Army ASA list posted!

R210305ZFEB17: I've added the Army Advanced Situational Awareness reading list. This list has a ton of new material and a lot of it is pretty heavy psychology / human behavior stuff. Non-verbal communication, persuasion, etc... interesting stuff, enjoy!

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If you like military reading lists and military books, you've come to the right place. You'll find 2387 books on 90 revisions of 51 different military reading lists. Here's an overview of all the military reading lists that are available. Enjoy!

For more in-depth discussions on military reading topics

  • A strategic warfare reading list (Sean O'Connor's blog)
    An interesting collection from a Jane's specialist on strategic warfare and air defense. Not surprisingly, it includes a few books by Richard Rhodes. The comments on the post have a few interesting papers also.
  • Combat Shooting and Tactics is a LE training outfit in Texas. Their reading list features a couple of books by Dave Grossman, as well as some other classics. "Equal or Greater Force" by Kit Cessna is a new one to me; looks interesting!
  • Mountain Tactical reading list (Mountain Tactical)
    Mountain Tactical is Rob Shaul's training outfit and his reading list has a bunch of good suggestions. Many of his military history selections (The Savage Wars of Peace among them) show up on lists here. The "performance psychology" list has some interesting entries too. A solid selection all around!

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  1. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy by Lowenthal M
  2. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by Morgan D. Jones
  3. On Feb 22 cynic2 read How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco
  4. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth
  5. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda by Mir Bahmanyar
  6. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Afghan Guerilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mujahideen Fighters by Ali Ahmad Jalali
  7. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan
  8. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by Rupert Smith
  9. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Small Wars Manual by United States Marine Corps.
  10. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks and commented:

    A very good read on an interesting topic. The book traces how General Marshall's influence in tge training and selection of officers lead to general officers who excelled in tactics but could not operate strategically.

  11. On Feb 22 cynic2 read American Soldier by General Tommy Franks and commented:

    Easily readable, very superficial and not very interesting as it leaves out the most intetesting and controversial topics of the Iraq invasion when Franks did not live up to expectations.

  12. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Philippine War, 1899-1902 by Brian McAllister Linn
  13. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence
  14. On Feb 22 cynic2 read The Army and Vietnam by Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.
  15. On Feb 22 cynic2 read Low intensity operations; subversion, insurgency, peace-keeping by Frank Kitson
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