The June 2004 revision of the U.S. Army War College Library reading list

(source) The U.S. Army War College Library Suggested Military Reading List consists of contemporary books published from 2001 to the present. These books deal with topics of interest to the Army War College students and are of special value in their specific subject area.

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Book cover for Asymmetrical Warfare: Today's Challenge to U.S. Military Power

Book cover for The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power

Book cover for Non-state Threats and Future Wars

Book cover for Falcon Brigade: Combat and Command in Somalia and Haiti

Book cover for Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Book cover for Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

Book cover for Waging War Without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict

Book cover for Military Strategy: Principles, Practices, and Historical Perspectives

Book cover for The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military

Book cover for The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons

Book cover for Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Defending the U.S. Homeland

Book cover for Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

Book cover for America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq

Book cover for The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

Book cover for Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I

Book cover for Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security

Book cover for Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War

Book cover for The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

Book cover for Surprise, Security, and the American Experience

Book cover for Why The North Won The Vietnam War

Book cover for The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940

Book cover for Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

Book cover for Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age

Book cover for Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought

Book cover for The Invention of Peace: Reflections on War and International Order

Book cover for Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations

Book cover for Intelligence in War: The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy

Book cover for The Iraq War: The Military Offensive, from Victory in 21 Days to the Insurgent Aftermath

Book cover for The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050

Book cover for Leadership: The Warrior's Art

Book cover for No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Book cover for What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

Book cover for Victory On The Potomac: The Goldwater-Nichols Act Unifies The Pentagon

Book cover for Transformation Under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights

Book cover for Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

Book cover for The Iraq War: A Military History

Book cover for Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics

Book cover for U.S. Army Special Warfare: Its Origins

Book cover for Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms

Book cover for Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace

Book cover for Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World

Book cover for Making War, Thinking History: Munich, Vietnam, and Presidential Uses of Force from Korea to Kosovo

Book cover for Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military

Book cover for Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry

Book cover for Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond--Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security

Book cover for The Path to Victory: America's Army and the Revolution in Human Affairs

Book cover for Plan of Attack:  The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq