cynic2 has read:

Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy by Lowenthal M

The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by Morgan D. Jones

How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth

Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda by Mir Bahmanyar

Afghan Guerilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mujahideen Fighters by Ali Ahmad Jalali

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan

The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by Rupert Smith

Small Wars Manual by United States Marine Corps.

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks and commented:

A very good read on an interesting topic. The book traces how General Marshall's influence in tge training and selection of officers lead to general officers who excelled in tactics but could not operate strategically.

American Soldier by General Tommy Franks and commented:

Easily readable, very superficial and not very interesting as it leaves out the most intetesting and controversial topics of the Iraq invasion when Franks did not live up to expectations.

The Philippine War, 1899-1902 by Brian McAllister Linn

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence

The Army and Vietnam by Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.

Low intensity operations; subversion, insurgency, peace-keeping by Frank Kitson

Small Wars Their Principles and Practice by Colonel C.E. Callwell

War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla in History by Robert B Asprey

Insurgency and Terrorism: From Revolution to Apocalypse by Bard E. O'Neill

Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by John A. Nagl

Lost in Translation: Vietnam: A Combat Advisor's Story Lost in Translation by Martin J. Dockery

In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat by Rick Atkinson

The Village by Bing West

Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods by H. John Poole

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan by Lester W. Grau

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War by Ali Ahmad Jalali

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden

Infantry Attacks by Marshall Erwin Rommel

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by Sgt. David Bellavia

Face of Battle by John Keegan

The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare from Trafalgar to Midway by John Keegan

The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot and commented:

A very detailed and interesting description of small operations easily forgotten or overshadowed by the wars that followed.

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen

Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford

We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore

This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach

The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam by Martin Windrow

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

The Defense Of Duffer's Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel C. Fick

The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century by Colonel Thomas X. Hammes USMC

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

On Guerrilla Warfare by Mao Tse-Tung

On War by Carl von Clausewitz

Lions of Kandahar by Rusty Bradley

Tactical Tracking Operations: The Essential Guide For Military And Police Trackers by David Scott-Donelan

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Dave Grossman

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker

Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad by Steven K. O'Hern and commented:

Although interesting it was obvious important background information was missing due to omission or classification and the book was less about lessons than description of interorganizational friction. There was hardly a description of tactics and techniques used but lots of complaining every other organization did not know what they were doing.

Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations by Roger Z. George

Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments by Wayne Michael Hall and commented:

Good ideas and interesting concepts but generally very repetitive and could use more details and connection to current capabilities.

Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning by Cynthia M. Grabo

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach by Robert M. Clark

The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War Against al Qaeda by Chris Mackey and commented:

A truely fascinating personal account from the personnel on the ground where organizational flaws, policies, quick fixes and the enemy meet.

Intelligence in War: The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy by John Keegan

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer Jr.

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by M. Neil Browne and commented:

It is a good starting guide but generally points to the obvious of reading comprehension everybody should have learned in highschool.