List of military missions, operations, and projectsOperations: * Adler ("Eagle") -- German air offensive against Britain, as a prelude to Seelwe, 1940. * Agatha -- 1946 British attack on Hagana and Irgun in Palestine * Ambassador -- British commando raid during World War II * Anaconda -- US effort to capture al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan. * Anadyr -- USSR plan to base nuclear weapons in Cuba; the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis * Apollo -- Canadian Navy's operation in support of the United States forces in Afghanistan. * Argus -- detonation of nuclear bombs in the upper atmosphere, 1959. * Attila  -- German seizure and occupation of Vichy France, 1940. * Attila  -- Turkish invasion and occupation of northern Cyprus, 1974. * Barbarossa -- German invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. * Birke ("Birch") -- German plan to withdraw from Northern Finland prior to the Lapland War, September 1944. * Birkhahn ("Black Cock") -- German withdrawl from Norway, 1945. * Blau ("Blue") -- German offensive at Voronezh, Russia, June 1942. * Bljesak ("Flash") -- Croatian offensive against western Slavonian parts of Krajina, 1995 * Blcher -- German campaign in the Caucasus, April 1942 * Bodenplatte ("Baseplate") -- German aerial attack on 27 Allied airbases in Europe, January 1945. * Bodyguard -- the Allied strategic deception plan for the Normandy landings * Chariot -- the British raid on St Nazaire, March 1942 * Compass -- the British counter-offensive in Egypt/Libya, December 1940 * Cooney -- French commando raid. * Coronet -- Second of two prongs of the planned invasion of Japan, Downfall * Epsom -- British assault west of Caen, Normandy, 1944. * (Fall) Blau  ("Case Blue") -- Planned German air attack on England, 1939. * Fall Blau  ("Case Blue") -- German offensive in the southern USSR, 1942. * Cerberus -- Escape of German capital ships from Brest, France to home ports in Germany, February 12, 1942 * Cobra -- American breakout from Normandy, 1944. * Crusader -- British attempt to relieve Tobruk (Libya), 1941. * Deadlight -- postwar scuttling of U-boats, 1945-1946. * Desert Shield -- buildup prior to Gulf War, 1990. * Desert Storm -- Gulf War, 1991. * Downfall -- planned Allied invasion of Japan. o Olympic -- First of two prongs of the invasion of Japan. o Coronet-- Second of two prongs of the invasion of Japan. * Donnerschlag ("Thunderbolt") -- Planned breakout of the German 6th Army from Stalingrad, December 1942. * Downwood -- attack on German dams in World War II. * Dragoon -- Allied landing in southern France, 1944. * Drumbeat -- German U-boat attack on east coast shipping of US, 1942. * Dynamo -- The Evacuation from Dunkirk * Edelweiss -- Proposed capture of the oil fields of Baku in the Caucasus by Axis forces, July 1942. * El Dorado Canyon -- US strikes against Libya, 1986. * Enduring Freedom, US and UK invasion of Afghanistan, 2001-2002. * Entebbe - Israeli Entebbe operation 1976 * Evening Light -- US attempt to rescue embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran, 1980. * Fall Gelb ("Case Yellow") -- German offensive against western Europe, 1940. * Fall Weiss ("Case White") -- German invasion of Poland, 1939. * Felix -- Planned German invasion of Gibraltar via Spain, 1940-1941. * Feuerzauber ("Fire Magic") -- Planned German capture of Leningrad, 1942. * Fischereiher ("Heron") -- German offensive to capture Stalingrad, 1942. * Fortitude -- Allied deception of Germany, 1944. * Frhlingserwachen ("Spring Awakening") -- Last German counterattack against Russian forces in Hungary, March 1945. * Granby -- British codename for operations during Gulf War in 1991. * Golden Pheasant -- US deployment in Honduras, 1988. * Goodwood -- British breakout attempt in Normandy (France), 1944. * Greif ("Grab") -- German troops disguised as Allied soldiers capture bridges across the River Meuse in the Ardennes (Luxembourg and France), 1944. * Haven Denial -- U.S. and Italian forces against Taliban remnants and Al Qaeda fighters in southeast Afghanistan, July, 2003. * Herbstreise ("Autumn Journey") -- Decoy invasion of Scotland in conjunction with Seelwe, 1940. * Herkules -- Planned Axis airborne invasion of Malta, 1942. * Wacht am Rhein ("Watch on the Rhine") -- German counteroffensive in the Ardennes (Luxembourg and France), 1944. * Husky -- Allied invasion of Sicily, 1943. * Icarus -- Planned German invasion of Iceland, 1940. * Infinite Justice, original name for Enduring