In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' "Some are saying that the new term sounds kind of weak, as in weak on terrorism.
(The Washington Post)
Thanks to the Principle of Unfair Acronymism, however, I'm quite willing to give this one a try. After all, Overseas Contingency Operation lends itself to the name OVERCOP.
It sounds almost cool, and leaves out some hope that the new administration's policy will be something more than a widespread law-enforcement gig.
And we can use some hope with our change every now and then.