The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeiha

Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare by Colin S. Gray

The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force by Eliot A. Cohen

Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare from Stalingrad to Iraq by Louis A. DiMarco

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khann

The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective by Hew Strachan

The Future Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action by Matthew Burrow

The Future of Land Warfare by Michael E. O’Hanlo

The Future of Power by Joseph S. Nye J

Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post–Cold War Order by Hal Brand

No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn by Charles A. Kupcha

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen

The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharm

Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power by Zbigniew Brzezinsk

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World by Ian Bremme

The World America Made by Robert Kaga

A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass

World Order by Henry Kissinger


Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism by David Kilculle

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyde

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe by George Friedman

Hirohito’s War: The Pacific War, 1941–1945 by Francis Pike

Milestones by Sayyid Qutb

The Next Great War? The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict by Richard N. Rosecrance and Steven E. Miller, eds

The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power by Jakub J. Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell


The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1945 by Ian W. Toll

Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917–1945 by David E. Johnson

Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945 by Max Hasting

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942 by Ian W. Tol

A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War by Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943 by Robert M. Citino


American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Rick

Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century by Alistair Horn

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service by Robert M. Gates

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley McChrystal

William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life by James Lee McDonough


The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War by Donald J. Stoke

Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory by James M. Dubi

Reconsidering the American Way of War: U.S. Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan by Antulio J. Echevarria II

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy by Barry Pose

Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman



Hit the Target by Bill Yenne 

The Air Force Way of War by Brian D. Laslie 

Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaji; Anthony G. Greenwald

The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner 

It Worked for Me by Colin Powell 

Risk Intelligence by Dylan Evans

The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants 

Putinism by Walter Laqueur 

At All Costs by Matt Proietti 

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek 

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 


We also had 2 books requested from the CIA reading list. 

Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

Books for Troops