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BOP's: Broken ArrowBrief: Classified BOPS - Brown level clearance

Broken Arrow - Definitions

1. An accidental event that involves nuclear weapons or nuclear components but which does not create the risk of nuclear war, known as a Broken Arrow in United States military terminology.

2. The United States code for calling in all available aircraft or artillery for an airstrike and/or artillery strike very near a friendly position which has been overrun by the foe, and therefore creating a high probability of 'Blue-on-Blue'. An example of this use was shown in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers, a true story during which a Broken Arrow was called in by Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore in 1965 while leading his men through the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam.

3. The Blackfoot Indians would use a broken arrow to signal that they would cease fighting.

Could one of these have any relevance to the mission?

 

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