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Section 2: Recommended Reading Programme for SAF Officers and Warrant Officers
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  1. Lee Kuan Yew, The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

  1. Daljit Singh, Singapore: An Illustrated History, 1941-1984

  1. Kwa Chong Guan (ed.), Defending Singapore (1819-1965), Pointer Supplement

  1. Andrew Tan, Malaysia-Singapore Relations - Troubled Past and Uncertain Future?

  1. Tim Huxley, Defending the Lion City: The Armed Forces of Singapore

  1. Milton Osborne, Southeast Asia: An Introductory History

  1. Lee Kuan Yew, From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000

  1. Woodburn Kirby, Singapore: The Chain of Disaster

  1. Masanobu Tsuji, Japan's Greatest Victory, Britain's Worst Defeat

  1. Andrew Tan, Malaysia's Security Perspectives.

  1. Karl Hack, Defence and Decolonisation in Southeast Asia: Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1968

  1. Mark Borthwick, Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

  1. R.W.E. Harper & Harry Miller, The Singapore Mutiny

  1. Malcolm Murfett, John Miksic, Brian Farrell, and Chiang Ming Shun, Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore from First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal

  1. Michael Leifer, Singapore's Foreign Policy: Coping with Vulnerability

  1. Cherian George, Singapore: The Air-conditioned Nation: Essays on the Politics of Comfort and Control, 1990-2000

  1. Michael R. J. Vatikiotis, Political Change in Southeast Asia: Trimming the Banyan Tree

  1. James Harold and Denis Sheil-Small, The Story of the Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966

  1. Charles Townshend (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War

  1. Martin Van Creveld, The Art Of War: War and Military Thought

  1. H P Willmott, The Second World War in the East

  1. L. Freedman and E. Karsh, The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991: Diplomacy and War in the New World Order

  1. Walter Laqueur, The New Terrorism

  1. John Keegan & Richard Holmes, Soldiers: A History of Men in Battle

  1. Richard Holmes, Acts of War: The Behaviour of Men in Battle

  1. Walter Boyne, Jr. and Philip Handleman, Brassey's Air Combat Reader

  1. John Keegan, Battle at Sea: From Man-of-War to Submarine

  1. John A. English, On Infantry

  1. Peter Dickens, SAS: The Jungle Frontier: 22 Special Air Regiment in the Borneo Campaign, 1963-1966

  1. Noel Barber, War of the Running Dogs

  1. Philip Caputo, A Rumour of War

  1. Robert Sherrod, Tarawa: The Story of a Battle

  1. Jon E. Lewis (ed.), The Mammoth Book of True War Stories

  1. Mark Bowden, Black Hawk Down

  1. David H. Zook and Robin Higham, A Short History of Warfare

  1. Chaim Herzog, The Arab-Israeli Wars

  1. Ralph Sawyer, Sun Tzu: The Soldier's Experience of Art of War

  1. Gerard Chaliand, Guerrilla Strategies: An Historical Anthology from the Long March to Afghanistan

  1. Lawrence Freedman, War

  1. Christopher Harmon, Terrorism Today

  1. Christopher Bellamy, The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare

  1. Shaun Clarke, Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations

  1. David Mets, The Air Campaign: John Warden and the Classical Airpower Theorists

  1. Wayne Hughes, Jr, Fleet Tactics: Theory and Practice

  1. Martin van Creveld, Command in War

  1. Lord Moran, The Anatomy of Courage

  1. Martin Van Creveld ,Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

  1. Paul Addison and Angus Calder (eds.), Time to Kill: War in the West, 1939-1945

  1. Robert Pisor, The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh

  1. Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, Unrestricted Warefare

  1. Archer Jones, The Art of War in the Western World

  1. Peter Paret (ed.), Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

  1. W. Murray, M. Knox, A.H. Bernstein, The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States and War

  1. Edward Luttwak, Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace

  1. Michael Howard, Clausewitz

  1. B.H. Liddell-Hart, Strategy: The Indirect Approach

  1. Andrew Tan and Kumar Ramakrishnan, eds., The New Dimensions of Terrorism

  1. James Burk, ed., The Adaptive Military: Armed Forces In A Turbulent World

  1. Robert Leonhard, The Art of Maneuver" Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle

  1. Colin Gray and Roger W. Barnett (eds.), Sea Power and Strategy

  1. William Head and Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (eds.), The Eagle in the Desert: Looking Back on U.S. Involvement in the Persian Gulf War

