2010 CSAF Reading List

CSAF Reading List Archive

The 2010 Chief of Staff reading list provides Airmen of all ranks a guide to further their education and expertise. Professional reading continues to be vital as Airmen maintain the Air Force initiative today and prepare for the future. This year's list contains 14 books divided into three categories: leadership, strategic context and military heritage.

CSAF Reading List

Mission, Doctrine and Profession

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One - by David Kilcullen Accidental Guerrilla Cover
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 the World

In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan - by Seth Jones Guardian Book Cover

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

Military History

History of Air Warfare Book CoverA 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


General Ronald Fogleman created the CSAF Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Air Force members - officers, enlisted, and civilians - to help each of us become better, more effective advocates of air and space power. General Michael Ryan and now General John Jumper have wholeheartedly embraced and continued the Professional Reading Program.