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  1. Required readings are marked as Essential

  2. Week 1: The American Way of War, Introduction and 18th and 19th centuries 20 items
    1. Overview 4 items
    2. Revolution 7 items
    3. Civil War 9 items
      1. There are two short articles which follow the above: a counterargument by Stoker and a response by Dawson.

      2. Abraham Lincoln, John Pope, and the Origins of Total War. - Daniel E. Sutherland 1992

        Article  Also relevant to debate on Total War

  3. Week 2: The First World War - Getting In and Getting Out 6 items
    1. US Public Opinion 1914, Wilson and the outbreak/purpose of War 3 items
    2. American Military Policy during the First World War 2 items
    3. Wilson and the League of Nations 1 item
  4. Week 3: The Second World War: Air Power and Strategic Bombing 12 items
    1. American Military Ethics in World War II: An Exchange - Alfred C. Mierzejewski, Kenneth P. Werrell, Ronald Schaffer 1981


    2. NB: Luke Middup will be teaching this week in 2018. And would like the students to read:

    3. Battle at sea: from man-of-war to submarine - John Keegan 2004

      Book  Read chapter 4. Note that this book was originally published: as The price of admiralty. London: Hutchinson, 1988.

  5. Week 4: The Second World War in the Pacific 9 items
  6. Week 5: The Early Cold War 10 items
    1. Overview 3 items
    2. Fighting the Korean War 2 items
    3. US Nuclear Strategy in the Korean War 5 items
      1. The MacArthur Plan - Edgar O'Ballance 1965


  7. Week 6: The Vietnam War 18 items
    1. Air Power in Vietnam 3 items
    2. Counterinsurgency 4 items
    3. Public Opinion and Congress 1 item
    4. New Technology in Vietnam 1 item
    5. US Nuclear Strategy and the Vietnam War: 1 item
    6. How US Military Doctrine changed after the Vietnam War [Also relevant to seminar on End of the Cold War/First Gulf War]: 1 item
    7.  N.B. Luke Middup will be teaching this week in 2018 and asks the class to read the following:

    8. Lessons in disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the path to war in Vietnam - Gordon M. Goldstein 2009

      Book  At a minimum, please read chapters 2 and 3.

    9. The best and the brightest - David Halberstam 1974

      Book  Please read the whole of the book.

    10. The American Presidency Project

      Website  Please consult Lyndon Johnson's State of the Union addresses from 1965 to 1968.

    11. No peace, no honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and betrayal in Vietnam - Larry Berman 2001

      Book  Please read chapters 2 and 3.

  8. Week 7: Reagan and the End of the Cold War 8 items
    1. Who Won the Cold War? - Daniel Deudney, G. John Ikenberry 22/1992

      Article Essential

    2. Reagan's Critics - Stephen F. Knott 1996


  9. Week 8: American War in the 1990s 8 items
    1. First Gulf War 3 items
    2. Kosovo/Somalia and Air Power Debate after the First Gulf War 5 items
      1. The True Worth of Air Power - Robert A. Pape 2004

        Article Essential

  10. Week 9: 9/11, the Global War on Terror, Conventional 10 items
    1. Overview 4 items
      1. The Neoconservative Moment - Francis Fukuyama 2004

        Article Essential

      2. The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P. Huntington 1993

        Article Essential

      3. 9/11 and American Foreign Policy* - Melvyn P. Leffler 2005

        Article Essential

      4. The Neocons vs. The Realists - Joshua Muravchik, Stephen M. Walt 2008

        Article Essential

    2. Afghanistan and Iraq 6 items
  11. Week 10. The Global War on Terror, Unconventional 13 items
    1. 9/11 and Intelligence 3 items
    2. The War on Terror: Reconceptualising Strategy 10 items
      1. The Rise and Fall Of Air Power - Martin Van Creveld 06/2011

        Article Essential

      2. The Renaissance of Air Power - Alexander McKenzie 06/2012

        Article Essential

  12. Week 11: The Future of the American Way of War 11 items
    1. Overview 1 item
      1. America’s Security Deficit - David Ochmanek, Andrew R. Hoehn, James T. Quinlivan, Seth G. Jones


    2. The War on Terror – Future reflections during the Obama Administration: 2 items
      1. The End of Pax Americana - Steven Simon, Jonathan Stevenson

        Journal Essential

    3. Libya Intervention: 3 items
      1. Does Libya Represent a New Wilsonism? - Leslie H. Gelb, Patrick J. Buchanan, Marc Lynch, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ray Takeyh 2012


      2. Humanitarian Intervention Comes of Age - Lessons from Somalia to Libya - Western, J.; Goldstein, J. S. 2011

        Article  Also relevant to End Cold War/First Gulf War seminar

    4. Drone Warfare: 1 item
    5. Space and Cyber security/warfare: 3 items
    6. Privatisation of war: 1 item
  13. Consolidated Reading List:


    This serves as a starting point for your research. Feel free to use other works as well.

  14. The American War of War 8 items
    1. Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the twenty-first century

      Muehlbauer, Matthew S., and Ulbrich, David J.

      New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.

    2. The Echo of Battle: the Army's Way of War - Brian McAllister Linn 2007


  15. Works on the Development of American Warfare across History 17 items
    1. Origins of the Warfare State: World War II and the Transformation of American Politics

      Boggs, Carl.

      New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2017. [Relevant to WW2 and thereafter.]

    2. Unmanned systems of World Wars I and II

      Everett, H. R.

      Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: The MIT Press, 2015.

    3. Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain - Katherine C. Epstein 2014

      Book  Relevant to evolution of technology up to WW1, and as one possible explanation of the origins of what President Eisenhower identified as the Cold War Military-industrial Complex

    4. House Of War: The Pentagon And The Disastrous Rise Of American Power

      Carroll, James.

      Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.

    5. The Powers of War and Peace: the Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 - John Yoo 2005 (electronic book)

      Book  Relevant from Korean War to War on Terror

    6. American Adventurism Abroad: 30 Invasions, Interventions And Regime Changes Since World War II

      Sullivan, Michael J., III

      Westport, Conn.; London: Praeger, 2004.

    7. Power in the Global Information Age: From Realism to Globalization - Joseph S. Nye 2004

      Book  Collection of Nye's essays on theory written in the four decades preceding the Iraq War, up to and including Post-Cold War World and early stages of The War on Terror.

    8. Military Enterprise and Technological Change: Perspectives on the American Experience - Merritt Roe Smith 1985

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. An older but nonetheless interesting collection of essays examining the impact of the American Military on technological change across history, from the rise of modern management in the US Engineering Corps during the 1850s to the postwar invention of the transistor.

  16. The American Revolution 7 items
    1. The American Revolution, 1760-1790: New Nation as New Empire

      York, Neil L.

      New York, N.Y.: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

    2. The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence

      Willis, Sam.

      London: Atlantic Books, 2015.

    3. American War of Independence

      Herrera, Ricardo A.

      New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

    4. The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society

      Ward, Harry M.       

      London: UCL Press, 1999.

  17. Early American Warfare 13 items
    1. The Vistas of American Military History 1800-1898

      Reid, Brian Holden, and Dawson, Joseph G., III (eds)

      London: Routledge, 2007.

      [Relevant to how the US army learned during this period.]

    2. The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814 - John Grenier 2005

      Book  Relevant to the American Way of War overall

    3. Barbary Wars 1 item
      [See also Max Boot's 2002 book listed above.
      1. Dawn like Thunder: The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the US Navy

        Tucker, Glenn.

        Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.

    4. War of 1812 2 items
      1. The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812

        Hickey, Donald R., and Clark, Connie D.

        New York, N. Y.: Routledge, 2016.

    5. American Indian Wars 4 items
      Other books in the post-Civil War section on 'The American West' are also relevant to this topic.
      1. "Times are altered with us": American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic

        Carpenter, Roger M.

        Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.

      2. American Indian Wars

        Wooster, Robert.

        New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

    6. Mexican War 4 items
      More available in works from other sections.
      1. Wars of Mexico and the United States, 1836-1848

        Haynes, Sam.

        New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

      2. Missionaries of Republicanism: a Religious History of the Mexican-American War - John C. Pinheiro, Oxford University Press 2014 (electronic book)


      3. To the Halls of the Montezumas: the Mexican War in the American Imagination - Robert Walter Johannsen 1985 (electronic book)

        Book  Also relevant to images/presentation of war.

      4. Reluctant Imperialists: Calhoun, the South Carolinians, and the Mexican War

        Lander, Ernest McPherson, Jr.

        Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1979.

  18. The American Civil War 31 items
    Some of these works on the American Civil War and Antebellum period also contain useful discussions of the Mexican-American War.
    1. The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War 2016 (electronic book)

      Book  Less directly focused on American or military history, but puts aspects of the War into Global History context.

    2. War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

      McPherson, James M.

      Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

    3. The American Civil War: A Military History

      Keegan, John.

      London: Vintage, 2010, c2009.

    4. North and the Civil War 4 items
      1. Lincoln and his Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War

        Symonds, Craig L.

        Oxford University Press, USA, 2008.

