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- Middle East : A geographical region in Asia that also contains small parts of Europe and Africa.
- Islam : Religion founded by Muhammad whose sacred book is the Qur'an (Koran).
- Wahhabism : A socially conservative branch of Sunni Islam, strongest in the House of Saud, which rules Saudi Arabia
- Mecca : Located in Saudi Arabia and one of the "Two Holy Places" of Islam; inner religious areas barred to non-Muslims
- Medina : Add brief definition or description
- Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab : Muslim theologian of the 18th century, who founded Wahhabism, and allied with Muhammad ibn Saud to form the ruling dynasty of Saudi Arabia
- Arab Revolt (First World War) : A complex set of political, intelligence, and military actions that led to Arab tribal support of Allied actions against the Ottoman Empire, roughly covering the 1915-1918 period
- Thomas Edward Lawrence : (1888-1935) British soldier and author, known as Lawrence of Arabia, who coordinated the Arab Revolt (First World War) against the Ottoman Empire with British military operations
- Gertrude Bell : (1868-1926) British expert on the Middle East, involved in strategic intelligence for the Arab Revolt (First World War) and had a major influence on the formation of modern Iraq.
- U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia : Chief of the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, generally not exerting control over operational military forces there
- U.S. Intelligence and terrorism in the 1980s : Tracking and actions against terrorism by the United States intelligence community in the 1980s
- U.S. Intelligence and terrorism in the 1990s : Tracking and actions against terrorism by the United States intelligence community in the 1990s
- U.S. intelligence activities in Africa : Activities of the United States intelligence community in Africa
- U.S. support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War : Technological aid, intelligence, the sale of dual-use and military equipment, but no direct combat against Iran, in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
- U.S.-Iran Hostilities during the Iran-Iraq War : Sometimes called the Tanker War, but also including retaliatory strikes on Iranian oil platfors and vessels, the shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655, and countermeasures to Iranian mining of international waters
- General Intelligence Department (Saudi Arabia) : The national intelligence service of Saudi Arabia }
- Turki al-Faisal : Senior prince of Saudi Arabia, who has headed their General Intelligence Department and been Ambassador both to the U.K. and U.S.; board, International Crisis Group
- Gulf War : The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991.
- E-3 Sentry : Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, equipped with a large radar and a battle staff, which can detect aircraft and control combat.
- F-15 Eagle : A series of air superiority fighters, designed for the United States Air Force and flown by several countries; intended for the high role in the high-low mix; The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multirole fighter variant.
- MIM-104 Patriot : Missile originally developed for medium-to-high altitude aircraft interception (SAM) use, which, while retaining that capability, is now optimized as an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) for relatively small but critical areas. The SAM versions have explosive warheads but the ABM is hit-to-kill.
- Prepositioning ship : Military cargo ships, normally in squadrons of several vessels, that are prepositioned at secure forward locations, in order to speed delivery of sustainment supplies to the initial forces landed by air or from combat amphibious warfare ships.
- Royal Saudi Air Force : Lavishly equipped and with some combat experience from the Gulf War, the air force of Saudi Arabia
- Salman Awdah : Saudi Arabian cleric who has criticized both the United States and al-Qaeda, although once admired by Osama bin Laden; member of International Union of Muslim Scholars
- 1967 Arab-Israeli War : Often called the "Six Days War", a decisive Israeli victory, starting with a preemptive attack, against Arab states preparing for battle; the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights were captured
- 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.
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- 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
- Arab : People who identify with or recognise heritage from areas of the Middle East and North Africa on linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious grounds.
- Army National Guard (United States) : Along with the active-duty regular Army and the United States Army Reserve, the third leg of the total forces of the United States Army
- Athabasca Oil Sands : A large deposit of oil-rich bitumen (petroleum asphalt) located in northern Alberta, Canada.
- Bill O'Reilly : U.S. political opinion broadcaster, author, radio host and political commentator. Host of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News.
- CIA activities in the Middle East and South Asia : Add brief definition or description
- Capital punishment : The practice of punishment of a crime through state-sanctioned killing.
- Cold War : Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies.
- Country : Nation, state, region, or territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture.
- Iran-Iraq War : War between Iran and Iraq, 1980-1988, with very high casualties on both sides, but an inconclusive result
- Iraq Study Group : Add brief definition or description
- Iraq : Country in the Middle East, currently transitioning from rule by the US.
- Islam : Religion founded by Muhammad whose sacred book is the Qur'an (Koran).
- Jesus in Islam : Add brief definition or description
- Jon Kyl : United States Senator from Arizona and Senate Republican Whip; Senate Committee on Finance; Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Jordan : An Arab country of the Middle East, landlocked and bordered by Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the West Bank of Palestine
- Kenneth Adelman : Member, Committee on the Present Danger; Board of Trustees, Freedom House; board, International Crisis Group; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Reagan Administration; Republican activist who supported Barack Obama
- Khaled al Fawwaz : Accused al-Qaeda member who ran its public information service in London, is under indictment in the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Africa, and is contesting extradition from the U.K.
- Kuwait : Country on the Persian Gulf bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south; population of 2.5 million.
- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- M1 Abrams (tank) : Heavily armed and armored but expensive and heavy, main battle tank, designed for the United States Army, and used by the United States Marine Corps and several allies; proven from the Gulf War onwards.
- Michael Moore : American writer, documentary filmmaker and political commentator who advocates liberal and progressive political views.
- Michael Scheuer : Former head of the Osama bin Laden/al-Qaeda unit in the Counterterrorism Center of the Central Intelligence Agency; critical of U.S. policies but with insightful analysis on what he sees as a complex enemy; contributor to AntiWar.com
- National intelligence organizations : Organizations for intelligence collection and analysis, which are responsive to overall national needs rather than to the needs of a specific military service or specific mission (e.g., terrorism); they may, however, be oriented to specific collection or analysis disciplines
- Oman : Country located in Southwest Asia which borders the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
- Operation DESERT SHIELD : That part of the Gulf War following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, beginning with the acceptance of Coalition support by Saudi Arabia, and ending with the start of the air campaign, Operation DESERT STORM.
- Organization of the Islamic Conference : Add brief definition or description
- Saddam Hussein : (1937–2006) Deposed and executed ruler of Iraq.
- The Satanic Verses (novel) : Novel by Salman Rushdie, published 1988.
- Visbreaking : A chemical engineering process unit used in petroleum refineries that reduces the viscosity of the residual oil from the refinery's atmospheric or vacuum distillation of petroleum crude oil.
- War on terror : A major policy of the George W. Bush Administration, defining global terrorism, as opposed to nation-states as in the Cold War, as the focal point of national security policy
- Yemen : A Middle Eastern country with a coast on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and land borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.