The dog days of summer are a natural time to get caught up on reading, so we'd like to reprise a question we posed during the winter holidays and ask what's on your current reading list. Histories, biographies, reports and novels are welcome. Please explain their relevance to national security and why you think they're important and interesting. Shorter posts and links are encouraged. Keeping with the slower pace of the season, we'll again leave the site open for commentary for two weeks. We'll resume weekly topical discussions after Labor Day.
To kick things off, your moderator notes that he's been reading "Joint Publication 3-13: Information Operations," which includes the military's guidebook for cyber war. The entire report is significant because it reflects the military's experience with counterinsurgency operations in Iraq. The doctrine envisions the "information environment" as equally important to the physical world when it comes to fighting, and defeating, adversaries.