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Iraq War To Be Rebranded 'Operation New Dawn'- Same Name as Given To Fallujah Invasion
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New Dawn was the name for the bloody and grueling 2004 battle for Fallujah.

Iraq War To Be Rebranded 'Operation New Dawn'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration plans to rebrand its military operation in Iraq "Operation New Dawn," beginning September 1, a Pentagon memorandum shows.

The memo, signed by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, shows the Pentagon approving a request to switch the name of the US military effort in Iraq from its current designation -- "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

"The request... is approved to take effect 1 September 2010, coinciding with the change of mission for US forces in Iraq.

"Aligning the name change with the change of mission sends a strong signal that Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended and our forces are operating under a new mission," Gates wrote in the memo, first reported by ABC News.

The document, which is addressed to General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, adds the rebranding "presents opportunities to synchronize strategic communication initiatives... and recognize our evolving relationship with the government of Iraq."

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  -Iraq War To Be Rebranded 'Operation New Dawn'- Same Name as Given To Fallujah Invasion 12AngryMen  Feb-19-10 12:36 PM   #0 
  - pwned  Greyhound   Feb-19-10 12:38 PM   #1 
  - God Dammit! How many bureaucrats do they have whose job is to come up with these stupid names for  T Wolf   Feb-19-10 12:42 PM   #2 
  - Brilliant parody! I laughed out loud.  timeforpeace   Feb-19-10 12:45 PM   #3 
  - what a crock of shit. 13 yr olds. idiots.  Mari333   Feb-19-10 12:46 PM   #4 
  - Great, we all remember how well the Falluja Battle went?  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 12:46 PM   #5 
  - I guess we should be grateful that "Crusade" wasn't used.  bullwinkle428   Feb-19-10 12:47 PM   #6 
  - The name is indication of our deescalation and withdrawal  Don Caballero   Feb-19-10 12:47 PM   #7 
  - OMG! You must live in a parallel universe? All the natives will remember is the horrible memories  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 12:50 PM   #8 
     - The name may be offensive, but the war is basically over  Don Caballero   Feb-19-10 12:52 PM   #9 
        - No, that's the point. It's sending a message to the natives that we will be there FOREVER.  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 12:55 PM   #10 
           - We are leaving the country in a year and a half  Don Caballero   Feb-19-10 12:56 PM   #12 
              - No we're not. No way! Didn't you get the memo, we're stirring up the rhetoric  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 01:08 PM   #13 
              - We are removing all our combat forces from Iraq in September 2011  Don Caballero   Feb-19-10 01:10 PM   #14 
                 - OK Don, you've been a polite opponent here today. May I make a suggestion?  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 01:18 PM   #15 
              - how much are you willing to bet on that?  frylock   Feb-19-10 01:59 PM   #16 
                 - All combat troops will be out of the country  Don Caballero   Feb-19-10 02:30 PM   #19 
                    - right  frylock   Feb-19-10 03:00 PM   #24 
  - Fucking morons, why not call  Autumn   Feb-19-10 12:55 PM   #11 
  - it's the New and Improved Operation New Dawn n/t  Enrique   Feb-19-10 02:03 PM   #17 
  - What? was 'Operation Wet Kiss' taken?  Junkdrawer   Feb-19-10 02:04 PM   #18 
  - Are they reserving "Operation FUBAR" for Afghanistan?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-19-10 02:34 PM   #20 
  - Nah - they're saving that one for Iran.  Individualist   Feb-19-10 02:36 PM   #21 
  - What, was "Operation Fresh De Novo From the Beginning" already taken? nt  coti   Feb-19-10 02:38 PM   #22 
  - Why not just call it EEEE-Rock and leave it alone to decide its own destiny  SoCalDem   Feb-19-10 02:49 PM   #23 
  - Where's the satire thingie? You're not serious, right?  timeforpeace   Feb-19-10 06:15 PM   #25 
 

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