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School of Advanced Military Studies: First of a series of advanced, invitational second-year U.S. staff college courses, intended by the U.S. Army to prepare exceptionally promising majors as planners of operational art
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- Training and Doctrine Command : A major command of the U.S. Army, responsible both for all training as well as the development of doctrine of how the Army fights, currently headed by GEN Martin Dempsey
- Huba Wass de Czege : Retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army known as a theoretician and planner, especially of operational art; During his career as an infantry officer, he served two tours in Vietnam and gained staff experience at all levels up to assistant division commander. Principal designer AirLand Battle doctrine of deep battle; founded School of Advanced Military Studies
- Staff college : Military-operated educational institutes that train midlevel officers to take on staff responsibilities beyond the small unit level; typical students are approximately at the rank major or equivalent, often junior majors or promising captains
- Bob E. Willis Jr. : Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army, who wrote a study of German planning for the post-conflict period of the 1941 invasion of Germany and the Russian Liberation Army
- Gulf War : The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991.
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- Soviet support for Iran during the Iran-Iraq War : Soviet efforts to maintain a positive relationship during and after the Iran-Iraq War; they regarded Iran as more strategically important than Iraq
- David Petraeus : General, U.S. Army, presently commanding United States Central Command after having the senior command in Iraq, long associated with counterinsurgency doctrine
- Sarah Chayes : Originally a historian, then a journalist who covered conflicts worldwide including the Afghanistan War (2001-), she left reporting to work on reconstruction in Afghanistan; she was on the Strategic Assessment Group advising the new commander in Afghanistan, GEN Stanley McChrystal
- Combat Studies Institute : A military think tank of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, colocated with the Combined Arms Center, Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
- Center for Contemporary Conflict : National security research center at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
- Operational art : A level of military power at which forces in the field, or deployed from the homeland, can determine the place and conditions of battle
- Deep battle : Originally a Soviet concept of operational art, now a generic international term for doctrines that focus on penetrating into the enemy's rear, such as blitzkrieg and AirLand Battle