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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Operation Red Dawn
Operation Red Dawn was a military operation conducted by the United States Armed Forces on December 13, 2003 in the small town of ad-Dawr in Iraq, near Tikrit.
The operation resulted in the capture of the country's former president, Saddam Hussein, and put to rest rumours of his death.
The operation was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, the Raider Brigade.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Operation-Red-Dawn   (6193 words)

  
 Red White Blue Dawn
In 2003, the conclusion of the U.S. led operation Red Dawn, came with the capture of Saddam Hussein by a U.S. Marine outfit called the Wolverines.
Most Americans (certainly fans of Red Dawn) would miss this fact, as the true message of that film, and indeed of the U.S. occupation in Iraq, is one of blind nationalism.
Red White and Blue Dawn is constructed from the combined media coverage from the first year of the U.S. invasion into Iraq.
swamp.nu /projects/redawn.html   (218 words)

  
 John Milius
He is also well-known as the director of Red Dawn, a controversial 1984 film premised on a fictional Soviet invasion of the United States.
Red Dawn was again in the news in December, 2003 in connection with the capture of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The American commander of the operation to capture Hussein was a fan of Milius' film, causing him to call the military operation which captured Saddam Hussein Operation Red Dawn.
www.gifilmfestival.com /bio_milius.html   (382 words)

  
 Red Dawn Saddam
Reading between the lines a reader can discern that the movie Red Dawn was a pro-democracy, anti-communism movie which The Times of London disapproved of, labeling it 'propaganda'.
Not mentioned in this article is the fact that Red Dawn was apparently Timothy McVeigh's favourite movie and he was criticised as being "a patriot" for watching it and recommending it to others.
Operation Red Dawn ended with Saddam Hussein discovered cowering in a covered pit, hiding from a fate (invading Americans) he'd rather avoid.
www.orwelltoday.com /reddawnsaddam.shtml   (389 words)

  
 Raid on hideout 'named after cold war film' | World news | The Guardian
The operation to capture Saddam Hussein was called Red Dawn, the title of a gung-ho, anti-communist film made 20 years ago.
Red Dawn, which starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Harry Dean Stanton, was about a a nuclear attack and Soviet invasion of the US which is thwarted by a group of Colorado teenagers who call themselves the Wolverines.
Red Dawn came out in 1984 at the height of the cold war and at a time when Ronald Reagan was trying to persuade the world that the revolutions taking place in central America were part of a communist conspiracy.
www.guardian.co.uk /world/2003/dec/17/filmnews.iraq   (427 words)

  
 Operation Red Dawn's eight-month hunt - www.smh.com.au
Six hundred troops were involved in Operation Red Dawn yesterday, but only a few saw the bearded and haggard-looking Saddam crawling out from the hole under a two-room mud hut, littered with clothes and smelling rank.
Operation Red Dawn, the code name for the US raid, appears to have been inspired by a 1984 film in which US teenagers battle a Soviet invasion of the United States.
Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton and Powers Boothe, takes place in a typical small town in the midwest of the United States at the outbreak of World War III.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/12/15/1071336860245.html   (945 words)

  
 Good mission, bad name. - Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine
Red Dawn is a campy Cold War-era movie depicting the invasion of the United States by Soviet and Cuban troops.
The problem with calling Saddam's capture Operation Red Dawn is that it subverts the righteousness of our action with Orwellian Newspeak.
(By sheerest coincidence, Red Dawn was released in 1984.) The U.S. military isn't mounting an insurgency against a foreign invader.
www.slate.com /id/2092608   (623 words)

  
 Blue Devil Games Presents - D A W N I N G S T A R
Operation Quick Launch is available for purchase in pdf format at RPG Now.
Operation Quick Launch is virtually complete and should be available for purchase in pdf format within the next few days.
Dawning Star is a science-fiction campaign setting built on d20 Modern and powered by d20 Future.
www.dawningstar.com   (5856 words)

  
 Red Smith favorite hard to find - NTRA
Operation Red Dawn, trained by Christophe Clement, has run only three times this year, winning two allowance races and finishing third in the Grade 3 Knickerbocker Handicap over this course last month.
In one of his allowance wins, Operation Red Dawn defeated Red Giant, who emerged from that race to win two stakes, including the Virginia Derby.
In the Knickerbocker, Operation Red Dawn got shuffled back to seventh, 10 lengths off the pace around the far turn, but came with a strong late run despite having to alter course in midstretch and was beaten only 1 1/4 lengths.
www.ntra.com /content.aspx?type=news&id=29425   (493 words)

