The 25 Least Inspiring Military Operation Names

#10.
Operation Rainbow

What Was It?

2004 Israeli incursion into Gaza Strip

Sounds Like:

The Israeli PR agency wanted this to be seen as a friendlier, happier incursion into the Gaza Strip.

#9.
Operation Focus

What Was It?

Successful mission to find weapons cache in Iraq.

Sounds Like:

The last thing you want to hear the guy diffusing the bomb yell at himself.

#8.
Operation Thundercat

What Was It?

Mission to disrupt Baghdad insurgency.

Sounds Like:

Cheap way of scoring laughs on a humor website, less effective way to convince people to risk their lives.

#7.
Operation Exercise Unified Spirit

What Was It?

Biannual NATO operation trains international forces to work together.

Sounds Like:

It was named at a high school pep rally, and "Operation Good Hustle, Guys" was deemed too casual.

#6.
Operation Safe Neighborhood

What Was It?

Mission to make markets safer for Iraqis.

Sounds Like:

Report of music being played too loud. Teenagers told to keep it down. Mission accomplished.

#5.
Operation Punisher III

What Was It?

Counter of surge in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

Sounds Like:

Dolph Lundgren was too stoic and Thomas Jane just never sold us.

#4.
Operation Woodshed

What Was It?

Iraqi mission killed 11 terrorists.

Sounds Like:

"Feel vaguely ill at ease about what we have in store for you, enemy."

#3.
Operation Beaver Cage

What Was It?

Swift Boat operation in Vietnam.

Sounds Like:

Ladies and gentleman, the results are in and we have a unanimous winner in the category of "military operation most likely to also be a porno catering to a vaguely frightening fringe fetish." However, the Swift Boat captains couldn't compete in the category of "most homoerotic mission name," which went to ...

#2.
Operation Mustang Flex

What Was It?

Mission to deny insurgents sanctuary.

Sounds Like:

The fact that this is quite possibly the greatest name for a gay porn star ever concocted, and the implication of horse sex would have made this a shoo-in for "the most frightening name to think about in a sexual context that resists any other thought train" if it weren't for our winner ...

#1.
Operation Grizzly Forced Entry

What Was It?

Who cares?

Sounds Like:

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