Reading List

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Professional Reading List


The Accidental Super Power

by Peter Ziehan

The global security environment is evolving faster than any of us can fathom, and in the coming century America will be challenged across the spectrum of conflict in ways we cannot imagine.  We must have Airmen leading our force who can quickly and deliberately synthesize a number of competing theories on the current and future state of global affairs.  This book provides a glimpse one of these possible futures, where our nation will find itself confronting a world where the global systems as we know them rapidly evolve in the face of relentless change.


Essence of Decision

by Graham Allison & Phillip Zelikow

One of the most influential political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the Cold War.