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- Assignment Zero : (AZ) was an experiment in crowd-sourced journalism, allowing collaboration between amateur and professional journalists.
- 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.
- Dick Cheney : (1941–) U.S. Vice President in the George W. Bush Administration and advocate of neoconservatism and unitary Presidential authority; currently a political commentator; U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush Administration; spouse of Lynne Cheney; father of Liz Cheney
- 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)
- Donald Rumsfeld : U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2008); was the oldest secretary and earlier the youngest secretary in the Administration (1975-1977); major policymaker after the 9-11 attack; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Enhanced interrogation techniques : Coercive interrogation techniques, originally used on U.S. High Value Detainees believed to have critical information on potential terrorism, which are controversial as to whether they violated U.S. and international law
- Federal Reserve System : The authority to which the United States government has assigned responsibility for the conduct of monetary policy and the supervision of member banks.
- George Tenet : Director of Central Intelligence from July 1997 to July 2004, heading the United States intelligence community and the Central Intelligence Agency
- George W. Bush Administration : The policies and acts during the presidency of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- Intelligence interrogation, U.S., George W. Bush Administration : The policies and practices authorized for interrogation of suspected terrorists by the United States Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community during the George W. Bush Administration
- Iraq War, origins of invasion : Those factors, in the broad context of prior American actions and foreign policy, which led to the specific decision of the George W. Bush Administration to launch the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- 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
- John Belushi : (1949–1982) American comic actor in movies and television.
- Kurdish Democratic Party : One of the two major political parties of Iraqi Kurdistan. Its leader, Massoud Barzani, heads the Kurdistan Regional Government.
- L. Patrick Gray, III : L. Patrick Gray III was a decorated Naval officer, lawyer, and acting Director of the FBI noted for being the Director of the FBI during the initial phases of the Watergate investigations.
- 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
- Military Commissions Act of 2006 : U.S. law authorizing the President or Secretary of Defense to create tribunals for determining the prisoner of war status of persons captured as non-national combatants, and to try them, outside the regular judicial system, for war crimes
- Mohammed al-Qahtani : An al-Qaeda member captured in Pakistan and prisoner at Guantanamo Bay detention camp; first Military Commission hearing rejected by convening authority Susan Crawford due to his having been tortured but held pending the presentation of new charges
- Newspaper : Periodical publications presenting current news and commentary on politics, government, business, sport and other matters of public interest.
- Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance : The initial U.S. government organization established to run Iraq following the end of the major fighting in the Iraq War; replaced by the Coalition Provisional Authority
- Office of Special Plans : A small office, formerly in the U.S. Department of Defense, created by Douglas Feith, under general supervision of William Luti and directly headed by Abram Shulsky, which took unprocessed intelligence and bypassed independent analysis, to present evidence supporting policy positions; this was a conscious "top-down" methodology contrasting to the traditional "bottom-up" of intelligence analysis
- Patriotic Union of Kurdistan : One of the two major political movements of Iraqi Kurdistan, opposed to Saddam Hussein and now active in new government; its leader, Jalal Talabani, is President of Iraq
- Paul Wolfowitz : An American political scientist and policy-level foreign affairs official, of a neoconservative ideology; resident American Enterprise Institute and on International Security Advisory Board; Deputy Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Richard Armitage : A U.S. foreign policy specialist, first a U.S. Navy officer in the Vietnam War, who rose to positions including Deputy Secretary of State in the first term of the George W. Bush Administration; board, International Crisis Group; Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute
- Richard Nixon : American politician (1913–1994); President of the United States 1969–1974. Known for ending the Vietnam War and for the Watergate scandal.
- Stovepiping : A term of art in intelligence cycle management and intelligence analysis, which prevents proper analysis by preventing objective analysts from drawing conclusions based on all relevant data.
- Susan Crawford : Retired (2010) convening authority under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that tries non-national terrorism suspects; a retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
- Washington Post : A daily newspaper in Washington DC -- first publisher of the details of the Watergate scandal.