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Operation Odyssey Dawn - What's in a Name?

There is no mistaking the seriousness of the United States military's mission in Libya. What's not so serious, perhaps, is the name of the mission: Operation Odyssey Dawn. Several media outlets have been questioning the origin of the name - and the wisdom of its selection as the moniker of such an important task.

This, from the Daily Beast.

The Washington Post also took a stab at explaining the name:


When I first heard the name for the Libya mission was Operation Odyssey Dawn, I immediately thought of the song "Delta Dawn", which came out about the time I was born. Now I have that song stuck in my head. Wondering what I'm talking about? Take a look below: