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- David Halberstam : Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, who was especially controversial for his coverage of the Vietnam War, where some thought he was providing critical investigation for the public, while others believed he was undermining the war effort
- Director of Central Intelligence : Formerly, the U.S. official that headed both the Central Intelligence Agency and the United States intelligence community; the responsibility is now split between the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (currently Leon Panetta) and the Director of National Intelligence (currently Dennis Blair)
- Office of Strategic Services : The United States' first unified agency for clandestine intelligence collection, all-source intelligence analysis and covert action
- Tet Offensive : A Communist offensive in the Vietnam War, possibly part of a larger strategy, in early 1968. The attackers suffered massive casualties and held no ground, but they achieved the turning of U.S. political opinion against continuing large-scale involvement in the war.
- U.S. intelligence activities in the Americas : Activities by the United States intelligence community in the Western Hemisphere, including but not limited to that of the Central Intelligence Agency; there are major drug enforcement programs, shared military projects, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had jurisdiction in WWII
- United States intelligence community : The United States' intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- Walter Bedell Smith : General in the United States Army, who was chief of staff to Dwight D. Eisenhower as the allied commander of the European Theater of Operations in the Second World War. After the war, he served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Director of Central Intelligence and Undersecretary of State.
- William Colby : A U.S. intelligence and special operations officer eventually becoming Director of Central Intelligence (1973-1976).