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- Counterinsurgency : Theory and practice of defeating insurgency without creating even more local resistance or strategic failures
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- 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
- 101st Airborne Division : A division of the U.S. Army, originally created as airborne, but now air assault with permanently assigned helicopter mobility
Advisers and deputies
- David Kilcullen : A former Australian infantry officer with a doctorate in the study of insurgency and history, he is an advisor on counterinsurgency to the Australian and U.S. governments. His models draw a sharp distinction between the tactic of terror, and the conduct of wars that make use of that tactic. Board of Advisors, Center for a New American Security
- H.R. McMaster : Brigadier general, United States Army, Director, Concepts Development and Experimentation, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; commanded 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Tal Afar; commander at Battle of 73 Easting; historian and author of Dereliction of Duty, a major work on decisionmaking during the Vietnam War
- Peter Mansoor : Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History, Ohio State University; Colonel, U.S. Army, retired; executive officfer to GEN David Petraeus and planning team for the Surge in the Iraq War; commanded 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (U.S.), in Baghdad, Iraq (2003-2004); founding director of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth; military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- Ray Odierno : General, United States Army, commanding Multi-National Force-Iraq; commanded 4th Infantry Division (U.S.) at end of major combat of the Iraq War
- Sadi Othman : Senior Special Advisor to GEN David Petraeus, commander of United States Central Command; a naturalized American citizen who became a translator in Iraq after the 9-11 Attacks and has become widely trusted by all sides as a mediator, honest broker, and, at 6'7", "the first person ever to dunk a basketball in a Jordanian university competition."
- George W. Bush Administration : The policies and acts during the presidency of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America
- Training and Doctrine Command : A major command of the U.S. Army, responsible both for all training as well as the development of doctrine of how the Army fights, currently headed by GEN Martin Dempsey
- William Fallon : Add brief definition or description
- War on terror : A major policy of the George W. Bush Administration, defining global terrorism, as opposed to nation-states as in the Cold War, as the focal point of national security policy
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- 75th Ranger Regiment : Assigned to the Army Special Operations Command of the United States Special Operations Command, a highly skilled, parachute-qualified light infantry unit that conducts raids in uniform (e.g., seizing airfields or destroying strategic targets), and provides perimeter security during direct action by other special operators