Freedom. * Iraqi Freedom -- coalition name for 2003 Iraq War. * Jonathan -- rescue of hostages at Entebbe, Uganda in 1976. * Just Cause -- US invasion of Panama, 1989. * Lightfoot -- first attack by British at El Alamein, 1942. * Marita -- German invasion of Greece, 1941. * Lost -- British commando raid in Brittany, June, 1944. * Margarethe -- German operation to keep Hungary from falling to Russia and defecting to the Allies, in March 1944. * Market Garden -- Allied airborne attempt to gain a Rhine crossing in the Netherlands, 1944. * Merkur ("Mercury") -- German invasion of Crete, 1941. * Mondscheinsonate ("Moonlight Sonata") -- German aerial raid on Coventry, November 1940. * Morgenrote ("Dawn") -- German counterattack against Anzio landings, January 1944. * Narcissus -- British commando raid. * Nordlicht  ("Northern Lights") -- Planned German assault on Lenningrad, 1942. * Nordlicht  ("Northern Lights") -- German withdrawal from the Kola Peninsula and Finland into Norway in 1944. * Nordwind ("North Wind") -- German offensive in the Alsace region, January 1945. * Northwoods - plan to incite war between United States and Cuba in 1960s * Olympic -- First of two prongs of the invasion of Japan part of Downfall. * Oluja ("Storm") -- Croatian offensive against Krajina, 1995 * Overlord -- Allied landings in Normandy (France), 1944. o Bodyguard, Overall deception plan. o Detroit, American airdrop in Normany. o Chicago, American airdrop in Normandy. o Dingson Free French Commando raid. o Tonga, British airdrop in Normandy. o Neptune, Overall Allied naval operations for the invasion. o Maple, Allied naval minesweeping operations. o Gambit, British midget submarine operations. * Northern Watch -- northern No-Fly Zone over Iraq, 1990s. * Paperclip - a part-military, part-scientific operation to gain information out of Nazi scientists after the Second World War. * Peace for Galilee - Israeli invasion of Lebanon * Peter Pan - transfer of Cubans to United States in 1960-1962 * Platinfuchs ("Platinum Fox") -- German attack towards Murmansk from Finnish Petsamo as part of Operation Barbarossa, 1941. * Polarfuchs ("Polar Fox") -- German attack towards Kandalaksha from Finnish Lapland as part of Operation Barbarossa, 1941. * Power Pack -- US deployment in Santo Domingo, 1965. * Provide Comfort - provide security and humanitarian aid to Kurds in northern Iraq in 1991 * Renntier ("Reindeer") -- German occupation of Finnish Petsamo in 1941. * Rheinbung ("Exercise Rhine") -- German attacks on Allied shipping conducted by the ships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, 1941. * Rsselsprung  ("Knights Move") -- German naval campaign to sink Allied Arctic convoys between Britain and Russia, 1942. * Rsselsprung  ("Knights Move") -- German attempt to capture partisan leader Tito at his Bosnian HQ, May 1944. * Roundup -- Planned Allied landings in France, 1942. * Seelwe ("Sea Lion") -- Planned German invasion of Great Britain, 1940. * Sharp Edge -- evacuation of Americans from Liberia, 1990-1991. * Shining Express--evacuation of Americans from Liberia, 2003. * Sledgehammer -- Planned Allied landings in France, 1942. * Sonnenwende ("Winter Solstice") -- German offensive to relieve Pomerania from Russian forces and halt advance on Berlin, February 1945. * Southern Watch -- southern No-Fly Zone over Iraq, 1990s. * Stsser -- German paratrooper drop intended to capture highway crossroads in the Ardennes (Luxembourg and France), December 1944. * Supercharge -- second attack by British at El Alamein, 1942. * Suzannah - Israel plan to bomb American interests in Egypt in 1954 * Tanne Ost -- Failed German attempt to capture Suursaari from Finland in 1944. * Tanne West -- Planned German attempt to capture land from Finland in 1944. * Telic -- British codename for operations against Iraq in 2003. * Theseus -- German offensive to drive Allies out of Cyrenaica and Egypt, 1942. * Torch -- American landings in North Africa, 1942. * Totalize -- Allied effort to trap German armor in Normandy, 1944. * Typhoon -- German autumn offensive to capture Moscow, October 1941. * Urgent Fury -- US invasion of Grenada, 1983. * Vittles -- Berlin Airlift in 1948 * Watchtower -- US counterinvasion of Guadalcanal, 1942. * Weserbung ("Weser Exercise") -- German invasions of Denmark and Norway, April 1940. * Wintergewitter ("Winter Storm") -- German attempt to relief encircled 6th Army in Stalingrad (Russia), 1942. * Zitadelle ("Citadel") -- German counteroffensive at Kursk (Russia), 1943.