The June 2010 revision of the U. S. Strategic Command reading list

(source) Professional development is essential to the successful execution of our mission - to provide global security for America. One key component to professional development is reading and critically thinking about military issues, history, and leadership. I (Gen Chilton, USAF) am pleased to announce the following selections for my 2010 Commander's Professional Reading List. It is my intent that this list will serve as a guide for all STRATCOM military and civilian personnel to enhance their professional knowledge.

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Book cover for A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

Book cover for Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey

Book cover for Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

Book cover for Biohazard

Book cover for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy

Book cover for Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century

Book cover for Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb

Book cover for Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet

Book cover for Gallipoli

Book cover for Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Captain Eugene Fluckey

Book cover for How the Internet Works

Book cover for Information Operations: Warfare and the Hard Reality of Soft Power

Book cover for Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld

Book cover for Islam: A Short History

Book cover for LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay

Book cover for Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III, A War Game Scenario

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


Book cover for The Great American Gamble: Deterrence Theory and Practice from the Cold War to the Twenty-First Century

Book cover for The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

Book cover for The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age

Book cover for The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Book cover for The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation

Book cover for The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916

Book cover for Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

Book cover for Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond