Talk:Operation Fast and Furious

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Operation Fast and Furious

Should the Fast and Furious title of the main page stay as-is ,or would it make sense to move it to Operation Fast and Furious?

I'm sort of indifferent about it, but wondering if anyone else feels like "Operation" should be a part of the page title. I guess it would be an easy update if others like it. DerekE 17:00, 27 July 2011 (EDT)

I could see putting it under Operation Fast and Furious.--JamesWilson 17:04, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
Can you see any reason not to change the name? I do agree with you and could see putting it under Operation Fast and Furious, but since Jpatt created the page I'm hesitant to move it -- just in case he had a particular reason for using "Fast and Furious" instead of "Operation Fast and Furious." DerekE 17:15, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
It is the official name, and that seems good enough.--JamesWilson 17:30, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
Good point; the term "operation" is commonly used in titles for government operations (for example: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Overlord, and Operation Eagle Claw). I'll talk with Jpatt about getting the article moved. DerekE 17:58, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
Great!--JamesWilson 18:01, 27 July 2011 (EDT)

Purpose of operation

You have to say what their purpose was, or else the article would be misleading or even biased. You can't say they simply gave guns to criminals, unless we have a source having that POV. Even then, we'd have to attribute that viewpoint to the source. --Ed Poor Talk 10:27, 1 September 2011 (EDT)

  • in the hopes of tracing these weapons to catch smugglers in a sort of "sting" operation

We say this in the intro, but it's not mentioned in the body. Nor is there a reference. I think we should take it out, unless some contributor thinks that was the real reason ... or unless we can find a quote from the Democrats and/or the White House giving this as the reason. --Ed Poor Talk 14:16, 13 July 2012 (EDT)

Operation Wide Receiver

It should also be noted that Fast and Furious was not the first of its kind. Operation: Wide Receiver (2006-07) was the first ATF gunwalking probe into Mexican drug cartels and was also a horrible failure, resulting in no arrests or indictments until 3 years later (2010), when only 5 people ended up being arrested and incarcerated.