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- Allen Dulles : U.S. intelligence official, with senior roles in the Office of Strategic Services, and serveed as Director of Central Intelligence from 1952 to 1961.
- CIA activities in Europe and Russia : Add brief definition or description
- CIA activities in Iran : Add brief definition or description
- CIA activities in Vietnam : Add brief definition or description
- CIA influence on public opinion : Add brief definition or description
- Central Intelligence Agency : The principal civilian intelligence organization of the United States, specializing in all-source intelligence analysis, clandestine human-source intelligence, and covert action.
- Clandestine human-source intelligence and covert action : Intelligence and military special operations functions that either should be completely secret (i.e., clandestine: the existence of which is not known outside the relevant government circles), or simply cannot be linked to the sponsor (i.e., covert: it is known that sabotage is taking place, but its sponsor is unknown).
- Covert action : Any of a range of activities, intended to affect the behavior of a target nation or non-national actor, where the fact of the action is known, but the responsibility for the action cannot be proven.
- Dong Minh Hoi : A broad-front coalition, formed with Chinese sponsorship, by Vietnamese nationalists while Vichy France and Japan controlled French Indochina, formed in October 1942. Its coalition included members of the Communist Viet Minh and various non-Communist groups such as the VNQDD
- Double-Cross system : A World War II British system that is believed to have captured all Nazi spies, and either turned them into double agents, imprisoned, or executed them. This was part of the overall strategic deception plan.
- Edward Lansdale : A U.S. Air Force general on assignment to the CIA, key counterinsurgency advisor to Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, involved in French Indochina and South Vietnam 1954-1960, although lost influence in U.S. policymaking through bureaucratic infighting
- Heinrich Müller : Direct commander of the Nazi Gestapo; only major war criminal whose post-WWII status was never officially confirmed
- Ho Chi Minh : Vietnamese communist and nationalist leader and revolutionary (1890–1969); president of North Vietnam 1946–1969.
- Indochina and the Second World War : Between 1936 and 1947, external events, related to the Second World War, which affected French Indochina
- Information operations : The integrated employment of the core capabilities of electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security.
- Intelligence analysis management : the process of managing and organizing the analytical processing of raw intelligence information into finished intelligence
- Intelligence cycle management : The continuous process by which intelligence priorities are set, raw information collected, information analyzed, the processed information disseminated, and the next set or priorities set.
- Intelligence interrogation, U.S. : Policies, techniques and practices of United States interrogation in a national intelligence-gathering context. (See Intelligence interrogation, U.S., George W. Bush Administration for recent detailed discussions)
- Intelligence on the Korean War : The collection and analysis, primarily by the United States with South Korean help, of information that predicted the 1950 invasion of South Korea, and the plans and capabilities of the enemy once the war had started
- Jean Sainteny : A French businessman, Resistance officer, politician and diplomat, who was was a trusted intermediary among many Vietnamese and French factions; he was the host for the 1969 secret peace talks between the U.S. and Democratic Republic of Vietnam
- Lucien Conein : (1919-1998), a U.S. clandestine operations officer working both for the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency; he was the direct contact to the 1963 coup against Ngo Dinh Diem.
- Marine Special Operations Command : The Marine component of United States Special Operations Command, this unit absorbed the existing Marine special reconnaissance "Force Recon" companies (but not battalions), but also added a support organization, school, and a system of developing training teams for foreign internal defense and other special operations missions
- Medal of Honor : The highest U.S. military decoration for valor, "above and beyond the call of duty", at the risk of life, in direct combat
- Ngo Dinh Diem : President of the Republic of Vietnam from shortly after its creation, to his overthrow and death in the Vietnam War, Buddhist crisis and military coup of 1963. He was of the Catholic minority, ascetic and autocratic, and strongly anti-Communist
- OSS (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Office of Policy Coordination : A U.S. government organization that took covert action elements from the Office of Strategic Services, and operated quasi-autonomously reporting to the Secretaries of State and Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence, until it was absorbed into the CIA in 1952
- Office of War Information : During the Second World War, this was the official United States public information source, conducting what today is called the "white propaganda" aspect of psychological operations
- Phan Quang Dan : A Vietnamese nationalist whose political career started under France, in opposition under Ngo Dinh Diem, and through the end of South Vietnam
- Richard Helms : The first U.S. career intelligence officer to become Director of Central Intelligence (1966-1973); also the only former Director ever convicted of a crime (arguably a technical one) directly related to his official duties
- SIGINT in the Second World War : Add brief definition or description
- The Two Vietnams after Geneva : The period following the 1954 Geneva meeting that partitioned Vietnam into North and South.
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- 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
- U.S. intelligence involvement with World War II war criminals : Choices by U.S. intelligence agencies, after the Second World War, not to seek prosecution of certain war criminals in return for perceived important intelligence information
- United States Army Special Forces : United States Army organization originally created to train and lead guerrillas, highly qualified to work with other cultures; acquired additional missions including foreign internal defense, direct action (military), special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, etc.
- United States Navy SEAL : [under]sea-air-land special operations organization of the United States Navy, specializing in direct action, special reconnaissance, combat search and rescue and counterterrorism
- United States intelligence community : The United States' intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang : One of the two nationalist parties opposing French colonial rule in Indochina, the other being its ultimate rival, the Vietnamese Communist Party. Purged from North Vietnam.
- 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
- Vo Nguyen Giap : The most prominent general of the Viet Minh, the People's Army of Viet Nam, and eventually Defense Minister and Politburo member of North Vietnam
- Wars of Vietnam : The broad context of warfare in the modern area of Vietnam, of which the Vietnam War (1962-1975) is best known, but involves colonization, Japanese occupation, decolonization, and post-1975 but related warfare among Vietnam, Cambodia and China
- William Colby : A U.S. intelligence and special operations officer eventually becoming Director of Central Intelligence (1973-1976).