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- 4th Infantry Division (U.S.) : An active modular division of the United States Army, a "heavy" division known as the "Ivy Division" for its insignia, four ivy leaves on a diamond field, primarily headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.
- Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : The senior interagency representative of the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; a lieutenant general or vice admiral
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- David Petraeus : General, U.S. Army, presently commanding United States Central Command after having the senior command in Iraq, long associated with counterinsurgency doctrine
- Echelons above corps : Military resources under the control of a headquarters above the level of the highest tactical organization (i.e., a corps), usually a theater or national level of command; the higher headquarters may delegate tactical control of them to subordinate units, or control them directly (e.g., reconnaissance satellites, elite special operations forces)
- George Casey : U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army since 2007; previously commanded Multi-National Force-Iraq
- Iraq War, Surge : A U.S. campaign, announced on 10 January 2007, to flood the Baghdad area with at least 20,000 more American troops, to improve security to a point where the Iraqi Security Forces could protect the population
- Iraq War, insurgency : The period of the Iraq War following the end of major combat operations, and the beginning of significant guerrilla warfare in July - August 2003.
- 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
- Jack Keane : Defense Policy Board; Senior advisor, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; General in the United States Army, who was Vice Chief of Staff between 1999 and 2003, and made major policy change recommendations about Guantanamo detention camp; in retirement, stayed in civilian status but became a major advisor for the Iraq War, Surge; Military Senior Advisor Panel, Iraq Study Group
- Meghan O'Sullivan : Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard University Belfer Center; previously consultant to then-U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, on the National Security Council, Coalition Provisional Authority, Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance, and the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State
- Multi-National Corps-Iraq : Highest land combat headquarters for Coalition tactical units in the peace operations phase of the Iraq War
- Multi-National Force-Iraq : The senior Coalition military headquarters in Iraq, commanded by GEN Ray Odierno, U.S. Army
- National Security Council : Both the senior foreign policy committee of principal officers of the executive branch of the United States of America, chaired by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and, by extension, the professional staff reporting to the Assistant
- Ryan Crocker : U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, 2007-2009, and a Foreign Service Officer with the highest rank of Career Ambassador
- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
- U.S. Mission to Iraq : The U.S. Embassy and civilian agencies in Iraq, under the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Multi-National Force-Iraq is not under the Mission
- Unified Combatant Command : Operational line-of-commands for United States military groups.
- United States Central Command : Unified Combatant Command responsible for U.S. operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, now under the command of General James Mattis