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April 2, 2003

War Jargon

Posted by Mike on April 2, 2003 8:55 PM

The Village Voice has a glossary of war jargon:

Forward Operating Base Shell: Headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division in central Iraq. Soldiers nicknamed this and another army outpost "Camp Shell" and "Camp Exxon," supposedly because the fuel stations remind them of filling stations at home.

and so on.

(via Reason's Hit and Run)