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- Anthony Zinni : A retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, whose assignments included heading United States Central Command and serving as a special envoy for the Israel-Palestinian process. He is strongly critical of the George W. Bush Administration and resigned, in protest, from his diplomatic role.
- Bruce Grooms : Vice Director and acting Director of the U.S. Joint Staff
- CIA activities in Iraq : Add brief definition or description
- Defense Intelligence Agency : One of the members of the United States intelligence community, charged with providing national-level analysis specifically relevant for military needs, and being the focal point for measurement and signature intelligence
- 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
- Douglas Feith : An American strategic analyst, associated with neoconservatism, who held posts including Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in 2001-2005, when he advised Donald Rumsfeld on the Iraq War; fellow of the Hudson Institute
- Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight-Terminal : An open-architecture, spiral (i.e., evolutionary phases) development program for surface and airborne users of military satellite communications
- Greg Newbold : A retired lieutenant general of the United States Marine Corps, who retired from his final assignment, as director of operations for the Joint Staff, partially in protest of the plans for the upcoming Iraq War
- 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
- James Cartwright : General, United States Marine Corps, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former commander, United States Strategic Command
- James Conway : 34th U.S. Commandant of the Marine Corps, who took office in 2006, having commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force in the Gulf War
- Joint Chiefs of Staff : The staff committee of the most senior members of the U.S. military services, charged with policy advice, doctrinal development, and preparedness rather than operational control of forces
- Marine Air-Ground Task Force : The basic structure of United States Marine Corps combined arms, task-organized units
- 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
- Rear admiral : The lowest or next-to-lowest military rank of admiral in Naval service
- Richard Clarke : Career U.S. defense official who served in policy posts in the Ronald Reagan,George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations, specializing in counterterrorism in the latter two
- Thomas P. M. Barnett : A U.S. strategic theorist and writer in futures studies, best known for the book The Pentagon's New Map giving a structure for globalization
- Timothy Keating : Admiral, U.S. Navy, and Commander, United States Pacific Command as of 27 March 2007
- Unified Combatant Command : Operational line-of-commands for United States military groups.
- Vice admiral : Usually the second-highest military rank of admiral in Naval service, often called "three-star", equivalent to ground/air force lieutenant general