NEWS: Some in Pentagon want to name new war 'Operation Hey That's My Humvee'
- Written by Fran Lucientes
In an article that reads like something from the Onion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday on the search by poets in the Pentagon for a name worthy of the nation's latest war. -- American warriors have been assaulting the Islamic State for two months now, but the mission still lacks a name. -- Some think that the reluctance to name the war is an expression of the administration's sense of having a war foisted on them that they didn't want. -- They'll find one someday, but in the meantime military spokespersons are refusing to acknowledge "that the namelessness is unusual," Julian E. Barnes said. -- If humans fail to find a name, computers may be called in: "A Pentagon computer program, the Code Word, Nickname and Exercise Term System, or NICKA, keeps track of previous efforts and sets parameters for future ones." -- "In the absence of an official name, alternatives are bouncing around the halls of the Pentagon. -- One top suggestion takes note of how U.S. bombing raids are targeting U.S.-made equipment nabbed by Islamic State fighters. -- The suggestion: Operation Hey That’s My Humvee." ...
VIDEO: What was really going through Mark Regev's mind...
- Written by Fred Moreau
Mark Regev, born Mark Freiberg in Australia, Hebraicized his name when he moved to Israel in the 1980s. -- He is now the chief spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, and has been since 2007. -- A few days ago, in an imaginative use of video, a YouTube vlogger imagined what was really going through Regev's mind during a particularly tough BBC interview. ...
HUMOR: NSA thinks seeing if it's spying on Bernie Sanders would violate his privacy
- Written by Jack Kus