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News | June 28, 2024

USSPACECOM Commander's reading list

U.S. Space Command

Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command commander, shared his first Commander’s Reading List, including nine books and a podcast covering topics on competitor’s foreign policy and strategic behavior; the strategic, legal, and policy challenges of military space operations; national security strategy; the global cyber arms race; and more.

This reading list aims to inspire meaningful, creative discussions about the ideas presented and historical lessons learned from the material.

“The intent of this reading list is to foster a culture of continual learning and professional mastery in the core skills we need at USSPACECOM,” Whiting said. “By increasing our knowledge base and gaining perspective, we aim to enhance our expertise, strengthen our capabilities, and ensure we are well prepared to collectively meet the challenges ahead.”

2024 Commander’s Reading List:
Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping by Sulmaan Wasif Khan
Fight for the Final Frontier: Irregular Warfare in Space by John J. Klein
By All Means Available: Memoirs of a Life in Intelligence, Special Operations, and Strategy by Michael G. Vickers
This is how They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race by Nicola Perlroth
Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine by Gen. David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts
The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women in Space by Loren Grush
Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI for Beginners by David M. Patel

How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

ChinaPower podcast hosted by Bonny Lin