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- Ahmed Chalabi : An Iraqi politician, who spent much of his time in exile or in Kurdistan, who has declining influence in the current situation but is still regarded as well-connected
- DBANABASIS : The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) code for covert operations to destabilize the government of Saddam Hussein before the Iraq War
- David Wurmser : A neoconservative specialist in Middle East policy, who advised Dick Cheney, John Bolton and Douglas Feith in the George W. Bush Administration, as well as writing extensively in favor of interventionist policies in the region; ; advisory board, U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon; co-founder, Middle Eastern Media Review Institute
- 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
- Iraq Freedom Force : A guerrilla force, recruited by Ahmed Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, recruited to fight in the Iraq War; United States Central Command officers did not trust or want the force.
- Iraqi Governing Council : Advisory body created in 2003 by the Coalition Provisional Authority
- Iraqi Leadership Council : A group of Iraqi expatriate and Kurdish insurgent leaders, who advised the U.S. before and during the Iraq War but was not made an interim governing body
- Martin Indyk : acting vice president, director of Foreign Policy, and Director of the Saban Institute for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; board of directors, Lowy Institute for International Policy; past director of research for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; U.S. ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs in the Clinton Administration; supports a two-state settlement
- Office of Special Plans : A small office, formerly in the U.S. Department of Defense, created by Douglas Feith, under general supervision of William Luti and directly headed by Abram Shulsky, which took unprocessed intelligence and bypassed independent analysis, to present evidence supporting policy positions; this was a conscious "top-down" methodology contrasting to the traditional "bottom-up" of intelligence analysis
- Political party : An organization that seeks to advance the interests of its members by obtaining political power
- Richard Perle : An American political scientist who has been an important advisor and facilitator, rather than executive, for U.S. foreign policy and is associated with neoconservatism