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Readings in Military Reform

There are many reading lists, such as that of the Chief of Staff of the Army, on national security affairs.  The bibliographies and readings lists recommended below are oriented toward a clear headed understanding of the nature of human conflict, positive (and some negative) examples of the conduct of military leaders, how to train and educate people to face the stress of combat (on and off the battlefield), winners and losers in combat hardware, an accurate accounting of US national defense spending, and what distinguishes real from phony reform in military affairs in the Pentagon, Congress, think tanks and the media.

The “Suggested Contacts, Readings and Websites” in the final  (unnumbered) chapter of “The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It.”

At the website for “The Pentagon Labyrinth,”  there are additional “Materials Cited” for most of the chapters, providing additional readings beyond those listed in the “Selected Contacts Readings and Websites” chapter.

William S. Lind, former staffer to Senator Gary Hart (D-CO) and military reform advocate recommends a "Canon" of seven books to facilitate an understanding of warfare. 

The goal of the Straus Military Reform Project is to secure far more effective military forces and much more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at significantly lower budget levels.

We would like to thank Philip A. Straus Jr. and family for their generous support.

Submitted by Straus Reform at: February 13, 2015
You can find old documents like this on the internet archive of the old CDI website. Here is the link to the article I think you are looking for.
Submitted by Leslie at: February 12, 2015
Can you send me a link to read a brief history of terrorism distributed bythe Defense Infence Center for a graduate project at Coppin State Univesrsity involving Paris incidents. Thanks

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