9 Hilarious Military Code Names You Won’t Believe Were Actually Used
Jimmy Fallon told his audience, "The Pentagon just announced that its fight against ISIS will be called 'Operation Inherent Resolve.' They came up with that name using 'Operation Random Thesaurus.'" The weird operation names don’t stop there.
World War II plan for attacking German factories by air.
Or: The unpleasant exchange that occurred between the Americans and Germans after we bombed their factories, and which prompted Operation I’m Not Talking to You. Here are some words and phrases you had no idea originated in the military.
A World War II plan for an assault on Malaya.
Or: What the Colonel needs to be extracted from every time he dresses in the dark following Operation Brewer.
World War II operation to capture New Georgia.
Or: What results when all the cool Operation Code Names are taken. Here are some phrases we use all the time that actually make no sense.
World War II British Airborne landing at Taranto, Italy.
Or: What happened at Taranto, Italy, when Operation Larry was joined by Operation Moe and Operation Curly. Think that’s funny? You’ll get a kick out of our hilarious military jokes.
A World War II diversionary operation.
Or: Why that one soldier always stayed behind. Did you know that “casanova”—and these 14 other words—were inspired by real-life people?
World War II code name for the Yalta conference between Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.
Or: The X-Men’s mortal enemy takes on the WW II Men. Learn about the surprising legacies of US presidents.
World War II plan for an attack on Rangoon, Burma.
Or: A military operation that by all accounts sucked. These are the things America’s troops wish you knew.