  1. Martin van Creveld, The Transformation of War

  1. Michael Evans and Alan Ryan, The Human Face of Warfare: Killing, Fear And Chaos in Battle

  1. Martin Davidson & Adam Levy, Decisive Weapons: The Technology that Transformed Warfare

  1. Ian Hogg, The Weapons that Changed the World: The Key Weapons of Modern History, from 1860 to the Present Day

  1. R G Lee, Introduction to Battlefield Weapons Systems and Technology

  1. Robert Jackson, High-Tech Warfare: The Weaponry Explained

  1. Kenneth Macksey, Technology in War: The Impact of Science on Weapon Development and Modern Battle

  1. Tom Clancy, Armoured Warfare: A Guided Tour of an Armoured Cavalry Regiment

  1. MAJ Gen Ken Perkins, Weapons and Warfare: Conventional Weapons and their Roles in Battle

  1. Michael O'Hanlon, Technological Chance and The Future of Warfare

  1. Eric Grove, The Future of Sea Power

  1. Mike Spick, Brassey's Modern Fighters: The Ultimate Guide To In-Flight Tactics, Technology and Equipment

  1. Martin van Creveld, Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present

  1. Robert Baterman, Digital War: A View From the Front Lines

  1. Timothy Garden, The Technology Trap: Science and the Military

  1. Bruce Berkowitz, The New Face of War

  1. James Dunnigan, How To Make War: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare in the 21st Century

  1. Paddy Griffith, The Ultimate Weaponry: What it is and How it will be Used - Now and in the Future

  1. Derek Da Cunha, Tan See Seng, KS Nathan & Farish Noor, Regional Political and Security Implications of the Terror Attacks in the United States

  1. United Nations Peacekeeping; A Decade of SAF Participation, POINTER Supplement, July 1999

  1. Michael Yahuda, The International Politics of Asia Pacific, 1945-95

  1. Derek Da Cunha, ed., Southeast Asian Perspectives on Security

  1. Bernard Lewis, Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror and the Future of Warfare

  1. John Hillen, Blue Helmets: The Strategy of UN Operations

  1. Tien Hung-mao and Cheng Tun-jen, eds., The Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific

  1. Malise Ruthven, A Fury For God: The Islamist Attack on America

  1. Rohan Gunaratna, Threat and Response: Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific

  1. Stuart Harris & Gary Klintworth (eds.), China As A Great Power: Myths, Realities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region

  1. Rohan Gunaratna, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

  1. Erwin Schmidl, ed, Peace Operations Between War and Peace

  1. Max Manwaring and John Fishels, eds., Toward Responsibility in the New World Disorder: Challenges and Lessons of Peace Operations

  1. Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, ed., The New Millennium: Challenges and Strategies for a Globalizing World

  1. POINTER Monograph No. 1: Creating the Capacity to Change: Defence Entrepreneur-ship for the 21st Century

  1. John Keegan, ed., Churchill's Generals

  1. David Rooney, Military Mavericks: Extraordinary Men of Battle

  1. Roger H. Nye, The Challenge of Command

  1. Dandridge Malone, Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach

  1. Avigdor Kahalani, The Heights of Courage

  1. Peter Macdonas, GIAP: The Victor in Vietnam

  1. John Grider Miller, The Bridge at Dong Ha

  1. Stephen Denning, The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organisations

  1. Edward de Bono, Lateral Thinking

  1. Ranchor Prime, Ramayana: The Journey (Retold)

  1. Eliot Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statemen, and Leadership in Wartime

  1. Harold Winton and David Mets, eds., The Challenge of Change: Military Institutions and New Realities, 1918-1941

  1. Michael Coffey, Days of Infamy: Military Blunders of the 20th Century

  1. Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers

  1. Harvard Business Review on What Makes A Leader

  1. Thomas Davenport, and Lawrence Prusak, Working Knowledge: How Organisations Manage What They Know

  1. Bruce Avolio, Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organisations

  1. Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

  1. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. William Buck, The Mahabharatha (Retold)

  1. Shih Nai-An, The Water Margin (trans by J.H. Jackson)

  1. Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

  1. POINTER Monograph No. 2: Realising Integrated Knowledge-Based Command and Control: Transforming the SAF

  1. Peter Feaver, Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations

  1. Clayton Christensen, The Innovator's Dilemma

  1. Anthony Kellett, Combat Motivation: The Behavior of Soldiers in Battle

  1. Richard Neustadt and Ernest R. May, Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers

  1. John Zenger & Joseph Folkman, The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

  1. Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

  1. Jay Liebowitz, ed., Knowledge Management Handbook

  1. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (trans by Constance Garnett)

  1. Lo Kuan-Chung, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (trans by C.H. Brewitt-Taylor; also by Moss Roberts)

Last updated on 24 Apr 2010
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