Reading List

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Professional Reading List


The New Tsar

by Steven Lee Myers

Russia continues to challenge international norms on a number of fronts.  In the previous three years, Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, threatened NATO allies, and intervened militarily in Syria—all while growing and using cyber tools to sow discord and disruption throughout the world.  This book provides a look at their formidable leader, Vladimir Putin, and the motivations behind his actions to date as he continues to shape Russian policy.


Nothing to Envy

by Barbara Demick

North Korea is currently the most volatile and direct threat to our nation.  They are testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate, and may soon be capable of threatening the homeland.  Unfortunately, North Korea also presents one of our greatest intelligence-gathering challenges as we develop options for our nation’s leaders.  This book gives Airmen a glimpse into life under one of the world’s most oppressive totalitarian governments %hellip; vital to understanding who we are up against and the complete devotion Kim Jong Un enjoys from a population that sees him as more deity than political leader.