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- 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment : Formerly the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the longest-serving Cavalry unit in the U.S. Army, a medium Stryker Brigade Combat Team assigned to United States European Command
- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy : A 2006 book by Francis Fukuyama, examining the role of neoconservatism in American foreign policy, its execution by the George W. Bush Administration, and a proposed evolved political philosophy to replace it
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- Amphibious Ready Group : A group of amphibious warfare ships that can carry a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or U.K. Royal Marine Commando
- Battle of Ap Bac : Fought on January 2, 1963, a small but politically significant battle of the Vietnam War, won by the Viet Cong against Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN) troops with United States Army advisors. It was significant in that the command failures were publicized to the press by John Paul Vann; denials by U.S. senior commanders started the pattern of aggressive investigative journalism
- Battle of Na San : A successful yet modest 1952 operation conducted by French paratroopers, who seized a forward base, and, under optimal conditions, formed a rock of a defense against which Viet Minh smashed themselves. It may have set unrealistic expectations for Dien Bien Phu
- Brigade : A military unit of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers, organized either for a combined arms combat function or a support role
- Brigadier general : A title with variants, or not used at all, by various countries; its authority falls between colonel and a country-specific general grade, most commonly major general
- Cao Van Vien : General in the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam, last Chief of the Joint General Staff, and a contributor to postwar historical analysis
- Center for Security Policy : An American conservative research and policy advisory group, founded by Frank Gaffney, Jr., focused on the preservation of all aspects of American national power
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- Command and General Staff College : A graduate degree granting U.S. Army professional education school for midcareer officers, typically majors, preparing for positions involving operational art at the brigade and division level
- Counterintelligence : Countermeasures to foreign intelligence organizations collecting intelligence against one's own side.
- David Shoup : A U.S. Marine Corps general and the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps (1960-1963); received the Medal of Honor for the Battle of Tarawa
- Dean Rusk : United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1968 in the Administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, with extensive Asian experience and a strong advocate of U.S. resistance to Communism in Southeast Asia
- Donald Blackburn : (1916 - 2008) A U.S. Army officer specializing in insurgency, counterinsurgency and special operations before they were recognized as specialties.
- Doug Macgregor : A retired U.S. Army colonel who has written extensively on military transformation and revolutions in military affairs; advised Donald Rumsfeld in Iraq War planning
- Eric Shinseki : U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Obama Administration, and a retired four-star general whose last assignment was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
- Foreign Policy Research Institute : An education and research center founded in 1955, with mission to “bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests"; its activities include the preparation of general educational material for school use
- General : In current military organizations, the highest military rank (although the naval equivalent is admiral); also used in the sense of general officer, the highest grade of ranks of which this is the highest
- George Patton : (1885 - 1945) Controversial American general in World War II, famed for his successes in armored warfare against the Germans in 1944-45.
- Guadalcanal campaign : The first Allied offensive campaign of the Pacific theater in WWII, fought August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943; Allied victory
- Intelligence interrogation, U.S., George W. Bush Administration : The policies and practices authorized for interrogation of suspected terrorists by the United States Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community during the George W. Bush Administration
- Iraq War, theater operational planning : Detailed invasion planning for the Iraq War by United States Central Command, once the policy decision had been made to prepare for war
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- John Boyd : United States Air Force colonel who developed both fighter aircraft tactics, and far more general models for command and control; a major theorist of modern warfare
- John Warden III : A retired United States Air Force colonel, who, as a planner, developed many of the basic ideas for the air campaign in the 1991 Gulf War. In retirement, he writes, speaks, and consults on strategy.
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- Lieutenant colonel : A military rank in the middle of the "field officer" grades, who might command a battalion, or be a deputy chief of staff (e.g., for operations or logistics) of a division, or be the executive officer (i.e., second-in-command) of a brigade
- Lieutenant general : A senior military rank in ground or air forces, leading a corps-size organization, occupying a major staff leadership role, or, in some countries, commanding the entire military
- Ly Tong Ba : Army of the Republic of Viet Nam officer, who rose on merit from captain to brigadier general of armored forces; spent 12 years in Communist captivity before emigrating to the U.S.
- MACV-SOG : The U.S. organization responsible for covert operations against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, as well as related cross-border operations from South Vietnam into Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War; the abbreviation had an unclassified cover meaning, but was actually the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Special Operations Group
- Mackubin Owens : Editor of Orbis and Senior Fellow in the Program of National Security, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Associate Dean of Academics for Electives and Directed Research and Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College; colonel, retired, United States Marine Corps; adviser, Center for Security Policy; Institute Fellow, Claremont Institute
- Major general : A senior military rank, in the middle to bottom range the top of the "general officer " system that divides officers into junior, field, and general/flag.
- Marine Air-Ground Task Force : The basic structure of United States Marine Corps combined arms, task-organized units
- Military formation (ground) : The military term for a grouping of units.
- Military rank : The basic means of establishing the relative authority and status of personnel in a military organization
- Nazi SS ranks : The rank system of the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) and some other paramilitary organizations
- Pasco Bowman II : A senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
- Rear admiral : The lowest or next-to-lowest military rank of admiral in Naval service
- Regiment : In many military organizations, a largely ceremonial term for what, as an operational unit, has been replaced by the brigade. A number of formations, such as U.S. Cavalry Regiments, are actually brigades.
- Revolution in military affairs : In actual or potential warfare, a situation where a military force combined technology, techniques, training and leadership to achieve a superior position to which the enemy had no immediate countermeasures
- Ricardo Sanchez : Retired lieutenant general of armor, United States Army, who commanded the senior U.S. headquarters in Iraq when the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke; involved in early attempts to deal realistically with the growing insurgency after the end of high-intensity combat
- Roger Trinquier : An influential French guerrilla and counterguerrilla officer in the 1950s and 1960s, best known for his work in Indochina (i.e. before the French left) in the extended Vietnam War, and in the Algerian War of Independence. He is one of the very few doctrinal writers to have endorsed even the controlled use of torture.
- Rudolf Brandt : Standartenfuhrer (colonel) of the Nazi SS who was personal administrative officer to Heinrich Himmler; executed after conviction for war crimes in the Medical Case of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals
- Standartenfuhrer : A Nazi SS rank roughly equal to colonel
- Stuart Herrington : Colonel, retired, United States Army intelligence; counterintelligence and interrogation expert; ran major counterespionage; consulted on, and criticized, intelligence interrogation methods at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and in Iraq; testified on matter to Senate Armed Services Committee
- Sturmabteilung : The Nazi "brownshirt" paramilitary organization, also known as the SA
- Tommy Franks : Head of United States Central Command during the start of the Afghanistan War (2001-) and Iraq War; retired as a general
- U.S. Republican Party : One of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; center-right; the elephant is its symbol.
- U.S. intelligence involvement with World War II Japanese war criminals : Actions by intelligence agencies, primarily in the U.S. Army, where Japanese strongly suspected of war crimes were not prosecuted in exchange for information, such as details of the biological weapons program
- U.S. support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Technological aid, intelligence, the sale of dual-use and military equipment, but no direct combat against Iran, in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
- USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) : The first of four United States Navy rigid airships.
- United States Central Command : Unified Combatant Command responsible for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, now under the command of General James Mattis
- Warfighter Information Network–Tactical : Deployed in several increments of increasing capability, this is the partially deplyed tactical communications system for the U.S. Army, which have far more bandwidth and is becoming a mobile "on the move" self-organizing network; sometimes called the "tactical internet" Through the Army Battle Command System, it interfaces to the Global Information Grid.