cynic2 has read:
Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy by
The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by
Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda by
Afghan Guerilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mujahideen Fighters by
Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by
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 Philippine War, 1899-1902 by
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by
Low intensity operations; subversion, insurgency, peace-keeping by
Small Wars Their Principles and Practice by
War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla in History by
Insurgency and Terrorism: From Revolution to Apocalypse by
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by
Lost in Translation: Vietnam: A Combat Advisor's Story Lost in Translation by
In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat by
The Village by
Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods by
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan by
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War by
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare from Trafalgar to Midway 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.
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by
The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam by
The Defense Of Duffer's Drift by
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by
The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century by
The Prince by
On War by
Tactical Tracking Operations: The Essential Guide For Military And Police Trackers by
On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence 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.
Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations by
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.
Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning by
Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach by
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.
Intelligence in War: The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy by
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by
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.