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La vidéorègle du jeu " Codenames " par Yahndrev (#529)(+sub)
La vidéorègle du jeu " Codenames " par Yahndrev (#529)(+sub)
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Videoregles. Net
Code Name Vivaldi (Bourne Soundtrack/Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto) - The Piano Guys
Code Name Vivaldi (Bourne Soundtrack/Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto) - The Piano Guys
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: ThePianoGuys
"Codename" Miraculous Ladybug Comic Dub
"Codename" Miraculous Ladybug Comic Dub
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Princess Sakura Serenity
Codename kids nextdoor episode 2 season 1
Codename kids nextdoor episode 2 season 1
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: Cartoon Master
CODE NAMES // Mystic Messenger
CODE NAMES // Mystic Messenger
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Puddle
7K DIAMONDS on Magic Wheel! +FaceCam / Mobile Legends Saber Codename Storm
7K DIAMONDS on Magic Wheel! +FaceCam / Mobile Legends Saber Codename Storm
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: BluePanda
Code Name: Yong Pal GMA (OST): Derrick Monasterio - Give Me One More Chance
Code Name: Yong Pal GMA (OST): Derrick Monasterio - Give Me One More Chance
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: JM Rodriguez
BEST MOBILE LEGENDS SKIN EVER MADE ! SABER Codename : Storm -  Gameplay -
BEST MOBILE LEGENDS SKIN EVER MADE ! SABER Codename : Storm - Gameplay -
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Gemik
Зомби-трэш (Codename CURE) (БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ Ранний доступ)
Зомби-трэш (Codename CURE) (БЕСПЛАТНЫЙ Ранний доступ)
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: Wycc220
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 3 (Episodes 27-39)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 3 (Episodes 27-39)
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: pablo2by4GotBanned
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 4 (Episodes 40-52)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 4 (Episodes 40-52)
Published: 2016/10/27
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Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 2 (Episodes 14-26)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 2 (Episodes 14-26)
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: pablo2by4GotBanned
Codenames - How To Play
Codenames - How To Play
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: Watch It Played
Codename kids nextdoor season 1 full episode 1
Codename kids nextdoor season 1 full episode 1
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Cartoon Master
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 5 (Episodes 53 - 65)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 5 (Episodes 53 - 65)
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: pablo2by4GotBanned
MST3K - 608 - Code Name: Diamond Head
MST3K - 608 - Code Name: Diamond Head
Published: 2015/06/15
Channel: Justin Carulli
Excision - "Codename X" [Official Upload]
Excision - "Codename X" [Official Upload]
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: Excision
He Got The CRYSTAL! Saber Skin Codename Storm! Magic Wheel Event in Mobile Legends
He Got The CRYSTAL! Saber Skin Codename Storm! Magic Wheel Event in Mobile Legends
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: BluePanda
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O.
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O.
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: CrashBandicootTiggy
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 1 (Episodes 1-13)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 1 (Episodes 1-13)
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: pablo2by4GotBanned
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 6 (Episodes 66-78)
Codename: Kids Next Door - Season 6 (Episodes 66-78)
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: pablo2by4GotBanned
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head
Published: 2015/09/12
Channel: Cinedigm
Mobile Legends: Bang bang! Saber New Skin |Codename: Storm|
Mobile Legends: Bang bang! Saber New Skin |Codename: Storm|
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Mobile Legends: Bang bang
Eyeshield 21 - Code Name Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21 - Code Name Eyeshield 21
Published: 2010/11/06
Channel: Sekaiden
WHITE(CTE/Goon Squad) - Codename
WHITE(CTE/Goon Squad) - Codename
Published: 2010/04/16
Channel: KYS1985
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. - Trailer F2 Deutsch HD German
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. - Trailer F2 Deutsch HD German
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: Warner Bros. DE
DGA Plays: Codename CURE (Ep. 1 - Gameplay / Let