  
 Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Economist Brad DeLong's Fair, Balanced, and Reality-Based Semi-Daily Journal
Red Dawn is one of the greatest bad movies of all time, sort of Swayze's practice for Road House.
Red Dawn is a pretty good as far as giving the rest of us a window into the paranoid fantasies of the Conservative Right, but my favorite movie in this genre is Invasion U.S.A., straight out of 1985 starring (and co-written by) the one, the only, Chuck Norris.
''Red Dawn'' seems also to be the work of a man who is sick and tired of being on the receiving end of criticism aimed by the world's have-nots at the world's haves.
delong.typepad.com /sdj/2006/03/the_washington_.html   (8727 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Red Dawn imitated art
"Operation Red Dawn was so fitting because it was a patriotic, pro-American movie," says Army Capt. Geoffrey McMurray, who picked the name.
Speaking by phone from Tikrit, Iraq, McMurray said the name was logical after his commander in the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division had already dubbed the target farmhouses Wolverine 1 and Wolverine 2.
The message of Red Dawn is to liberate the oppressed," says Milius, best known as the screenwriter of Apocalypse Now.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/2003-12-17-red-dawn_x.htm   (444 words)

  
 Obsidian Wings: Red Dawn of a Brighter Age
Al Qaeda leader Abu Yasir was captured in "Operation Road House" in November of 2004.
Naysayers thought “Operation Forever Lulu” and “Operation Skatetown U.S.A.” were inappropriate names for the assassinations of P.L.A. chief Yasser Arafat and Hamas leader Sheikh Yassin, respectively.
Red Dawn of a Brighter Age, from a somewhat different branch of the multiverse.
obsidianwings.blogs.com /obsidian_wings/2003/12/red_dawn_of_a_b.html   (896 words)

  
 Red Dawn Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Red Dawn was co-penned and also directed by John Milius, an old film school buddie of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, who also wrote the seminal Vietnam drama 'Apocalypse Now'.
Someone I used to be acquainted with, who worked in the intelligence community, confided in me that scenarios such as "Red Dawn" were actually contemplated by upper-echelon personnel in both military and intelligence agencies.
The basic premise of the movies is correct in that many resistance groups, from all parts of the world, during most of the wars of the 20th century, were comprised of average citizens (what the founding fathers intended), including children, and the parents that would rather see death than live in subjugation.
www.fast-rewind.com /reddawn.htm   (2162 words)

  
 DefendAmerica 12/14/2003 - Final Edition
OPERATION RED DAWN — Maps used in the Dec. 13, 2003, capture of Saddam Hussein.
The 4th Infantry Division is responsible for coalition operations in the Tikrit area.
About 600 members of the 1st Brigade, 4 th Infantry Division, along with special operations forces, launched Operation Red Dawn after receiving intelligence that Saddam was in the area, said Army Lt. Gen.
www.defendamerica.mil /archive/2003-12/20031214pm3.html   (2127 words)

  
 AV8R Stuff - COINS
This is the front view of the brass coin created for Operation Iraqi Freedom and shows the country of Iraq in their flag colors and the years 2003-2004.
This is the front view of the pewter coin created for Operation "Red Dawn" for those there.
This is the back view of the pewter coin created for the "Operation RED Dawn" that captured Saddam Hussein.
www.av8rstuff.com /coin2.html   (300 words)

  
 Saddam Hussein: A Dictator Fallen
Operation “Red Dawn” was launched after intelligence identified two likely locations near the town of Ad Dwar where Saddam was hiding.
Saddam Hussein is eventually discovered in the hole in the farm house (marked in red).
Operation “Red Dawn” was launched after gaining actionable intelligence identifying two likely locations near the town of Ad Dwar.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,GH_Saddam,00.html   (992 words)

  
 New York Press - JOHNNY DWYER -
It was never a question of whether John Milius’; Red Dawn would become a reference point in the war on terror; it was only a question of when and how.
When the raid that captured Saddam Hussein was coined Operation Red Dawn, the film found its place in history.
The movie was immediately recalled by the press as "Cold War propaganda" and "jingoistic." But the central theme of the story–the bitterness of dying to protect one’s country–was overlooked, as was the uncomfortable analogy to the war against insurgents in Iraq.
www.nypress.com /16/52/film/film3.cfm   (1103 words)

