Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Reading List


  1. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
  2. The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman
  3. Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet
  4. George Washington and the American Military Tradition (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures Ser.) by Don Higginbotham
  5. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (Classic Reprint) by Captain A. T. Mahan
  6. Once An Eagle: A Novel by Anton Myrer
  7. The age of the unthinkable : why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what to do about it by Joshua Cooper Ramo
  8. George C. Marshall : soldier-statesman of the American century by Mark A. Stoler
  9. On war by Carl von Clausewitz
  10. 7 deadly scenarios : a military futurist explores war in the 21st century by Andrew F. Krepinevich
  11. The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Taleb
  12. The art of war by Sun-tzu,
  13. The art of war by baron de Antoine Henri Jomini
  14. Monsoon : the Indian Ocean and the future of American power by Robert D. Kaplan
  15. The soldier and the state: the theory and politics of civil-military relations by Samuel P . Huntington
  16. Start with why : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action by Simon Sinek
  17. Principles of maritime strategy by Sir Julian Stafford Corbett

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