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- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- Insurgency : A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government.
Areas of conflict
- Sunni Triangle : Add brief definition or description
- Fallujah : A city in Anbar Province, Iraq, with a largely Sunni population; site of two major battles in the Iraq War
- Karbala : An Iraqi city in Karbala Province, holy to the Shi'a with the shrines of Imams al-Hussein and al-Abbas
- Kadhimiyah : Add brief definition or description
- Tikrit : Saddam Hussein's place of birth, a town in the Sunni Triangle of central Iraq
- Southern Iraq : Add brief definition or description
- Saddam Fedayeen : An Iraqi paramilitary force, fanatically loyal to Saddam Hussein and usually commanded by his son, Uday Hussein, used for internal control, and, surprisingly, against the supply lines of US forces in the Iraq War
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi : Killed in an airstrike in 2006, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, who had previously run a separate organization
- Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq : A major Shi'a political faction in Iraq
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- Condaleeza Rice : Add brief definition or description
- Donald Rumsfeld : U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2008); was the oldest secretary and earlier the youngest secretary in the Administration (1975-1977); major policymaker after the 9-11 attack; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- John Abizaid : Retired general, United States Army; succeeded GEN Tommy Franks to head United States Central Command after Iraq War, major combat phase; native Arabic speaker; fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Belfer Center, 2007-2009; Defense Department senior mentor program
- George Casey : U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army since 2007; previously commanded Multi-National Force-Iraq
- James Conway : 34th U.S. Commandant of the Marine Corps, who took office in 2006, having commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force in the Gulf 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
- James Mattis : General, United States Marine Corps, Commander, United States Joint Forces Command and also NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation until that "hat" went to a French officer in September 2009; battalion commander in Gulf War; 1st Marine Division commander in Iraq War
- 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
- David Petraeus : General, U.S. Army, presently commanding United States Central Command after having the senior command in Iraq, long associated with counterinsurgency doctrine
- 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
- 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
- Multi-National Force-Iraq : The senior Coalition military headquarters in Iraq, commanded by GEN Ray Odierno, U.S. Army
- Multi-National Corps-Iraq : Highest land combat headquarters for Coalition tactical units in the peace operations phase of the Iraq War
- 4th Infantry Division : Add brief definition or description
- 1st Armored Division (U.S.) : A heavy division of the United States Army, based at Fort Bliss, Texas; subordinate to III Corps
- 1st Marine Division : Based at Camp Pendleton, California, a division of the United States Marine Corps
- 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment : A U.S. army Heavy Brigade Combat Team, one of the few that retains the formal title of "regiment"; it retains its lineage and traditional name of "Brave Rifles," and is an active unit with a distinguished record.
- 1st Cavalry Division : A heavy division of the United States Army, partially deployed to Baghdad; part of III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas
- 82nd Airborne Division : One of the strategic reserve units of the United States Army, this is the only division-sized organization that is completely parachute-qualified for air assault operations.
- 101st Airborne Division : A division of the U.S. Army, originally created as airborne, but now air assault with permanently assigned helicopter mobility
- Iraqi National Army : Add brief definition or description
- Iraqi Civil Defense Corps : Add brief definition or description
- Scorpions : One of several Central Intelligence Agency teams intended to destabilize Saddam Hussein before the Iraq War; ineffective before the war, and involved in the death of a prisoner in interrogation after the active combat phase
- Abu Ghraib prison : A prison by Saddam Hussein, and then as a U.S. detention facility following the Iraq War, including a period when guards were out of control; now under the Iraqi Ministry of Justice.
- Ayad Allawi : Add brief definition or description
- L. Paul Bremer : Retired American Foreign Service Officer and counterterrorism specialist who was Presidential Envoy to Iraq in 2003-2004, running the Coalition Provisional Authority
- CNN : A 24/day news television network founded by Ted Turner in 1980, now owned by Time Warner
- Sergio de Mello : Add brief definition or description
- John Negroponte : A career U.S. diplomat now on the faculty of Yale University, whose tenure included Ambassadorships to Iraq, the United Nations, Honduras, and Mexico and serving as Director of National Intelligence
- Muhammed Baqir al-Hakim : Add brief definition or description
- Ibrahim al-Jaafari : Iraqi political leader, who had headed the Dawa party in exile, and had been Prime Minister in 2005-2006; he now leads a new party, the Iraqi Reform Movement
- Al-Jazeera : Commercial television news provider specializing in the Arab world.
- Ali al-Sistani : The most authoritative Shi'a religious authority in Iraq