Mozambique: UN Peacekeeping in Action, 1992-94 by Richard Synge. Recommended to me.
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World by Martin Murphy.
- Warriors and Politicians is an excellent book that looks at the unique c-m relationship in the United States. Charlie examines how the military, under dual / dueling masters of the Executive and Legislative branches, developed over the two plus centuries after the Revolution and within parameters established by Founding Fathers, many of whom were military veterans, were wary of a standing army. (Also worthwhile is his more detailed discussion about US Secretaries of Defense in SecDef.)
- Issues of Democracy: a 1997 US Information Agency (USIA) publication on the importance of civil-military relations in democracy.
- Center for Civil-Military Relations: it is noteworthy that it is the military itself that dedicates substantial resources to understanding the importance of civil-military relations while the civilian educational system fails to teach the same. (Note the forthcoming book on the CCMR site, Reforming Intelligence, is about Intel and not the military per se.)
- The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012: published in 1992 and revised over the years, Charles Dunlap's original portrayal of what happens when the US military decides to protect American society is scary. Turkey's military is known for intervening over the years to protect Kamalism and I've heard some in the US question why the US military doesn't do the same. Read this to understand the importance of a subordinate military.
- H.R. McMaster's Dereliction of Duty : Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam (a valuable read. McMaster is one of the new whiz kids working with Petraeus in Iraq)
- Samuel Huntington's classic The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations (the foundational book on US c-m even if out of date)
- Samuel Finer's The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics
- Peter Feaver's Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Although his principal-agent theory is busted by Stevenson's book above, this is still a good read. BTW- Feaver was the primary author of the 2005 "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq")
- Eliot Cohen's Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (Cohen is the newest advisor to Condi)