Rupert Smith. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2005.
Peter Paret, Gordon A. Craig, and Felix Gilbert, eds. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Andrew F. Krepinevitch. Army and Vietnam. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1988.
John Nagl. Learning to Eat Soup with Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons From Malaya and Vietnam. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
A detailed syllabus will be provided during the first class.