How Wars Are Named
Friday, March 25, 2011
When the American military's code name for the current intervention in Libya, Operation Odyssey Dawn, was made public, the name generated some jeers (comedian Jon Stewart pointed out that it sounded like an album by the progressive rock band Yes). Which made us wonder: how do operations get named? Bob talks to linguist Geoffrey Nunberg about how it works and how American war names have changed over time.
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