DGA Plays: Codename CURE (Ep. 1 - Gameplay / Let's Play)
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: Dad's Gaming Addiction
The MAX COST For The New Saber Skin Codename Storm! (Mobile Legends Magic Wheel)
The MAX COST For The New Saber Skin Codename Storm! (Mobile Legends Magic Wheel)
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: BluePanda
CODE NAME: RED ROSES
CODE NAME: RED ROSES
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: Private Eurosleuth
107 Codename: Kids Next Door Facts You Should Know (Tooned Up #78) - @ChannelFred
107 Codename: Kids Next Door Facts You Should Know (Tooned Up #78) - @ChannelFred
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: ChannelFrederator
1 SUBSCRIBE = FREE PSN CODES FREE XBOX CODES FREE STEAM CODES
1 SUBSCRIBE = FREE PSN CODES FREE XBOX CODES FREE STEAM CODES
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: CodeNameBlack
New Saber Skin FULL Gameplay + New MAP | Codename: Storm| Mobile Legends
New Saber Skin FULL Gameplay + New MAP | Codename: Storm| Mobile Legends
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Ass_Dave ML
Mobile Legends - How Many Diamonds Needed For Saber Codename: Storm Skin???
Mobile Legends - How Many Diamonds Needed For Saber Codename: Storm Skin???
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: VY Gaming
Codename: Kids Next Door Isn
Codename: Kids Next Door Isn't REAL?! - Cartoon Conspiracy (Ep. 118)
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: ChannelFrederator
Hitman: Codename Fat
Hitman: Codename Fat
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Pyrocynical
Rolling For The New Saber Skin Codename Storm (Magic Wheel Mobile Legends)
Rolling For The New Saber Skin Codename Storm (Magic Wheel Mobile Legends)
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: BluePanda
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - Video Review (3DS)
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - Video Review (3DS)
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: GameXplain
CODENAME SHIT Ähhh CURE 🎮 Trashnight #157
CODENAME SHIT Ähhh CURE 🎮 Trashnight #157
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: PietSmiet
Codename Kids Next Door S02E13 Operation: E.N.D.
Codename Kids Next Door S02E13 Operation: E.N.D.
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: TV Cartoons
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. Trailer German Deutsch (2015)
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. Trailer German Deutsch (2015)
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: KinoCheck
Codename Kids Next Door S02E05 Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R. & Operation: K.I.S.S.
Codename Kids Next Door S02E05 Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R. & Operation: K.I.S.S.
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: TV Cartoons
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. - Clip 1 Deutsch HD German
CODENAME U.N.C.L.E. - Clip 1 Deutsch HD German
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: Warner Bros. DE
Olicity 4.11 Part 5 Felicity Gets Her Codename :) + Action Packed Sequence
Olicity 4.11 Part 5 Felicity Gets Her Codename :) + Action Packed Sequence
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Olicity Queen
Cytus NeLiME   Code Name   Zero
Cytus NeLiME Code Name Zero
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: Gotou
GTA 5 THE MOVIE: Codename Phoenix Part 1 | TGN Network Production (GTA 5 Movie)
GTA 5 THE MOVIE: Codename Phoenix Part 1 | TGN Network Production (GTA 5 Movie)
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Papa Jake
Codename Kids Next Door Review - MarsReviews
Codename Kids Next Door Review - MarsReviews
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: MarsReviews
What would YOUR Secret Service code name be?
What would YOUR Secret Service code name be?
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: HLN
Codename Z - Xenoblade Chronicles X OST
Codename Z - Xenoblade Chronicles X OST
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: Napon
Code Name STEAM - Video Review
Code Name STEAM - Video Review
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: IGN
BeamNG.drive - Codename : oldsfullsize 1.0
BeamNG.drive - Codename : oldsfullsize 1.0
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: WhyBeAre
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A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project or person. Names are often used for military purposes, or in espionage. They may also be used in industrial counter-industrial espionage to protect secret projects and the like from business rivals, or to give names to projects whose marketing name has not yet been determined. Another reason for the use of names and phrases in the military is that they transmit with a lower level of cumulative errors over a walkie-talkie or radio link than actual names.

