The list author says: "I recommend these books (most of which are journalistic in approach rather than historical) because of the questions they raise--questions that would require deeper research and reading to either validate or refute. All are excellent reads--no boring stuff here."
"A book that needs no introduction--I include this because this incident was central to the caution excercised during the remainder of the Clinton presidency--"We don't want another Mogadishu" was a powerful show-stopper"
"This is a great account of the "hurry up and wait" aspect of the Army. It also gives a great glimpse into the command style of Petraeus--Atkinson is a great writer, very engaging style, I read this one real quick"
"Here is a good primer on why there ever was a 9/11. This focuses mostly on the decisions about the Balkans, but it gives you a glimpse of the National Security Council decision making under Clinton and how things just kind of never got dealt with promptly or effectively."
"amazing "fly-on-the-wall" view of the White House---shows just how little Obama could alter the decesions of his predecessor since the geopolitical and strategic equation remained basically unchanged-of course having a team of Moron's dosen't help matters. Mullen, Biden, Donilon, Emanuel---what a bunch of knuckleheads-needed a more experienced team with fewer political hacks"