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Operation Inspiration: What's the best mission name?

From Operation Iron Hammer to Operation Glad Tidings of Benevolence, the U.S. military's code names for wars and battles have shifted from the rah-rah bellicose to the sometimes cringingly diplomatic. Post reporter Chris Davenport's story on how and why the military chooses names for its missions gets into the history and practices behind the process, and along the way provides some strange and wonderful examples.

Now, here's your chance to choose the names that work best and worst. Of the 10 combat mission names below, which would pump you up for battle? Which color you unimpressed? Rate them from best to worst.

And come ahead with your own suggestions for operation names that the military hasn't used--but should. Post those on the comment board below....

By Marc Fisher  | March 22, 2010; 10:57 AM ET
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