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- 4th Infantry Division (U.S.) : An active modular division of the United States Army, a "heavy" division known as the "Ivy Division" for its insignia, four ivy leaves on a diamond field, primarily headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.
- Anthony Taguba : Involuntarily retired major general in the United States Army who, as Deputy Commanding General for Support for the United States Central Command land component command, was ordered to conduct an independent investigation of abuse allegations at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; delivered a highly critical report that apparently ended his career
- Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs :
- Baghdad : An ancient Persian city on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; the capital of modern day Iraq.
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : The senior member of the uniformed services of the United States, statutory senior military adviser to the President and Secretary of Defense; currently Admiral Mike Mullen; policy developer and adviser not in the operational chain of command
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- Christopher Hill (U.S. diplomat) : U.S. Ambassador to Iraq as of April 2009, following service as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; he was chief US negotiator at the Six-Party Talks over North Korean nuclear weapons
- 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
- David Petraeus : General, U.S. Army, presently commanding United States Central Command after having the senior command in Iraq, long associated with counterinsurgency doctrine
- 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)
- Foreign Service Officer : Career diplomat of the United States
- George Casey : U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army since 2007; previously commanded Multi-National Force-Iraq
- Intelligence interrogation, U.S., George W. Bush Administration : The policies and practices authorized for interrogation of suspected terrorists by the United States Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community during the George W. Bush Administration
- International Security Assistance Force : United Nations authorized, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-commanded military and security force in Afghanistan, in both a combat and training role
- Iraq War, Surge : A U.S. campaign, announced on 10 January 2007, to flood the Baghdad area with at least 20,000 more American troops, to improve security to a point where the Iraqi Security Forces could protect the population
- Iraq War, insurgency : The period of the Iraq War following the end of major combat operations, and the beginning of significant guerrilla warfare in July - August 2003.
- Iraq War, theater operational planning : Detailed invasion planning for the Iraq War by United States Central Command, once the policy decision had been made to prepare for war
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- 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
- Joint Chiefs of Staff : The staff committee of the most senior members of the U.S. military services, charged with policy advice, doctrinal development, and preparedness rather than operational control of forces
- Meghan O'Sullivan : Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard University Belfer Center; previously consultant to then-U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, on the National Security Council, Coalition Provisional Authority, Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance, and the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State
- Military formation (ground) : The military term for a grouping of units.
- Multi-National Corps-Iraq : Highest land combat headquarters for Coalition tactical units in the peace operations phase of the Iraq War
- 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.
- 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
- Ryan Crocker : U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, 2007-2009, and a Foreign Service Officer with the highest rank of Career Ambassador
- Special operations : Military or paramilitary operations that differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets; they are often controlled at a national or strategic level of command
- Theater of operations (military) : A geographically defined area in which a single military commander has authority over all military services
- U.S. Ambassador to Iraq : Head of the U.S. Mission to Iraq, currently Foreign Service Officer Christopher R. Hill; does not have authority over Multi-National Force-Iraq
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- U.S. Mission to Iraq : The U.S. Embassy and civilian agencies in Iraq, under the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Multi-National Force-Iraq is not under the Mission
- U.S. foreign military assistance organizations : A large U.S. military assistance organization, which can both provide support and combat leadership to a Host Nation, as well as command U.S. combat troops
- Unified Combatant Command : Operational line-of-commands for United States military groups.
- 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