      2. How the North Won: a Military History of the Civil War - Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones, Jerry A. Vanderlinde 1991


    5. South and the Civil War 4 items
      1. Robert E. Lee: Icon for a Nation - Brian Holden Reid, Julian Thompson 2007


      2. The Confederate War: How Popular Will, Nationalism, And Military Strategy Could Not Stave Off Defeat

        Gallagher, Gary W.

        Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, c1997 (1999 [printing])

      3. Why the Confederacy Lost - James M. McPherson 1992


    6. Total War and other Civil War Works 7 items
      1. The American Civil War, 1861-1865

        Mitchell, Reid.

        Harlow, England; New York: Longman, 2001.

      2. The American Civil War and the Wars of the Industrial Revolution

        Reid, Brian Holden.

        London: Cassell, 1999.

      3. The American Civil War: the Emergence of Total Warfare - Robert A. Doughty, Ira D. Gruber 1996


      4. Battle Cry of Freedom: the Civil War Era - James M. McPherson 1988

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Regarded as a seminal work. Also relevant to the Mexican War and other earlier wars.

    7. American Military: Post-Civil War to World War One 5 items
      The American West. The focus of this section is on American-Indian Wars, so some of these works are also of relevance to/discuss earlier conflicts.
      1. The Military Conquest of the Prairie: Native American resistance, evasion and survival, 1865-1890

        Peterson, Tore T.

        Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2016.

      2. Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian wars, and the Quest for equality

        Leonard, Elizabeth D.

        New York, NY; London: W.W. Norton, c2010.

      3. The Conquest of the American West

        Selby, John.

        Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2003

      4. The Indian Frontier, 1846-1890 - Robert Marshall Utley 2003 (electronic book)


      5. Crossing the Deadly Ground: United States Army Tactics, 1865-1899

        Jamieson, Perry D.

        Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994. [Relevant more to US Army learning.]

    8. Spanish-American War 4 items
      1. Uncle Sam's Little Wars: The Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and Boxer Rebellion, 1898-1902

        Langellier, John P.

        Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2002. [Also relevant to Philippine War/others.]

      2. Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars

        Hoganson, Kristin L.

        New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 1998.

      3. The Spanish-American War: Conflict in the Caribbean and the Pacific, 1895-1902

        Smith, Joseph.

        London; New York: Longman, 1994.

    9. Philippine War 3 items
      1. The Philippine War, 1899-1902 - Brian McAllister Linn 2000


  19. The First World War 9 items
    1. The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War - Hew Strachan 1998

      Book  Particularly Chapter 18 on American Entry and sections from chapters thereafter.

    2. The Will To Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, And America's Strategy For Peace And Security

      Kennedy, Ross A.

      Kent, O.: Kent State University Press, c2009.

    3. The AEF way of war: the American army and combat in World War I - Mark E. Grotelueschen c2010

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    4. Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and his legacy in American foreign relations - Lloyd E. Ambrosius 2002

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    5. Intervention!: the United States and the Mexican Revolution, 1913-17 - John S. D. Eisenhower 1995

      Book  Provides a view of the parallel military events of the US-Mexican conflict during WW1.

  20. The Second World War 24 items
    World War Two as a whole (or overarching parts of)
    1. Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II

      Wilson, Mark.

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

    2. American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command led America to Victory in World War II

      Jordan, Jonathan W.

      New York, N.Y.: NAL Caliber, Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015.

    3. How the war was won: air-sea power and Allied victory in World War II - Phillips Payson O'Brien 2015

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    4. World War II: a New History - Evan Mawdsley 2009


    5. A World at Arms: a Global History of World War II - Gerhard L. Weinberg 1994

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    6. A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War - Williamson Murray, Allan Reed Millett 2000

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    7. The World Within War: America's Combat Experience In World War II

      Linderman, Gerald F.

      Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, 1999, cc1997.

      [Particular focus on the combat experience of American Soldiers]

    8. War in the Pacific 8 items
      1. The Pacific War: Clash of Empires in World War II

        Ford, Douglas.

        London: Continuum, 2012.

      2. Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

        Gillon, Steven M.

        New York, NY: Basic Books, c2011.

      3. Whirlwind: The Air War against Japan, 1942-1945

        Tillman, Barrett.      

        New York, NY; London: Simon & Schuster, c2010.

      4. The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U.S. invasion planning, and the A-Bomb decision

        MacEachin, Douglas J.

        Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1998.

      5. From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1941-1945

        Dockrill, Saki. (ed)

        New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. [Collection of essays based on papers given at the Conference on 'The Pacific War: a Reappraisal after Fifty Years' held at the Imperial War Museum, London, 5th-6th December, 1991.]


