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- Aafia Siddique : A Pakistani citizen and scientist, held in extrajudicial detention for five years for alleged terrorist ties, who is in proceedings at the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, based on Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that she shot a U.S. officer and had documents and materials that may have been intended to cause explosions. Pakistani government representatives regularly attend the court.
- Admiral : The highest rank in a navy, or the name of the group of "flag officer" grades (e.g., vice admiral)
- Afghanistan War (2001-), major combat phase : During the Afghanistan War (2001-), the period of combat by Afghan ground forces, with U.S. and British air & special operations support, which drove the Taliban and al-Qaeda from their bases, in October through December 2001
- Ambassador : An individual of the highest diplomatic rank, most commonly the representative of the head of state of his or her government to the head of state of the country to which the ambassador is accredited.
- Argentina : Second largest South American country; speaks Spanish.
- Barack Obama : 44th President of the United States of America (2009–2017) and a former Senator from Illinois (born 1961).
- CIA activities in Iraq : 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.
- Comitato interministeriale per la sicurezza della Repubblica : Italy's interministerial committee for the security of the Republic, a top-level body similar to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence
- Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction : A bipartisan commission that, after the failure to find weapons of mass destruction after the Iraq War, conducted a broad assessment of the capabilities and deficiencies of the United States intelligence community to detect future threats, and made recommendations for improvement
- Compartmented control system : A set of controls, in addition to a regular national security classifications, that adds additional security restrictions to especially sensitive information
- Counterterrorism Center : A Central Intelligence Agency organization, unusual for the days before the 9-11 attack in that it mixed personnel from the operations and analytical directorates, as well from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Headed by Cofer Black; replaced by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Critical infrastructure : Those private, local government, and national government function necessary for the continuing operation of a society
- Dennis Blair : Director of National Intelligence in the Obama administration; Deputy Executive Director and Guiding Coalition, Project for National Security Reform; retired Admiral, United States Navy; only destroyer captain known to have water-skied behind his warship
- 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)
- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency : After the Director of National Intelligence was created to head the overall United States intelligence community, the official responsible for the remaining functions of the Central Intelligence Agency in intelligence analysis and research into intelligence methodology, clandestine human-source intelligence and some covert action
- Executive Schedule (U.S. government) : Add brief definition or description
- Extrajudicial detention, U.S. : Situations where the Executive Branch of the United States government has detained individuals without the authority of the judicial branch of government; there have been many cases going back to through the early history of the nation, sometimes during overt war, and, perhaps better known at present, directed against non-national threats.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation : The principal U.S. Federal police agency, part of the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States intelligence community, who has arrest authority, and is the primary authority for a variety of domestic crimes, civilian counterespionage within the United States, and organized crime
- General : In current military organizations, the highest military rank (although the naval equivalent is admiral); also used in the sense of general officer, the highest grade of ranks of which this is the highest
- High Value Detainee : Terrorist suspects in U.S. custody, considered to have critical information, for which the Central Intelligence Agency was authorized to use interrogation techniques beyond those normally permitted
- Human-source intelligence : (HUMINT); the practice of acquiring information through interactions with people who can disclose relevant information, including but not limited to espionage, interrogation, debriefing and elicitation
- Intelligence analysis management : the process of managing and organizing the analytical processing of raw intelligence information into finished intelligence
- 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
- Intellipedia : Wikis, of different security levels, which are used by individuals with appropriate clearances from the 16 agencies of the United States intelligence community; at least one more is accessible to trusted intelligence agencies of a small number of countries.
- Italian intelligence and security services : The set of government agencies responsible for coordinating Italy's intelligence functions, which include security information, foreign intelligence, domestic security intelligence, and military intelligence
- Michael Hayden : Principal, Chertoff Group; General, U.S. Air Force, retired; Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2008-2009); First Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (2005 – 2008); Director, National Security Agency (1999–2005)
- National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States : A bipartisan U.S. government committee that reviewed why the 9-11 Attack was not detected or averted, evaluated the response to it, and recommended improvements for the future
- National Intelligence Council : Part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and previously was a small but select office in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the grand strategy "think tank" inside the U.S. government
- 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
- Obama administration : The policy making organization lead by President Barack Obama.
- Open source intelligence : Obtaining information, to be used in intelligence analysis, from sources available to the public. such as radio and television broadcasts, web sites, books, and similar materials.
- Operational Preparation of the Environment : Clandestine operations of the U.S. Department of Defense that can fall into Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace or Operational Preparation of the Battlespace, but are of sufficient sensitivity that if they were conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Congressional leadership would need to be informed
- Presidential Decision Directive 39 : A 1995 Clinton Administration order on U.S. counterterrorism policy
- Secret Intelligence Service : Britain's national-level civilian organization for intelligence and covert action
- Terrorism and U.S. Intelligence : Activities of the U.S. government to identify potential sources for the tactical use of terrorism, related to but distinct from intelligence on political insurgencies that may or may not use that tactic
- Torture : The infliction of mental or physical pain, for punishment or as an interrogation technique.
- U.S. intelligence activities in Africa : Activities of the United States intelligence community in Africa
- U.S. intelligence activities in Argentina : The activities of the United States intelligence community in Argentina, the legal aftereffects in the U.S. of Argentinian intelligence, and regional cooperation in areas such as the drug trade and counterterrorism, as well as assistance in improving human rights and legalities of new Argentinian organizations
- 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 and global health : Analysis by the United States intelligence community, in conjunction with more general health organizations, relating to issues of human survival from health-related issues
- U.S. intelligence and transnational counterproliferation activities : An overview over activities of the United States intelligence community, specifically dealing with arms control, weapons of mass destruction and weapons counterproliferation.
- U.S. intelligence and transnational crime and drugs : Activities of the United States intelligence community that are concerned with transnational crime and the drug trade, beyond the jurisdiction of domestic law enforcement
- Unconventional warfare (United States doctrine) : The United States' doctrinal term for the way the Department of Defense sees its forces operating in the more global context of insurgency.
- United States cabinet : The most senior committee of the executive branch of the United States government.
- United States intelligence community : The United States' intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
- 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