Friday, February 19, 2010

"Operation Iraqi Freedom" Becoming "Operation New Dawn"

The change is name is less of a rebranding and more of an attempt to signal a clear mission shift; at least that is what the official word is. Skeptics see this as another avenue to try to take credit for success.

"ABC News has learned that the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq -- currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom -- a new name.

The new name: "Operation New Dawn."

In a February 17, 2010, memo to the Commander of Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the "requested operation name change is approved to take effect 1 September 2010, coinciding with the change of mission for U.S. forces in Iraq."

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