  
 Code name from '84 movie: World: Iraqi Dossier: News24
Washington - "Operation Red Dawn," the code name for the US raid which resulted in the capture of Saddam Hussein, appears to have been inspired by a 1984 film in which US teenagers battle a Soviet invasion of the United States.
Announcing Saddam's capture, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US military commander in Iraq, said Operation Red Dawn was conducted by US troops against locations identified as "Wolverine One" and "Wolverine Two."
Following an invasion of the United States by communist Cuban, Nicaraguan and Soviet forces a group of high school students band together to form a guerrilla resistance unit known as the "Wolverines," after the bear-like creature known for its ferocity.
www.news24.com /News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1459461,00.html   (319 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - Article Page
local, forces from the 4th Infantry Division commanded by Major General Ray Odierno together with Coalition Special Operations Forces conducted Operation Red Dawn to capture the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
This was done during a cordon and search operation at a remote farmhouse near the city of Tikrit.
Two likely locations were identified near the town of Abduar and for operational purposes these locations were identified as Wolverine I and Wolverine II.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/dec2003/a121403c.html   (614 words)

  
 Saddam Hussein Game
Troops, instructed only to locate and detain a "high value target," are given the signal to move in.
By nightfall, some 600 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and Special Operations units encircle the Adwar locations.
It is a swift start to the operation, but the subjects are determined not to be the focus of Red Dawn.
www.kumawar.com /reddawn/detail.php   (658 words)

  
 Ed's Army Red Dawn - GuildPortal Guild Hosting
We had an incredible group of players with us that did their best to compensate, but in the end improvements needed to be made.
super-team hosted by Ed's Army, Operation Red Dawn, is designed to pick up where the others have left off, by making the necessary improvements to turn us into a smooth killing machine.
Red Dawn will run on Protector Server, Mondays and Tuesdays, as a scheduled team, with the focus on leveling and game content.
www.guildportal.com /Guild.aspx?GuildID=88733&TabID=1532274   (1029 words)

  
 Power Line: Saddam Search Named After Bad Movie?
The Sun notes that "Red Dawn" was the name of a 1984 movie in which Communists invade the United States, but are defeated by a gang of high school students.
I haven't seen the movie, or thought about it in many years; but Friday night I was driving home from work listening, as usual, to the Hugh Hewitt show, and Hugh was doing a movie segment with The Unblinking Eye on "guilty pleasure" movies.
"Red Dawn" was one of two Patrick Swayze movies on the list, along with "Roadhouse." (Actually, there are three or four Patrick Swayze movies that could easily qualify.)
www.powerlineblog.com /archives/005381.php   (385 words)

  
 "Red Dawn": Murdoc Online
The operation that captured Saddam Hussein was called "Red Dawn." Not sure why, as it doesn't seem to follow normal operation naming procedures for the 4ID as it doesn't incorporate either 'Ivy' or 'Ironhorse'.
Of course, the first thing everyone thinks of when they hear "Red Dawn" is the 1984 film starring Patrick Swayze.
The film opens with Soviet paratroopers invading the western United States, and Swayze and his friends run off into the mountains and fight a guerrilla war against the invaders.
www.murdoconline.net /archives/000731.html   (630 words)

  
 8-Year-Old Silver Tree Takes Fort Marcy | bloodhorse.com
Operation Red Dawn finished strongly along the rail to get second under Alan Garcia, three-quarters of a length in front of Twilight Meteor.
In the Fort Marcy, Silver Tree was never far behind Buddy’s Humor, who was taken straight to the front by Ramon Dominguez.
Twilight Meteor and Operation Red Dawn were a bit farther off the pace, while Pays to Dream, Barastraight, and Wood Be Willing were never a factor.
news.bloodhorse.com /viewstory.asp?id=44871&source=rss   (517 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | How Saddam Hussein was captured
I am the president of Iraq and I want to negotiate," he told the US troops in English, according to Major Bryan Reed, operations officer for the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.
The mission came after a intense intelligence-gathering operation in the Tikrit area over several months.
American forces gradually built up a picture of Saddam Hussein's likely whereabouts through tip-offs, interrogations of detainees and rigorous analysis of information.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3317881.stm   (896 words)

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