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- 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
- Caspar Weinberger : Add brief definition or description
- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- U.S. Department of State : Agency of the executive branch of the U.S. government responsible for foreign policy and the conduct of American diplomacy.
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- Deputy Secretary of State : Add brief definition or description
- Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs : Reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the U.S. Department of Defense official responsible for regional alliances and power balances
- Anthony Zinni : A retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, whose assignments included heading United States Central Command and serving as a special envoy for the Israel-Palestinian process. He is strongly critical of the George W. Bush Administration and resigned, in protest, from his diplomatic role.
- Center for a New American Security : A fairly new national security think tank, the founders of which are now in the Obama administration; some of the new senior members have significant field counterinsurgency experience
- 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
- 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
- Randy Schriver : One of five founding partners of Armitage International LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in international business development and strategies; Advisory Council to the Center for a New American Security; Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affair; served for two years as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
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- Ambassador : An individual of the highest diplomatic rank, most commonly the representative of the head of state of his or her government to the head of state of the country to which the ambassador is accredited.
- Fall of South Vietnam : The result of a series of conventional military actions by the People's Army of Viet Nam, under the direction of the Politburo of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which led to the dissolution of the Republic of Vietnam and the reunification of North and South Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
- Indonesia : A country in Southeast Asia.
- Paul Wolfowitz : An American political scientist and policy-level foreign affairs official, of a neoconservative ideology; resident American Enterprise Institute and on International Security Advisory Board; Deputy Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Philippines : A large, democratic nation of Southeast Asia, consisting of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with many cultures, religions and languages.
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- U.S. Republican Party : One of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; center-right; the elephant is its symbol.
- Vietnam, war, and the United States : The interactions of the Vietnam War with United States domestic politics and public opinion, and, in turn, how domestic considerations affected the military situation
- Vladimir Putin : President of Russia (1999-2008 and 2012-) and former Prime Minister; leader of United Russia party; KGB officer in the Soviet era.