Codename of a what the Chief calls "probably the most diabolical scheme ever devised by KAOS" - a plot to destroy America's potato crop.

However, technically, it seems more accurate to say that the term "Operation Starch" describes the investigation into the plot, first handled without success by the CIA and then taken over by CONTROL. It is also known as Case 1173.

[Episode #88: "Snoopy Smart vs. the Red Baron".]