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CNO's Professional Reading Program

This guide lists the titles in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program.


  • Scharre, P. (2019). Army of none: Autonomous weapons and the future of war. W.W. Norton & Company.  UG479 .S37 2019
  • Taulli, T. (2019). Artificial intelligence basics: A non-technical introduction (1st ed.). Apress L. P. 
  • Singer, P. W., & Cole, A. (2020). Burn-in: A novel of the real robotic revolution. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.  
  • Freedman, L. (2017). The future of war: A history (First ed.). Public Affairs.  U21.2 .F74 2017
  • Friedman, G. (2009). The next 100 years: A forecast for the 21st century (1st ed.). Doubleday.  JZ1305 .F75 2009


  • Russell, S. (2019). Human compatible: AI and the problem of control. Penguin.  
  • Clarke, R. A., & Knake, R. K. (2019). The fifth domain: Defending our country, our companies, and ourselves in the age of cyber threats. Penguin Publishing Group.
  • McFate, S., & McChrystal, S. A. (2019). The new rules of war: Victory in the age of durable disorder (First ed.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.   U105 .M38 2019
  • Sanger, D. E. (2018). The perfect weapon: War, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age (First ed.). Crown Publishers.  HV6773.15.C97 S36 2018


  • Kasparov, G., & Greengard, M. (2017). Deep thinking: Where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins. PublicAffairs.
  • Del Monte, L. A. (2018). Genius weapons: Artificial intelligence, autonomous weaponry, and the future of warfare. Prometheus
  • Dobbs, R., Manyika, J., & Woetzel, J. (2015;2016;). No ordinary disruption: The four global forces breaking all the trends (1.;First; ed.). PublicAffairs.
  • Kelly, K. (2016;2017;). The inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. Penguin Publishing Group.


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