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.
Mission, Doctrine and 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 the World
In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan - by Seth Jones
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
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
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.