10 Military Operations With Interesting Names
We all know that the human world has been encompassed by wars till as far as you can remember. There have been occasions where battles were fought for independence and while many countries lost it there were countries that gained independence through the very same means. There were various groups that were annihilated because of battle. In order to help with the wars there are countless lower-level operations that are performed. These operations are at police levels and even FBI, DEA etc. There have been many such operations throughout the course of history and this list talks about that. The most interesting aspect of those operations are the names; really creative I must say. Enjoy the read.
10. OPERATION MAGIC CARPET
The operation was launched in the June of 1945. The purpose was to get over 8 million Americans back to their soil, out of Europe and the Pacific. The name of is quite simple and it really isn’t all that interesting. But it does justice to the details of the mission. A safe, fast and a quick getaway back to the homeland.
9. OPERATION DESERT STORM
This operation took place in the year 1991. It was a name used during the Persian Gulf War. The name of course is not that interesting, but I love it. The name clearly shows what the intent of the mission was; bombing in sandy deserts so must so as to cause a dust storm, a desert storm. I would say the choice of words was simple and absolutely spot on. Read on, there are much interesting titles waiting to be discovered by you.
8. OPERATION BAYONET LIGHTNING
This particular operation lasted for just sixteen hours and it happened in the December of 2003. The mission required the seizing of any weapons that might be hidden in some villages in Iraq that could pose a threat to the coalition forces engaged in war on terrorism. The title is very interesting in my opinion. Lightning might refer to speed and so in this case it might mean the seizing of dangerous weapons as soon as possible. I still don’t get why ‘bayonet’ was used, probably because even a knife or an extinct weapon poses a threat and must be seized.
7. OPERATION VALIANT GUARDIAN
The operation involves Iraq, the coalition forces and the United States. The mission entailed to uncover insurgents and weapons so that the safety of the soldiers fighting in Iraq could be ensured. I think the reason the name was given to the operation is because it suggests protection and in this case the protection of the troops that were in a sudden death mayhem in Iraq. The name also suggests to the Iraqi forces that the battle they have engaged in will not be an easy one.
6. OPERATION URGENT FURY
The island of Grenada was invaded by the United States in 1983. They were accompanied by other island nations. The reason behind the invasion was a military coup that happened in the country. The name is pretty simple and straightforward. I understand that why it was urgent; basically because almost every mission of such sort is urgent. But the ‘fury’ part of the name intrigued me. Fury is dangerous; it is the mother of anger. The mission was perhaps considered very important so as to ‘infuriate’ the US.
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