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March 23, 2010


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One of the best war-naming stories has to be the fact that Operation Iraqi Freedom was originally called Operation Iraqi Liberation, until somebody finally noticed the acronym was a little too frank. Maybe it was Tommy Franks?


From Wiki:

At 5:34 AM Baghdad time on March 20, 2003 (9:34 p.m., March 19 EST) the military invasion of Iraq began.[127] The 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by US army General Tommy Franks, began under the codename "Operation Iraqi Liberation",[128] later renamed "Operation Iraqi Freedom", the UK codename Operation Telic, and the Australian codename Operation Falconer.

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