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- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- National Command Authority : The combination of the U.S. President and Secretary of Defense, or their successors, who have the sole authority to authorize the use of nuclear weapons, or issue orders to Unified Combatant Commands
Initiatives and command
- Afghanistan War (2001-) : Beginning on October 7, 2001, in response to the 9-11 attacks, military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by United States and NATO forces
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
Supporters and coworkers
- Douglas Feith : An American strategic analyst, associated with neoconservatism, who held posts including Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in 2001-2005, when he advised Donald Rumsfeld on the Iraq War; fellow of the Hudson Institute
- Tommy Franks : Head of United States Central Command during the start of the Afghanistan War (2001-) and Iraq War; retired as a general
- Paul Wolfowitz : An American political scientist and policy-level foreign affairs official, of a neoconservative ideology; resident American Enterprise Institute and on International Security Advisory Board; Deputy Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Greg Newbold : A retired lieutenant general of the United States Marine Corps, who retired from his final assignment, as director of operations for the Joint Staff, partially in protest of the plans for the upcoming Iraq War
- Paul Eaton : Senior Advisor, National Security Network; Major general, U.S. Army, retired; last assignment was training Iraqi security forces; retired in protest over Donald Rumsfeld's policies and went public with criticisms; former Army's Infantry Center and was Chief of Infantry for the Army; advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign
- Anthony Zinni : A retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, whose assignments included heading United States Central Command and serving as a special envoy for the Israel-Palestinian process. He is strongly critical of the George W. Bush Administration and resigned, in protest, from his diplomatic role.
- Joseph Hoar : General, U.S. Marine Corps, retired; commanded United States Central Command, 1991-94; Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change (2004)
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- Charles Swannack : A retired major general of the U.S. Army, who commanded the 82nd Airborne Division in combat in the Iraq War, and criticized the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld both before and after Swannack retired
- John Batiste : Retired U.S. Army major general who commanded the 1st Infantry Division (U.S.) in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, refused promotion, and later was fired as a news commentator for strongly criticizing the George W. Bush Administration and Donald Rumsfeld
- Lawrence Wilkerson : Pamela C. Harriman Visiting Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary; Professorial Lecturer in the University Honors Program at the George Washington University; former head of the U.S.-Cuba Policy Initiative, New America Foundation; former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell 2002-2005; Colonel (Ret.) U.S. Army
- 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
- Restructuring of the United States Army : A major doctrinal and organization redesign of the United States Army, with its chief feature being moving from the division to the Brigade Combat Team and new supporting brigade structures as the basic Unit of Action