U.S. Pacific Command Reading List

(source) The Commander USPACOM Reading List offers a selection of books that provide historical context and insight to the Commander's five strategic focus areas: Allies and Partners, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), India, and Transnational Threats. An excellent history of Hawaii is also included. This professional reading list will enhance readers' understanding of and appreciation for key countries and issues in the USPACOM area of responsibility.

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Book cover for The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

Book cover for The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

Book cover for The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future

Book cover for Cyber Dragon: Inside China's Information Warfare and Cyber Operations

Book cover for By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (A Nancy Bernkopf Tucker and Warren I. Cohen Book on American–East Asian Relations)

Book cover for Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Book cover for Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965

Book cover for Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite

Book cover for The Cactus Air Force

Book cover for Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

Book cover for Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

Book cover for The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

Book cover for The Forever War

Book cover for Woman on the Other Shore: A Novel

Book cover for Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Book cover for Anil's Ghost: A Novel

Book cover for Green Island: A Novel

Book cover for The Ginseng Hunter