The codename of a combat mission in Afghanistan in which an American flag was flown from a Black Hawk helicopter in honor of Stephen Colbert
and his dedication to the pursuit of freedom and truthiness
"Beef Hammer, of course, the followup to such secret missions as 'One-eyed Trouser Trout' and 'Operation Blue-Vein Swayback Throbber'. I am deeply touched."
- Stephen Colbert