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From our Chief of Staff: The CSAF 2010 Reading List



The 2010 Chief of Staff reading list will provide Airmen of all ranks a guide to further their education and expertise. The professional reading list enhances warrior ethos, and is divided into three areas: "Mission, Doctrine and Profession" focusing on leadership and the Air Force mission; "Our Nation and World" highlighing current events that have a lasting effect on military strategy; and "Military History," recalling lessons that could be applied today.

Military History

  • A History of Air Warfare - by John A. Olsen
  • MacArthurs's Airman General George C. Kenney and the War in the Southwest Pacific - by Thomas E. Griffith
  • A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon - by Neil Sheehan
  • Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift June 1948 - May 1949 - by Richard Reeves
  • Lemay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis Lemay - by Warren Kozak

Mission, Doctrine, Profession

  • The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One - by David Kilcullen
  • Wired for War The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century - by P.W. Singer
  • Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar - by Martin C. Libicki
  • On Nuclear Terrorism - by Michael Levi

Our Nation and World

  • In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan - by Seth Jones
  • Seven Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century - by Andrew Krepinevich
  • Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs - by Ray Takeyh
  • Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India, and Japan will Shape our Next Decade - by Bill Emmott