Defense Intelligence Agency Director's Reading List

(source) As intelligence officers, our most critical asset is our mind. Self-study increases our speed, creativity, and confidence. Without self-study, our expertise is limited to our direct experiences. Reading vastly multiplies our experiences in life—as parents, as friends, as spouses, and as leaders. By reading, we can learn from the experiences of an immeasurable number of people. And, hopefully, our reading allows us to learn from the mistakes of others, before we make those mistakes ourselves. Old ideas give us new ideas. History really does teach us something. It inspires, motivates, and elevates us

This revision was published March 2018.

Leadership and Professional Development


Global Analysis