- The Washington Times
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Pentagon is just about ready to release the secret name of its mission against the Islamic State group.

Operations against the terror group have been without an official name since U.S. airstrikes in Iraq began in August, but an execution order may happen this week, CNN reported Monday.

The Pentagon has been questioned about the no-name mission in recent weeks since efforts to stem the tide of Ebola in West Africa has a name — Operation United Assistance — but the fight against Islamic State does not. Likewise, with the death of Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears in the Persian Gulf, who bailed from a malfunctioning MS-22 Osprey, reporters wanted to know what mission he died for.

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Once the mission against the Islamic State group is officially defined, it will also provide a better mechanism for officials to handle budgeting and award designations, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Iraq on Tuesday. The Islamic State group took responsibility for a car bombing in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, The Associated Press reported.

At least six police officers were killed and 35 others were wounded, AP added.

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