Selections from ةيلمع Operación Operation Opération 作业 Oперация (“operation” in each official United Nations language), a poem by Moez Surani consisting of the names of military operations carried out by UN member states. The poem spans 193 countries and 69 years, and in March 2014 contained the names of more than 2,300 operations. Surani intends to engrave the poem onto a monument to be donated to the UN, with room left for future entries. The operations listed here took place between 2000 and 2009.
New Horizons Essential Harvest Noble Eagle Kratos Infinite Justice Enduring Freedom Green Quest Sirius Crescent Wind Veritas Parakram/Valor Teyvat Noah/Noah’s Ark Derekh Nehosha/Determined Path Safe Commerce Bastille Antica Babilonia/Ancient Babylon Tapeworm All American Tiger Red Dawn Santa Strike Clothes for Kids Wolverine Feast Secure Tomorrow Wolfpack Crunch Arrrowhead Strike 10 Student to Student Diyala Border Police Audit Phantom Linebacker Tombstone Piledriver Flashman Mayfield III Cobra Sweep Tiger Care Vanguard Thunder Cajun Mousetrap III Iron Fury Showdown Wolverine Grizzly Forced Entry Black Typhoon Yimy Tshovh/Days of Penitence Iolaus Wolfhound Fury Bulldog Centaur Strike II Centaur Strike III Mandarin Squeeze Mustang Socko Tiger Club Crayon Tiger Fury Duke Fury Al Fajr/New Dawn Phantom Fury Wolfhound Power Wolfhound Jab Rock Bottom Falcon Freedom Soprano Sunset Iraqi Children Backbreaker Lion Cub Unified Assistance Madad/HelpTherapist Checkmate Centaur Showdown Unforgiven Swashbuckle Yad l’Achim/Giving Brothers a Hand Murambatsvina/Drive Out Rubbish/Restore Order Scrimmage Vigilance Clear Decision Block Party II Mongoose Dragons Breath Squeeze Play Souk/New Market Moon River Dragon San Juan Romhe/Spear White Shield Khanjar/Dagger al Azil al Sitrateegi/Strategic Separation Red Wings Diablo Reach Back Shadyville Site Down Jolly Roger Demon Digger Firework Fanfare Warrior’s Rage Whalers Quick Strike Able Warrior Restoring Rights