cynic2 has read:
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by 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 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 Village by
The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by and commented:
A very detailed and interesting description of small operations easily forgotten or overshadowed by the wars that followed.
The Prince by
On War by
Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad by 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.
Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments by and commented:
Good ideas and interesting concepts but generally very repetitive and could use more details and connection to current capabilities.
The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War Against al Qaeda by and commented:
A truely fascinating personal account from the personnel on the ground where organizational flaws, policies, quick fixes and the enemy meet.
Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by and commented:
It is a good starting guide but generally points to the obvious of reading comprehension everybody should have learned in highschool.