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A Best Defense snap contest: Name the first joint U.S.-Iranian military exercise

Over the weekend there was lots of talk about the Iranians offering to help the United States with "joint action" inside Iraq. But of course the U.S. military likes to train before it fights, right? That raises the crucial question: What would be a good name for a joint U.S.-Iranian exercise?  Send in your suggestion! ...

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Over the weekend there was lots of talk about the Iranians offering to help the United States with "joint action" inside Iraq.

But of course the U.S. military likes to train before it fights, right? That raises the crucial question: What would be a good name for a joint U.S.-Iranian exercise?  Send in your suggestion! (You can post it as a comment here, tweet it to me @tomricks1, or e-mail it to me at the address at the bottom of my FP bio.)

Winner gets a copy of David Ignatius's new novel about the CIA, The Director.

Over the weekend there was lots of talk about the Iranians offering to help the United States with "joint action" inside Iraq.

But of course the U.S. military likes to train before it fights, right? That raises the crucial question: What would be a good name for a joint U.S.-Iranian exercise?  Send in your suggestion! (You can post it as a comment here, tweet it to me @tomricks1, or e-mail it to me at the address at the bottom of my FP bio.)

Winner gets a copy of David Ignatius’s new novel about the CIA, The Director.

Some suggestions so far: 

Great Satan ’14

Ayatollah Gold

Neptune Crescent

Combatant Clergy I

Sectarian Focus II

Karbala Maneuvers

 Nimble Nimrod

Exercise External Look

 Islamic Freedom

Desert Cross-Eyed

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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