CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY READING LIST

No date was provided with this list. It was prepared from the web on October 22, 2002. The header for the list reads as follows: "As leaders of the Armed Forces progress in their development, they should expand their horizons to encompass familiarity with other Services and develop an informed perspective on joint warfare. The following readings complement and do not replace the professional reading lists developed by each service." The list is divided into sections entitled Joimt and Combined Operations, Classics on Diplomacy and Force, National Security Strategy, and National Resources Strategy.

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Joint and Combined Operations

C. Kenneth Allard Command, Control, and the Common Defense. 1990
Thomas B. Buell The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. 1987
Dwight D. Eisenhower Crusade in Europe. 1990
Bernard F. Fall Street Without Joy. 1972
Michael I. Handel, ed. Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World war. 1987
Max Hastings The Korean War. 1988
Robert Erwin Johnson Guardians of the Sea: History of the U.S. Guard 1915 to Present. 1987
Ephraim Kam Surprise Attack: The Victim's Perspective. 1988
John Keegan The Face of Battle. 1983
Eric Larrabee Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War. 1988
Kenneth N. Luongo & Thomas Wander, eds. The Search for Security in Soace. 1989
Alan Moorehead Galipoli. 1985
Sir William Slim Defeat Into Victory. 1956
Harry G. Summers, Jr. On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War. 1984
Arthur Tedder With Prejudice. 1966
Russell F. Weigley The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy. 1977

Classics on Diplomacy and Force

Carl von Clausewitz (Edited and Translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret) On War. 1984
Giulio Douhet The Command of the Air. 1972
Niccolo Machiavelli (Translated by Peter E. Bondanella & Mark Musa) The Prince. 1984
Alfred Thayer Mahan The Influence of Sea Power on History: 1660-1783
Sun Tzu (Translated with an Introduction by Samuel B. Griffith)  The Art of War. 1963

National Security Strategy

Michael Howard, ed. The Theory and Practice of War. 1975
Fred Charles Ikle Every War Must End. 1971
Richard E. Neustadt 7 Ernest R. May Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers. 1986
Peter Paret, ed. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. 1986

National Resources Strategy

Henry E. Eccles Logistics in the National Defense. 1981
Jacques S. Gansler Affording Defense. 1991
Robert Gilpin The Political Economy of International Relations. 1987
Martin Van Creveld Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. 1977

 
 
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