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Symmetric and Asymmetric/Dissymmetric Conflict - Reading List

Core Texts:

  • Thornton, Rod, Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the Twenty-First Century, Polity, 2007

     Library Location 355.4 THO

Additional Texts:

  • Ian F.W. Beckett, Modern Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies:  Guerillas and their opponents since 1750, Routledge, London, 2001
    Library Location 355.425 BEC
  • Bellamy, Christopher, Knights in White Armour:  The New Art of War and Peace, Pimlico, London, 1997
    Library Location 355.357 BEL
  • Callwell, Charles, Small Wars:  Their Principles and Practice, 1896, Nebraska, 1996.
    Library Location 355.425 CAL
  • Daley, Lt. Col. Dan, Asymmetric Warfare: The Only Thing New is the Tactics, National War College, National Defense University, 2000
    Defence Technical Information Center copy
    National Defense University Library copy
  • Dunlap, Colonel Charles J., U.S. Air Force, Asymmetrical Warfare and the Western Mindset,” presentation to The Role of Naval Forces in the 21st Century Operation Conference sponsored by the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, Cambridge, MA, 20 November 1997, pp. 1-17
  • Gray, Colin S., “How Has War Changed Since the End of the Cold War?” Parameters, vol. 35, Spring 2005
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals
  • Metz, Steven and Raymond Millen, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the 21st Century, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, PA, November 2004
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals
  • Record, Jeffrey, “Why the Strong Lose,” Parameters, Winter 2006/06
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals
  • Smith, General Sir Rupert, The Utility of Force:  The Art of War in the Modern World, Penguin Books Ltd. (Allen Lane), London, 2005
    Library Location 355 SMI
  • Charles Townshend, Britain’s Civil Wars:  Counterinsurgency in the Twentieth Century, Faber & Faber, 1986.
    Library Location 355.426 TOW
  • Williams, Thomas J., “Strategic Leader Readiness and Competencies for Asymmetric Warfare,” Parameters, Summer 2003