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USAF Professional Reading in Air University Library: SECAF Reading Lists

May 2023

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Airmen and Guardians,

As we enter a new era of great power competition, it is crucial that we improve our understanding of our pacing challenge – the People's Republic of China (PRC). To that end, I am publishing a reading list...intended to enhance our knowledge of China’s history, culture, society, strategy, and military modernization program – and their implications for the Air Force and Space Force...

...I strongly encourage all Airmen and Guardians to invest time in reading from among the books on this list. By doing so, you can enhance your understanding of the challenges we face and become a stronger member of our One Team.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our nation. One Team, One Fight!

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Frank Kendall
Secretary of the Air Force

SECAF Reading List 2023


Contemporary China

Military Modernization

Geopolitical Competition

Regional Relationships

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