CENTCOM list posted!

R091545ZJUN18: Gen Votel's CENTCOM reading list posted! A short list, but some new selections in the "Understanding the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility" section. 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 Jun 12 Seth Martell read Strategy by B. H. Liddell Hart
  2. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
  3. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  4. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore
  5. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read Scipio Africanus: Rome's Greatest General by Richard A. Gabriel
  6. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman
  7. On Jun 12 Seth Martell read The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  8. On Jun 11 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan and commented:

    Good tour of the region and the different cultures and economic landscapes. Interesting points about "area denial" regarding the South China Sea.

  9. On Jun 10 David (USA) read The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
  10. On May 17 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Forever War by Joe Haldeman and commented:

    Quick read, classic sci-fi.

  11. On May 12 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo
  12. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 by William Slim
  13. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read The First World War by Hew Strachan
  14. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read The Second World War by John Keegan
  15. On May 01 colleen (USA) read The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It by Tony Wagner
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