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- 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
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization : Intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949, with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
- 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
- Provincial Reconstruction Team : A civil-military organization, with a longer-term focus than traditional military civil affairs, intended to rebuild infrastructure, local governance and security, and encourage economic development within a broad counterinsurgency strategy
- Afghan Security Forces : Military, police and intelligence forces under the command of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as well as cooperating traditional local units
- Dan McNeill : Retired general, U.S. Army, who was the senior U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan; now a military analyst with Human Rights Watch
- David McKiernan : A U.S Army General who was relieved early of command of the International Security Assistance Force, NATO's headquarters in Afghanistan; he commanded the ground forces in the Iraq War and is an armored combat specialist, as opposed to his replacement, GEN Stanley McChrystal, a special operations officer
- Stanley McChrystal : General, United States Army; senior Western military officer in Afghanistan, commanding the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan; professional background in special operations including heading the Joint Special Operations Command and 75th Ranger Regiment; previously Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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- 101st Airborne Division : A division of the U.S. Army, originally created as airborne, but now air assault with permanently assigned helicopter mobility
- Badghis Province : A sparsely populated and less developed province of Afghanistan, strategically important because it provides access to the other Northern provinces
- Bagram Airport : A large airport, near Kabul, Afghanistan, with extensive military facilities.
- Balkh Province : The most developed province of northern Afghanistan, whose capital is Mazar-e-Sharif; it has the key route into Uzbekistan
- Daykundi Province : An especially isolated and insecure province of central Afghanistan, with a Hazara majority
- Echelons above corps : Military resources under the control of a headquarters above the level of the highest tactical organization (i.e., a corps), usually a theater or national level of command; the higher headquarters may delegate tactical control of them to subordinate units, or control them directly (e.g., reconnaissance satellites, elite special operations forces)
- Farah Province : A province on Afghanistan's western border with Iran, with relatively weak security forces but an upsurge in Taliban activity; airstrikes used to break fights have caused civilian casualties
- George W. Bush Administration : The policies and acts during the presidency of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America
- Kabul : Capital of Afghanistan.
- Kandahar Province : Add brief definition or description
- Khost Province : A province of Afghanistan, on the border with Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area
- Kosovo : Country in south-eastern Europe which declared independence from Serbia in 2008 - not officially recognised by the United Nations.
- Kunduz : Capital city of Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan
- Mazar-e-Sharif : Afghanistan's second-largest city, in its north
- Nangarhar Province : A province on the east of Afghanistan, on the Pakistani frontier, which forms its south and eastern sides; its major internal boundaries are with Kabul Province on its west, Langhman and Kunar Provinces to the north; the capital is Jalalabad, nearest town to the Battle of Tora Bora
- Paktika Province : A province of eastern Afghanistan, on the border with Pakistan
- Provinces of Afghanistan : There are 34 Provinces of Afghanistan.
- 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
- Theater of operations (military) : A geographically defined area in which a single military commander has authority over all military services
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- U.S. intelligence and transnational crime and drugs : Activities of the United States intelligence community that are concerned with transnational crime and the drug trade, beyond the jurisdiction of domestic law enforcement
- United Nations : An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress.
- 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
- Wars of Afghanistan : Wars of Afghanistan from the 19th century to the present
- XVIII Airborne Corps : A corps headquarters of the United States Army, long reserved for highly mobile strategic reserve operations but now deployed when the corps level of command is needed; headed by LTG Frank Helmick