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- George W. Bush Administration : The policies and acts during the presidency of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.
- Iraq : Country in the Middle East, currently transitioning from rule by the US.
- Preventive war : A doctrine in which an actor uses military force on an opponent who is not believed to be preparing an attack on the actor using prevention, but whose activities, such as taking control of territory or building weapons of mass destruction pose a long-term threat to the critical interests of the actor. The attack may signal the start of a war, or be a strategic move within an existing war.
- Bush Doctrine : Add brief definition or description
- Democracy promotion : Policies, assistance, external organizations and even military action that contribute to the formation of democratic societies in previously authoritarian states; the means for funding such action
- 9/11 Attack : The largest terrorist attack on the continental United States, occurring on September 11, 2001, using hijacked airliners as suicide weapons against major buildings.
- 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
- Al-Qaeda : International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks.
- Deterrence : A set of policies and actions that prevent an opponent from taking an undesired action
- Operation NORTHERN WATCH : Enforcement of the northern "no-fly" zone over Iraq (i.e., Kurdish areas), following agreements in the cease-fire of the Gulf War; primarily by U.S. air power but with allied involvement, the latter sometimes with more restrictive rules of engagement
- Operation SOUTHERN WATCH : Enforcement of the southern "no-fly" zone over Iraq (i.e., Shiite areas near the Saudi and Kuwaiti borders), following agreements in the cease-fire of the Gulf War; primarily by U.S. air power but with allied involvement, the latter sometimes with more restrictive rules of engagement
- Compellence : A set of decisions, policies and actions intended to force an opponent to take some action, as opposed to deterring the adversary not to take a different action.
- Francis Fukuyama : Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, author and government adviser on global development and foreign policy; in and out of neoconservatism; adjunct fellow, Hudson Institute; director, National Endowment for Democracy, New America Foundation
- America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy : A 2006 book by Francis Fukuyama, examining the role of neoconservatism in American foreign policy, its execution by the George W. Bush Administration, and a proposed evolved political philosophy to replace it
- Saddam Hussein : (1937–2006) Deposed and executed ruler of Iraq.
- UNSCOM : A United Nations agency, created in April 1991, to inspect Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and long-range guided missiles, and to supervise destruction of weapons and production facilities
- Neoconservatism : A political philosophy and ideology which combines many traditional conservative opinions with an emphasis on the importance of foreign policy and using American power to push democracy forward.
- Dick Cheney : (1941–) U.S. Vice President in the George W. Bush Administration and advocate of neoconservatism and unitary Presidential authority; currently a political commentator; U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush Administration; spouse of Lynne Cheney; father of Liz Cheney
- Colin Powell : A retired general in the United States Army who served in high political office, first African-American to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State; minimally partisan although he considered himself a moderate Republican, not a neoconservative
- 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
- Condoleeza Rice : Academic political scientist, then Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and U.S. Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration
- Preemptive attack : A military attack intended to neutralize an attack imminently being prepared by one's opponent, and justified as self-defense
- Jeffrey Kendall : Brigadier general, U.S. Air Force, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Operations and Nuclear Integration for Flying Training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Council on Foreign Relations military fellow