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- 1983 Beirut barracks bombings : Destruction of French and U.S. barracks containing peacekeepers, on October 23, 1983, by suicide bombers, by unknown actors often believed associated with Iran or Iranian-backed Hezbollah
- 1996 Khobar Towers bombing : A truck bombing of a U.S. Air Force barracks in Saudi Arabia, killing and wounding personnel involved in enforcing the no-fly zone over southern Iraq; primary responsibility is generally assigned to Saudi Hizbollah with support from Iran
- Argentina : Second largest South American country; speaks Spanish.
- CIA activities in the Middle East and South Asia : Add brief definition or description
- Clandestine cell system : A method for organizing a group in such a way that it can more effectively resist penetration by an opposing organization.
- Counter-rocket, artillery and mortar : Military equipment and techniques to detect unguided rockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds in flight, warn friendly forces that are threatened, and, with new methods, intercept and destroy the projectiles before they can do damage
- Electronic intelligence : Collection and analysis of electronic signals not intended to be intelligible to humans, such as radar or navigational aids
- Foreign internal defense operations : Actions taken by U.S. personnel in support of a foreign internal defense grand strategy agreed to by the host nation and the U.S.
- Future Combat Systems : An cancelled development program,including a variety of military systems, including armored fighting vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, artillery, precision guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles; was an evolutionary step in the restructuring of the United States Army and tailored to the brigade combat team organizational structure but will continue partially in the Brigade Combat Team Modernization
- Insurgency : A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government.
- Jihad : Literally meaning "struggle", a Muslim concept that can refer to an inward-directed personal process to submit to God's will, or to an external combat with the enemies of Islam
- Lebanon : a country in the Middle East. It borders Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Its official language is Arabic, although French is widely spoken. The capital and largest city of Lebanon is Beirut.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad : (1956–) President of Iran since 6th August 2005.
- 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
- Naval infantry : Personnel assigned to naval ships, who are qualified to engage in combat using individual weapons, against enemy personnel on land or on ships that were boarded
- Palestine : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Palestine (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Paul X. Kelley : Retired general, United States Marine Corps; Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings; Adviser, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- Richard Perle : An American political scientist who has been an important advisor and facilitator, rather than executive, for U.S. foreign policy and is associated with neoconservatism
- Robert Baer : Central Intelligence Agency operations officer between 1976 and 1997; left in dissatisfaction; currently intelligence columnist for Time
- Rules of engagement : The conditions under which a military unit may open fire if fired upon or threatened, and the type of force it can use without direct orders from a higher level of command
- Signals intelligence from 1980 to 1989 : Worldwide events in communications intelligence and electronic intelligence between 1980 and 1989
- Suicide attack : A means of attack with a weapon guided by a human who will inevitably die in the attempt
- Syria : Country in the Middle East, facing the Mediterranean Sea, and sharing borders with Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
- The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy : A controversial book by two American academics, suggesting that the relationship between the United States and Israel is dysfunctional, but affected by a loose but politically powerful set of interest groups in both countries
- Unguided rocket : A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched
- United States Marine Corps : A branch of the United States Armed Forces, with primary responsibilities as naval infantry and in amphibious warfare, are organized in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces capable of serving as up to corps headquarters with integrated close air support