Books about geopolitics

These are books that I found valuable and have written about.  These are not really reviews, but enough to perhaps catch your interest.  They also include links to reviews.

Book recommendations

  1. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.
  2. If We Can Keep It: A National Security Manifesto for the Next Administration by Chet Richards.
  3. Closing of the American Mind by Martin Van Creveld.
  4. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.
  5. Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom.
  6. The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch.
  7. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden.
  8. We Were Soldiers Once…and Young: Ia Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam.
  9. The Changing Face of War: Combat from the Marne to Iraq by Martin van Creveld — one of the major books about 4GW.
  10. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived.

Book reviews

  1. Generals read Ender’s Game” and see their vision of the future Marine Corps,
  2. The little-known dark side of Ender’s Game.
  3. America’s Defense Meltdown.
  4. The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
  5. Why Americans should love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – we live there.
  6. Martin van Creveld explains the essence of Airpower Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
  7. Bing West tells us about Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan.
  8. A Recipe for Change – a review of “Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation”.
  9. What Goes Around Comes Around”, a review by Thomas X. Hammes of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula (1964).
  10. The Last Valley – Dien Bien Phu, the battle the doomed the French Empire and led American into Vietnam (2004).
  11. Invasion 1940: Did the Battle of Britain Alone Stop Hitler? (2005).
  12. Bleak news, but vital for us to understand: American Morlocks: Another Civilian Massacre and the Savagery of Our Soldiers — by Nima Shirazi.
  13. “COIN of the Realm” – reviewing one of the books driving our strategy in the Long War.
  14. The Robot Revolution arrives, and the world changes — About Race Against the Marchine by Brynjolfsson and Mcafee.
  15. Does exporting democracy fan the flames of hatred around the world? — review of World on Fire: How Exporting Free-Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability by Amy Chua.
  16. Rome speaks to us. Their example can inspire us to avoid their fate. — review of Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterlingj.
  17. Looking back at how our folly and ignorance fanned the flames in Iraq — review of COBRA II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Cordon and Bernard E. Trainor.
  18. The Rough Math of Surrogate Warfare, today as it was in 1805 —  review of The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks.
  19. Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book! — Review of The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats became useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.
  20. The Myth of Grand Strategy by Thomas Barnett
  21. Andrew Cockburn’s Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

Here is a list of information sources and books I have found useful:  You might find these info sources useful — I do!

Here are archives of online articles by some major writers about 4GW:

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