The February 2014 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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Strategic Thought

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

Book cover for One Second After

Book cover for Thinking Beyond the Unthinkable: Harnessing Doom from the Cold War to the Age of Terror

Book cover for The Future of Power

Book cover for Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace

Book cover for The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Book cover for On China

Strategic Deterrence/Nuclear Operations

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

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

Book cover for Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age

Space Operations

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

Book cover for Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

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

Cyberspace Operations

Book cover for Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld

Book cover for China's Cyberwarfare Capability

Synchronization and Support

Book cover for American Missile Defense: A Guide to the Issues

Book cover for Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems

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

Book cover for Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach

Book cover for Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy

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

Book cover for Stormjammers: The Extraordinary Story of Electronic Warfare Operations in the Gulf War


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

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

Book cover for A Cold War Legacy: A Tribute to Strategic Air Command, 1946-1992