NORAD list added!

R240230ZSEP16: I've added the NORAD reading list! More specifically, this is the 2007 NORAD/NORTHCOM command senior enlisted reading list. Some interesting selections - I was surprised to see The Great Influenza on there. Enjoy!

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  1. On Sep 28 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay and commented:

    IIRC, "Quartered Safe Out Here" has some counterpoints on Paul Fussell's comments.

  2. On Sep 24 colleen (USA) read Sustaining the Transformation MCRP 6-11D by U. S. Marine Corps
  3. On Sep 17 colleen (USA) read American Spartans: The U.S. Marines: A Combat History from Iwo Jima to Iraq by James A. Warren
  4. On Sep 15 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander by Gary Berntsen and commented:

    Good stuff. Kind of heavy with the redacted sections, but that's a point he's trying to make. I like the opening anecdote when he talks about his first day in USAF boot camp and how he realized "whoa, I've been wasting my life."

  5. On Sep 11 Tom Copeland (USCG) read War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet by Eric Margolis and commented:

    An interesting mix of boots-on-the-ground war journalism and geopolitical discussions. The bits about the Kashmir conflict were all new to me.

    This book was written in 2000; I think some of his predictions have not quite played out. For example he suggests that in the US the federal government will get weaker and the states will get stronger. I think the opposite has happened.

  6. On Sep 06 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile and commented:

    A profane but lively story. The comparisons to Harry Flashman are a nice touch.

  7. On Aug 29 colleen (USA) read How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle by Gideon Rose
  8. On Aug 25 colleen (USA) read Battle Leadership by Adolf Von Schell
  9. On Aug 25 colleen (USA) read No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah by Bing West
  10. On Aug 25 colleen (USA) read Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War against the Taliban by Stephen Tanner
  11. On Aug 25 kcholbert (USAF) read Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI by Charles W. Hoge M.D.
  12. On Aug 24 kcholbert (USAF) read No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah by Bing West
  13. On Aug 24 kcholbert (USAF) read The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost by The Russian General Staff
  14. On Aug 24 kcholbert (USAF) read The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War by Ali Ahmad Jalali
  15. On Aug 24 kcholbert (USAF) read Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq by David J. Danelo
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