTED TO COVER IT UP.
HAGEL WAS OUSTED AS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE BY OBAMA THE NEXT MONTH AFTER THIS WSJ ARTICLE!
OLD MARTY DEMPSEY JUST APOLOGIZED 3 DAYS AGO TO THE MOTHER OF A FALLEN S.E.A.L. MEMBER FOR CALLOUS REMARKS ABOUT THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF RAMADI.
BUT IN 2013-2014 HE REALLY CAME UNDER FIRE AND SOME EVEN SCREAMED FOR HIS STARS TO BE RIPPED OFF HIM AND THAT HE BE DRUMMED OUT OF THE SERVICE, REMEMBER? BENGHAZI. <READ ABOUT IT, CLICK HERE> ]
A Pentagon computer program, the Code Word, Nickname and Exercise Term System, or NICKA, keeps track of previous efforts and sets parameters for future ones.
[REALLY? HOW MANY TAX DOLLARS DOES THAT COST US? A CODE NAME GENERATOR? CAN'T THE PENTAGON COME UP WITH SILLY NAMES WITHOUT COMPUTER ASSISTANCE? ]
Officials say the classified system is often ignored when it comes to high-profile conflicts.
[THAT ISN'T ALL THEY 'IGNORE'! REASON, LOGIC, CONCERN FOR OUR 'BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND TROOPS AND MILITARY VETERANS DAMN WELL GET IGNORED A LOT!]
There are other, more prosaic explanations for the conflict’s anonymity.
Military operations typically get a name so they can get funding.
That is because congressional appropriations are assigned to specific military operations.
The current operations in Iraq and Syria are being funded by a reallocation of existing appropriations and that has removed some of the urgency for a name, Pentagon officials said.
["AIN'T GONNA GET NO MONEY, AIN'T GONNA GET NO NAME", EH, BOYS?]
This time, there might be a more important driver than money: medals.
[NOW WE'RE TALKING! MEDALS...FOR THE ONES WHO SIT ON THEIR ASSES AND SEND IN THE 'GRUNTS'?]
The previous Iraq campaign medal, awarded for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, is no longer awarded.
Pentagon officials said Thursday personnel serving in the fight against Islamic State militants will be eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
But many of the pilots flying over Iraq and Syria already have those medals.
And the military likes to create unique medals for different operations to highlight breadth of service.
As a result, top generals overseeing the personnel system want a new ribbon, which means they need a new name.
[BAM! THERE IT IS! MEDALS FOR GENERALS, MORE 'FLASH', SOME CHEST COLOR FOR THE UNIFORMS!]
In the absence of an official name, alternatives are bouncing around the halls of the Pentagon.
[ALONG WITH THE PROSTITUTES AND MISTRESSES?]
[HERE COMES THE HUMVEE PART...WAIT FOR IT...]
One top suggestion takes note of how U.S. bombing raids are targeting U.S.-made equipment nabbed by Islamic State fighters.
he suggestion: Operation Hey That’s My Humvee.
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I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT THIS MAKES ME SICK!
THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS I'D LIKE TO SAY, BUT THAT KIND OF PROFANITY ISN'T GOING TO APPEAR HERE IN THE TEA ROOM, SO I'LL JUST SCARE THE DOGS WITH WHAT I WANT TO SAY, TURN THE AIR AROUND ME "BLUE" AND LEAVE IT TO YOU TO DECIDE WHAT TO THINK ABOUT THIS CRAP.
MAYBE WE WHO HAVE LOST FRIENDS AND/OR FAMILY IN THOSE DAMNED SANDLOT NATIONS ARE JUST TOO SENSITIVE ABOUT BS LIKE THIS...
INSTEAD OF PICKING A "CUTE" NAME FOR THE CRAP GOING ON OVER THERE, WHY CAN'T WE JUST CALL IT A WRAP, BRING ALL OUR MILITARY BACK, POINT THEM AT THE TERRORISTS UP IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND LET THEM CLEAR THAT DAMNABLE "HILL"?
LET THE MIDDLE EAST WORK OUT ITS OWN PROBLEMS!
THE DEPLETED URANIUM ALONE THAT THE U.S. HAS LEFT OVER THERE SHOULD SERVE NICELY TO REMIND EVERYONE WHO ALREADY HATES OUR TROOPS THERE THAT "KILROY WAS HERE", SO, LEAVE THAT AND CLOSE THE DOOR ON THAT ENTIRE REGION.
LET THE SAUDIS AND THE IRANIANS, HAMAS AND ISIS SLUG IT OUT!
THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB OF KILLING THE LIVING HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER AS IT IS!
AND THEY ALL HATE AMERICA'S GUTS!
NOT OUR CIRCUS, NOT OUR MONKEYS!
#$@&%*! #$@&%#$@&%*! #$@&% IT!!!