Showing posts with label freedoms-sentinel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freedoms-sentinel. Show all posts

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bibliography for Resolute Support (Updated Jan 15)

The Annotated Bibliography for Resolute Support - has been updated and posted. The ISAF mission ended on 31 December 2014 and the NATO Resolute Support mission started on 1 January 2015. The Resolute Support mission is primarily Security Force Assistance along functional areas at the ministry, institutional, and ANA corps level. The bibliography will be very helpful for advisors at all levels in Afghanistan as well as staff members of the RS mission. It has links to hundreds of documents, papers, publications, and websites about advising, the Afghan National Security Forces, and Afghanistan. The bibliography is updated every month and posted the first day of the month. The publication is an Adobe Acrobat PDF, is almost 200 pages long, and is less than 3 MBs big. You can read online or download at the link below.

Friday, January 2, 2015

To Apostrophe or Not - Freedom ( ' ) s Sentinel

There was some initial confusion on the way to refer to the new military campaign in Afghanistan. With the end of the ISAF mission - and President Obama saying that our war in Afghanistan had come to a 'responsible' end - we needed a name to replace "Operation Enduring Freedom". Just like we needed a new name in Iraq once we had won the war there - "Operation Iraqi Freedom" became "Operation New Dawn"; which, by the way - because the war wasn't really over in Iraq either, is now called "Operation Inherent Resolve".

So, back to the apostrophe . . . seems the Department of Defense has an apostrophe . . . and ISAF didn't. I was perplexed and didn't know how to type the phrase. So I went both ways; which in today's Army is now perfectly acceptable . . . I have been told - no first hand experience. But now, the word is out. Use the apostrophe. That makes it a real pain in the neck but I will struggle with it. It is now "Operation Freedom's Sentinel". And, just to clear away any confusion - "Operation Resolute Support" is the NATO term and "Operation Freedom's Sentinel" is the U.S. term.

Read more in "Amid Confusion, DoD Names New Mission 'Operation Freedom's Sentinel",,  December 29, 2014.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Operation Freedom's Sentinel

It appears that the name of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan under the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission will be called Operation Freedom's Sentinel.