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Air University Library Course Support


7 July 2023 - 25 July 2023

"This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the theories, methods, and concepts that inform the art and science of strategy and decision-making."

Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the Library's Database Request Page for a password.

Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.


  • Day 1:  7 July 2023

    John Lewis Gaddis       Biography
    On Grand Strategy         Review

  • Day 2 & Day 3:  10  & 11 July 2023

    The Landmark Thucydides     
    Review 1     Review 2     
  • Day 4:  13 July 2023

    Yuen Foong Khong     Biography
    Analogies at War:  Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965     Review 1     Review 2

  • Day 5:  14 July 2023

    Graham Allison     Biography
    Phiip Zelikow     Biography
    Essence of Decision:  Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis     Review 1     Review 2 

  • Day 6:  17 July 2023

    Robert Jervis     Biography
    Perception and Misperception in International Politics     
    Review 1     Review 2
  • Day 7:  18 July 2023

    H.R. McMaster      Biography
    Dereliction of Duty:  Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam       Review (Scroll down to pg. 140)

  • Day 8:  20 July 2023

    William H. McNeill        Biography
    The Pursuit of Power:  Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000           Review      Publisher Description

  • Day 9:  21 July 2023

    Michael Walzer     Biography
    Just and Unjust Wars:  A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations     Review

  • Day 10:  24 July 2023 

    Diane Vaughn      Biography
    The Challenger Launch Decision:  Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA          Review

  • Day 11:  25 July 2023

    Orson Scott Card       Biography
    Ender's Game        

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