Friday, May 4, 2012

CJCS Reading List

General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has released the 18th Chairman's Reading List. As noted on his site, the list is "constructed to support the renewal of our commitment to our Profession of Arms and the development of Joint Force 2020. The books selected capture the values and ethos of our military profession; promote innovative thinking to prepare for the operational realities of an uncertain future; and provide insights into the foundations of our service cultures."

§A Message to Garcia
Elbert Hubbard

§ The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It
Joshua Cooper Ramo

§ Art of War
Sun Tzu

§ The Art of War
Antoine Henri Jomini

§ The Block Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

§ Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Robert Coram

§ Command of the Air
Giulio Douhet

§ George Washington and the American Military Tradition
Don Higginbotham

§ The Influence of Sea Power On History
Alfred Thayer Mahan

§ Maritime Strategy
Julian S. Corbett

§ Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
Robert D. Kaplan

§ On War
Carl von Clausewitz

§ Once an Eagle
Anton Myrer

§ Soldier and the State
Samuel P. Huntington

§ The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom

§ Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek

§ Twentieth Century American Biography Series: George C.Marshall
Mark A. Stoler

§ 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century
Andrew F. Krepinevich