DIA list posted!

R182357ZMAR18: The 2018 Defense Intelligence Agency list is up! Mostly classics, but some new material including To Lose A Battle by Alistair Horne. Enjoy!

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Many military commands publish recommended reading lists, but due to the ephemeral nature of the web these lists can sometimes be lost. This site attempts to capture them for posterity. Here's an overview of all the military reading lists that are available. Enjoy!

Most popular authors

Robert D. Kaplan
John Keegan
Thomas L. Friedman
Max Hastings
Rick Atkinson

Recent reading

  1. On Apr 13 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti and commented:

    Good history of how CIA and DoD roles have recently gotten mixed and matched.

  2. On Apr 13 colleen (USA) read Common Sense Training: A Working Philosophy for Leaders by Arthur Collins
  3. On Apr 05 colleen (USA) read Maneuver Warfare: An Anthology by Richard Hooker
  4. On Mar 19 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and commented:

    Just what you'd expect from Orwell. Honest, self-deprecating, a great read.

  5. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson
  6. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 by William Slim
  7. On Mar 19 David (USA) read The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman
  8. On Mar 19 David (USA) read To Lose a Battle: France 1940 by Alistair Horne
  9. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Street Without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina by Bernard B. Fall
  10. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard Fall
  11. On Mar 19 David (USA) read The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  12. On Mar 19 David (USA) read American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White
  13. On Feb 22 colleen (USA) read Storm of Steel by Ernst J√ľnger
  14. On Feb 18 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare by Robert M. Citino and commented:

    I like the approach this book takes - examining a certain aspect of various campaigns. I've found that technique to be helpful in technical matters, i.e., seeing how 4-5 different API clients handle authentication. Interesting material, good stuff.

  15. On Feb 17 Tom Copeland (USCG) read A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass and commented:

    Contains interesting bits about his concept of "sovereign obligations". Reminded me a bit of Connectography when it discussed weakening of national borders especially with regarding to Internet-based crime.

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