Military origins[edit]

During World War I, names common to the Allies referring to nations, cities, geographical features, military units, military operations, diplomatic meetings, places, and individual persons were agreed upon, adapting pre-war naming procedures in use by the governments concerned. In the British case names were administered and controlled by the Inter Services Security Board (ISSB) staffed by the War Office.[1] This procedure was coordinated with the United States when America entered the war. Random lists of names were issued to users in alphabetical blocks of ten words and were selected as required. Words became available for re-use after six months and unused allocations could be reassigned at discretion and according to need. Judicious selection from the available allocation could result in clever meanings and result in an aptronym or backronym, although policy was to select words that had no obviously deducible connection with what they were supposed to be concealing. Those for the major conference meetings had a partial naming sequence referring to devices or instruments which had an ordinal number as part of their meaning, e.g., the third meeting was "TRIDENT". Joseph Stalin, whose last name means "man of steel", was given the name "GLYPTIC", meaning "an image carved out of stone".

  • Reference: Glossary of Names[2] from U.S. Army in World War II – Washington Command Post: The Operations Division
    • World War II Allied Operations[3]
    • Abbreviations, Acronyms, Codewords, Terms Appearing in WW II Histories and Documents[4]
    • Information from original files held at The National Archives (formerly The Public Record Office) which hold the publicly available records of central government for the UK

German code names[edit]

Ewen Montagu, a British Naval intelligence officer, discloses in Beyond Top Secret Ultra that during World War II, Nazi Germany habitually used ad hoc code names as nicknames which often openly revealed or strongly hinted at their content or function.

Some German code names:

Conversely, Operation Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine) was deliberately named to suggest the opposite of its purpose – a defensive "watch" as opposed to a massive blitzkrieg operation, just as was Operation Weserübung (Weser-exercise), which signified the plans to invade Norway and Denmark in April 1940.

By comparison, as a result of the German practice and relative ease of deciphering some element of its content in the post-War period, the British Ministry of Supply adopted the Rainbow Codes system which randomly combined a color and a noun (from a list) to create the name for projects. Though memorable, the names were unrelated to content.

Code names of other powers[edit]

Britain and the United States developed the security policy of assigning code names intended to give no such clues to the uninitiated. For example, the British counter measures against the V-2 was called Operation Crossbow. The atomic bomb project centered in New Mexico was called the Manhattan Project, derived from the Manhattan Engineer District which managed the program. The code name for the American A-12 / SR-71 spy plane project, producing the fastest, highest-flying aircraft in the world, was Oxcart. The American group that planned that country's first ICBM was called the Teapot Committee.

Although the word could stand for a menace to shipping (in this case, that of Japan), the American code name for the attack on the subtropical island of Okinawa in World War II was Operation Iceberg. The Soviet Union's project to base missiles in Cuba was named Operation Anadyr after their closest bomber base to the US (just across the Bering Strait from Nome, Alaska). The names of colors are generally avoided in American practice to avoid confusion with meteorological reporting practices. Britain, in contrast, made deliberately non-meaningful use of them, through the system of rainbow codes.

Aircraft recognition reporting names[edit]

Although German and Italian aircraft were not given code names by their Allied opponents, in 1942, Captain Frank T. McCoy, an intelligence officer of the USAAF, invented a system for the identification of Japanese military aircraft. Initially using short, "hillbilly" boys' names such as "Pete", "Jake", and "Rufe", the system was later extended to include girls' names and names of trees and birds, and became widely used by the Allies throughout the Pacific theater of war. This type of naming scheme differs from the other use of code names in that it does not have to be kept secret, but is a means of identification where the official nomenclature is unknown or uncertain.

The policy of recognition reporting names was continued into the Cold War for Soviet, other Warsaw Pact, and Communist Chinese aircraft. Although this was started by the Air Standards Co-ordinating Committee (ASCC) formed by the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, it was extended throughout NATO as the NATO reporting name for aircraft, rockets and missiles. These names were considered by the Soviets as being like a nickname given to one's unit by the opponents in a battle, such as the U.S. Marines were called by the Germans in France "Devil Dogs"[citation needed], which they appreciated as a feather in their cap. The Soviets did not like the Sukhoi Su-25 getting the code name "Frogfoot".[citation needed] However, some names were appropriate, such as "Condor" for the Antonov An-124, or, most famously, "Fulcrum" for the Mikoyan MiG-29, which had a "pivotal" role in Soviet air-strategy.

Code names were adopted by the following process. Aerial or space reconnaissance would note a new aircraft at a Warsaw Pact airbase. The intelligence units would then assign it a code name consisting of the official abbreviation of the base, then a letter, for example, "Ram-A", signifying an aircraft sighted at Ramenskoye Airport. Missiles were given designations like "TT-5", for the fifth rocket seen at Tyura-Tam. When more information resulted in knowing a bit about what a missile was used for, it would be given a designation like "SS-6", for the sixth surface-to-surface missile design reported. Finally, when either an aircraft or a missile was able to be photographed with a hand-held camera, instead of a reconnaissance aircraft, it was given a name like "Flanker" or "Scud" – always an English word, as international pilots worldwide are required to learn English. The Soviet manufacturer or designation – which may be mistakenly inferred by NATO – has nothing to do with it.

