A military operation so vital to US interests they forgot to name it: What would Hobbes say?

Easily the funniest thing I’ve read all week. A military operation so vital to the interests of the United States, they forgot to name it. On “the late naming of Operation of Inherent Resolve“: Unlike their coalition partners, and unlike previous American combat operations, no name was initially given to the 2014 intervention against ISIL by the U.S. government. The decision to keep the conflict nameless drew considerable media criticism. U.S. Service members remain ineligible for Campaign Medals and other service decorations due to the continuing ambiguous nature of the continuing U.S. involvement in Iraq. On 15 October 2014, the United States Central Command announced that the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria was henceforth designated as […]