      6. Pearl Harbor: warning and decision - Roberta Wohlstetter 1962

        Book  Available in the Library book and as an e-book.

    9. War in Europe 5 items
      1. Why the Allies Won - R. J. Overy 1995

        Book  Examines the War as a whole, but has a particular focus on Europe.

      2. Pre-Invasion Bombing Strategy: General Eisenhower's Decision Of March 25, 1944

        Rostow, W. W. (Walt Whitman) [US Adviser on Strategic Bombing during Vietnam War]

        Aldershot: Gower, 1981.

      3. The Air War, 1939-1945 - R. J. Overy 2005


  21. The Cold War 31 items
    Sorted primarily by period (Early/Late), some works crossing over multiple subjects - covers areas including geopolitical strategy, covert warfare, proxy wars and nuclear weapons. There is, however, a separate third section on The Cold War in the Middle East, which is also of particular relevance to later topics. Some Cold War works on the Space Race/Space Warfare are in the Future Warfare section at the end of the document.
    1. Origins and Early Years 16 items
      1. Eisenhower at the Dawn of the Space Age: Sputnik, Rockets, and Helping Hands

        Shanahan, Mark.

        Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2017.

      2. Elvis's Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield

        Linn, Brian McAllister.

        Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016. [Also relevant to transformation of the Army post-World War 2, and the Korean War]

      3. Food Power: the Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System - Bryan McDonald 2016 (electronic book)

        Book  Interesting perspective on promotion of US national security through agriculture/food in the first three decades of the Cold War.

      4. Origins of the National Security State and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman - Michael J. Devine, Truman Legacy Symposium 2015


      5. The United States, Italy and the Origins of Cold War: Waging Political Warfare, 1945-1950

        Mistry, Kaeten.

        Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

      6. The Fifty-year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War - Norman Friedman 2007

        Book  Also relevant to other aspects of the Cold War

      7. Origins of the Cold War: an International History - Melvyn P. Leffler, David S. Painter 1994


      8. Waging Peace: how Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy - Robert R. Bowie, Richard H. Immerman, Andrew J. Goodpaster 1998


      9. American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68 - Ernest R. May, National Security Council (U.S.) 1993


    2. Latter stages and End of the Cold War from Détente to Reagan 8 items
      Also relevant to preparations for First Gulf War.
      1. The President, the State and the Cold War: Comparing the Foreign Policies of Truman and Reagan - James Bilsland 2015 (electronic book)

        Book  Also relevant to other aspects of the Cold War.

      2. Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended

        Matlock, Jack F., Jr.

        New York: Random House, 2004.

      3. The Art of Maneuver: Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle - Robert R. Leonhard 1994

        Book  Chapter 5 and others also particularly relevant to evolution of US Armed Forces Strategy post-Vietnam Wat up to First Gulf War.

      4. From Cold Wars to Star Wars: Debates over Defense and Détente.

        Hulett, Louisa S.

        Lanham; London: University Press of America

    3. The Cold War in the Middle East 7 items
      1. Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 - James G. Blight, Janet M. Lang, Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne 2014


  22. The Korean War 8 items
    1. The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War.

      Matray, James I., and Boose, Donald W. Jr. (eds)

      Farnham Surrey: Ashgate Pub. Limited,2014.

      [Summary and analysis of key research issues and literature.]

    2. The Korean War: A History

      Cummings, Bruce.

      New York: Modern Library, 2011 (©2010).

  23. The Vietnam War 13 items
    1. Vietnam War

      Willbanks, James H.

      New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

      [Summary overview of issues, debates and historiography in Vietnam War Scholarship.]


    2. Rethinking the Vietnam War - John Dumbrell, Michael Cox 2012


    3. The American War: Vietnam 1960-1975

      Neale, Jonathan.

      London; Chicago: Bookmarks, 2001.

    4. The Army and Vietnam - Andrew F. Krepinevich 1988


    5. The Irony of Vietnam: the System Worked - Leslie H. Gelb, Richard K. Betts 1979

      Book  Regarded as a seminal work on the conflict.

  24. First Gulf War (Post-Vietnam/Kosovo/the Post-Cold War World 18 items
    Works dealing with the First Gulf War are increasingly engaging with both Iraq Wars, some of which will be specified here.
    1. Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War era

      Mandlebaum, Michael

      New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2016. [Also Relevant to The War On Terror.]

    2. The Influence of Public Opinion on Post-Cold War US Military Interventions - Helene Dieck 2015 (electronic book)

      Book  Also relevant to The War on Terror

    3. The Gulf: the Bush Presidencies and the Middle East - Michael F. Cairo 2012

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Also relevant to the Second Iraq War.