Jet-powered aircraft received two-syllable names like Foxbat, while propeller aircraft were designated with short names like Bull. Fighter names began with an "F", bombers with a "B", cargo aircraft with a "C". Training aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft were grouped under the word "miscellaneous", and received "M". The same convention applies to missiles, with air-launched ground attack missiles beginning with the letter "K" and surface-to-surface missiles (ranging from intercontinental ballistic missiles to antitank rockets) with the letter "S", air-to-air missiles "A", and surface-to-air missiles "G".

Military operations since Churchill[edit]

Throughout the Second World War, the British allocation practice favored one-word code names (Jubilee, Frankton). That of the Americans favored longer compound words, although the name Overlord was personally chosen by Winston Churchill himself. Many examples of both types can be cited, as can exceptions.

Winston Churchill was particular about the quality of code names. He insisted that code words, especially for dangerous operations, would be not overly grand nor petty nor common. One emotional goal he mentions is to never have to report to anyone that their son "was killed in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo'."[5]

Presently, British forces tend to use one-word names, presumably in keeping with their post-World War II policy of reserving single words for operations and two-word names for exercises. British operation code names are usually randomly generated by a computer and rarely reveal its components or any political implications unlike the American names (e.g., the 2003 invasion of Iraq was called "Operation Telic" compared to Americans' "Operation Iraqi Freedom", obviously chosen for propaganda rather than secrecy). Americans prefer two-word names, whereas the Canadians and Australians use either. The French military currently prefer names drawn from nature (such as colors or the names of animals), for instance Opération Daguet ("brocket deer") or Opération Baliste ("Triggerfish"). The CIA uses alphabetical prefixes to designate the part of the agency supporting an operation.

In many cases with the United States, the first word of the name has to do with the intent of the program. Programs with "have" as the first word, such as Have Blue for the stealth fighter development, are developmental programs, not meant to produce a production aircraft. Programs that start with Senior, such as Senior Trend for the F-117, are for aircraft in testing meant to enter production.[citation needed]

In the United States code names are commonly set entirely in upper case. This is not done in other countries, though for the UK in British documents the code name is in upper case while operation is shortened to OP e.g., "Op. TELIC".

This presents an opportunity for a bit of public-relations (Operation Just Cause), or for controversy over the naming choice (Operation Infinite Justice, renamed Operation Enduring Freedom). Computers are now used to aid in the selection. And further, there is a distinction between the secret names during former wars and the published names of recent ones.

Project code name[edit]

A project code name is a code name (usually a single word, short phrase or acronym) which is given to a project being developed by industry, academia, government, and other concerns.

Project code names are typically used for several reasons:

  • To uniquely identify the project within the organization. Code names are frequently chosen to be outside the normal business/domain jargon that the organization uses, in order to not conflict with established terminology.
  • To assist with maintaining secrecy of the project against rival concerns. Some corporations routinely change project names in order to further confuse competitors.
  • When the goal of the project is to develop one or more commercial products, use of a code name allows the eventual choice of product nomenclature (the name the product(s) are marketed and sold under) to be decoupled from the development effort. This is especially important when one project generates multiple products, or multiple projects are needed to produce a single product. This allows for subprojects to be given a separate identity from the main project.
  • To decouple an early phase of a development effort (which may have failed) from a subsequent phase (which may be given a "fresh start") as a political tool.
  • To prevent casual observers from concluding that a pre-release version is a new release of the product, thus helping reduce confusion.

Different organizations have different policies regarding the use and publication of project code names. Some companies take great pains to never discuss or disclose project code names outside of the company (other than with outside entities who have a need to know, and typically are bound with a non-disclosure agreement). Other companies never use them in official or formal communications, but widely disseminate project code names through informal channels (often in an attempt to create a marketing buzz for the project). Still others (such as Microsoft) discuss code names publicly, and routinely use project code names on beta releases and such, but remove them from final product(s). At the other end of the spectrum, Apple Computer includes the project code names for Mac OS X as part of the official name of the final product, a practice that was started in 2002 with Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar".

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