The January 2016 revision of the U. S. Army G-2 reading list

(source) In the pages of history lie many lessons that can help us better understand our a Soldier, as a an American. As General James Mattis notes, “Ultimately, a real understanding of history means that we face nothing new under the sun.” Our education as Soldiers and civilians in service to our nation lies on several pillars; what we learn in the Institutional Army, the Operational Army, and perhaps most importantly, our own personal self- development. ADRP 6-22 states, “Lifelong learning involves study and reflection to acquire new knowledge and to learn how to apply it when needed.” From my three decades in the Army I’ve come to learn maneuver commanders speak two languages: doctrine and history. There is too much at stake for Military Intelligence professionals to lack in preparedness and not be able to communicate with commanders and our civilian leaders. We compiled the enclosed list of books based on feedback from our Army G-2 team. Our selections not only illuminate lessons from history and from today, the selections look to the future to help us begin to understand the operational environment that is and will emerge over the coming decades...enjoy

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Professional Development

Book cover for Argumentation and Critical Decision Making (8th Edition)

Book cover for Argumentation And Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making,11th Edition

Book cover for The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm

Book cover for The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

Book cover for Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument

Book cover for Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Book cover for The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies

Book cover for Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Book cover for Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Book cover for Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Book cover for Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy

Book cover for The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

Book cover for Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship

Book cover for Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information

Book cover for Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld

Book cover for The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success (Business Skills and Development)

Book cover for Jack: Straight from the Gut

Book cover for The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)

Book cover for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Book cover for Legacy

Book cover for Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

Book cover for A Message to Garcia

Book cover for The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

Book cover for Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership

Book cover for Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest (MIT Press)

Book cover for On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

Book cover for Once An Eagle

Book cover for Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information

Book cover for Outliers: The Story of Success

Book cover for QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life

Book cover for Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Book cover for The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't

Book cover for The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

Book cover for The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Book cover for Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Book cover for Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Book cover for Thinking, Fast and Slow

Book cover for WAR

Book cover for We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

History and Heritage

Book cover for The 13th Valley

Book cover for 1776

Book cover for The Aeneid

Book cover for America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Book cover for The Art Of War

Book cover for Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Book cover for Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

Book cover for The Centurions

Book cover for Combat Ready?: The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War

Book cover for Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

Book cover for G-2: Intelligence for Patton

Book cover for Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Book cover for The Guns of August

Book cover for The Killer Angels: A Novel

Book cover for The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Book cover for The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Book cover for Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

Book cover for Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq

Book cover for The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

Book cover for Red Badge Of Courage: An Episode Of The American Civil War

Book cover for A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Book cover for This Kind of War

Book cover for Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Book cover for War Letters. Extraordinary Correspondence From American Wars

Book cover for Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

Book cover for We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

Book cover for With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Global Analysis

Book cover for 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century

Book cover for The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

Book cover for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Book cover for The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It

Book cover for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Book cover for China in Ten Words

Book cover for China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

Book cover for The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

Book cover for Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

Book cover for Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity--What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves

Book cover for Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945

Book cover for Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Book cover for Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Book cover for How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor

Book cover for The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Book cover for The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Book cover for The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

Book cover for The Next War

Book cover for Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End

Book cover for Rethinking the Principles of War

Book cover for The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Book cover for A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today

Book cover for Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalisms around the World

Book cover for Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers

Book cover for Thunder Out of China

Book cover for The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

Book cover for The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Book cover for The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power

Book cover for Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Book cover for World Order