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Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve
Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U.S. began airstrikes against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and later in Syria. It's not clear why the Pentagon delayed naming a military campaign that now involves more than 20 countries, more than 300 airstrikes and more than 1,400 U.S. military personnel in Iraq. An operation name is used for numerous purposes, including funding requests and military medals. For instance, the Pentagon referred to the war in Iraq as Operation Iraqi...

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