    4. Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War - Ryan C. Crocker 2013 (electronic book)

      Book  Also relevant to the Second Iraq War.

    5. Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War - Sarah E. Kreps 2011 (electronic book)

      Article  Also relevant to The War On Terror

    6. The Iraq Wars and America's Military Revolution - Keith L. Shimko 2010

      Book  Also relevant to the Second Iraq War and the transformation of US Armed Forces after the Vietnam War.

    7. John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power - John Andreas Olsen, Phillip S. Meilinger 2007

      Book  Also relevant to the transformation of the US Armed Forces after the Vietnam War.

    8. Air War in the Persian Gulf

      Murray, Williamson.

      Baltimore, MD: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America, 1995.

    9. Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War

      Scales, Robert H., Jr.,

      Washington, D.C.; London: Brassey's, 1997. [Official US Account – Originally published by Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1993]

    10. On Strategy II: A Critical Analysis of the Gulf War.

      Summers, Harry G. Jr.

      New York, N.Y: Dell, 1992

    11. Kosovo 1 item
      There are fewer works covering US intervention that focus solely on this topic. There are a number of articles and chapters in books, including some of the works (above and below) on the Post-Cold War World.
      1. Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond - Michael Ignatieff 2000


    12. Post-Cold War World and the Revolution in Military Affairs 4 items
      1. Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military

        Scales, Robert H., Jr.

        Lanham, Md.; Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.

      2. The Revolution in Military Affairs: Allied Perspectives

        Laird, Robbin F., and Mey, Holger H.

        Washington, D.C.: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 1999.


      3. Democracy by Force: U.S. Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World - Karin Von Hippel 2000

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Relevant to US interventions in Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia.

      4. America's Military Revolution: Strategy and Structure after the Cold War

        Odom, William E.

        Washington, D.C.: American University Press; Lanham, MD: Distributed by arrangement with National Book Network, 1993.

  25. The War on Terror 15 items
    1. The Second Cold War: Geopolitics and the Strategic Dimensions of the USA - Moniz Bandeira, S. Pinheiro Guimarães 2017 (electronic book)

      Book  Some chapters consider War on Terror, others geopolitics more generally. Also relevant to the End of Cold War/Future Warfare.

    2. Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy

      Parmar, Inderjeet, Miller, Linda B., and Ledwidge, Mark. (eds)

      Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. 

    3. Bush's Wars - Terry H. Anderson 2011 (electronic book)


    4. US foreign policy in the post-Cold War era: restraint versus assertiveness from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.

      Onea, Tudor.

      Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

    5. America at The Crossroads: Democracy, Power, And The Neoconservative Legacy

      Fukuyama, Francis.

      New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2006. [Particularly relevant to Iraq]

    6. Afghanistan 3 items
      1. Afghanistan: How the West Lost its Way - Tim Bird, Alex Marshall 2011


      2. Air Power against Terror: America's Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom

        Lambeth, Benjamin F.

        Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2005.

    7. Second Iraq War 5 items
      1. Leaders in Conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq - Stephen Benedict Dyson 2014 (electronic book)


  26. Future Warfare (and current/historical challenges) 15 items
    Some books from earlier sections will be of relevance to/discuss this subject, and vice versa, including on The Cold War, Vietnam War, The War on Terror, and such areas as drone warfare. Also, note that some of these works consider their subjects globally, rather than focusing on American examples/experiences.
    1. The New US Security Agenda: Trends and Emerging Threats - Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen 2017 (electronic book)


    2. Space Warfare 4 items
      Works here may also be relevant to The Cold War
      1. Secret Projects: Military Space Technology

        Rose, Bill.

        Hersham, Surrey: Midland, 2008.

    3. Drone Warfare 4 items
      1. Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance.

        Shaw, Ian G. R.

        Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2016

    4. Cyberwarfare 3 items
      1. Virtual Weaponry: The Militarized Internet in Hollywood War Films

        Tucker, Aaron.

        Cham: Springer International Publishing: Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

        More a discussion of changing images/public understanding of cyber-technology in films, but with some relevance to this area and others, including Drone Warfare.

      2. Ethics and Cyberwarfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare - George R. Lucas, Oxford University Press 2016 (electronic book)

        Book  Introduction particularly relevant.

      3. Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach - Paulo Shakarian, Jana Shakarian, Andrew Ruef 2013 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapters 10 and 13 particularly relevant.

    5. Privatisation/Private Military Contractors 2 items
      1. States, Citizens and the Privatization of Security - Elke Krahmann 2010

        Book  Particularly US Chapters.

      2. Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry - P. W. Singer 2003

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

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