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Ria13
08-23-2011, 01:46 AM
yet another US military question.

like it says. do they have any underlying logic or order to them? ISTR that they pick the two letters, say EF and then come up with a name to go along with them, but how do they come up with them?

Duncan J Macdonald
08-23-2011, 02:40 AM
yet another US military question.

like it says. do they have any underlying logic or order to them? ISTR that they pick the two letters, say EF and then come up with a name to go along with them, but how do they come up with them?
You are basically correct, but please see this article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/why-is-it-called-operation-odyssey-dawn/2011/03/22/ABLaaFDB_blog.html), along with its underlying links to official documents.