MCUP Titles A-Z



A New Conception of War
John Boyd, The U.S. Marines, and Maneuver Warfare
By Ian T. Brown


Acknowledging Limits
Police Advisors and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
By William Rosenau

Alone and Unafraid

By Lieutenant Colonel David A. Benhoff



 Al-Anbar Awakening
 Volume 1 / American Perspectives

 U.S. Marines and Counterinsurgency in Iraq, 2004-9
 By Colonel Gary W. Montgomery and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Timothy S. McWilliams



Al-Anbar Awakening
Volume II / Iraqi Perspectives
From Insurgency to Counterinsurgency in Iraq, 2004-9
By Colonel Gary W. Montgomery and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Timothy S. McWilliams


Al-Qaida after Ten Years of War
A Global Perspective of Successes, Failures, and Prospects

By Norman Cigar and Stephanie E. Kramer


Al-Qaida, the Tribes, and the Government
Lessons and Prospects for Iraq's Unstable Triangle
By Norman Cigar


Among Heroes
A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu
First Sergeant Jack R. Ainsworth




Among the People
U.S. Marines in Iraq

By Lieutenant Colonel David A. Benhoff


An Annotated Guide to Tactics
Carl von Clausewitz's Theory of the Combat
Edited and annotated by Olivia A. Garard





Applications in Operational Culture
Perspectives from the Field

By Paula Holmes-Eber, Patrice M. Scanlon, and Andrea L. Hamlen


Aspects of Leadership
Ethics, Law, and Spirituality
By Carroll Connelley and Paolo Tripodi


The Best-Laid Schemes
A Tale of Social Research and Bureaucracy
By Seymour J. Deitchman



Case Studies in Operational Culture
By Paula Holmes-Eber and Major Marcus J. Mainz



 China's Emerging National Security Interests and Their Impact on the People's Liberation Army
 By Murray Scot Tanner and Peter W. MacKenzie



Complex Terrain Megacities and the Changing Character of Urban Operations
By Benjamin M. Jensen, Henrik Breitenbauch, and Brandon Valeriano

Confronting Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula
By Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.




Considering Russia
Emergence of a Near Peer Competitor
By Matthew R. Slater, Michael Purcell, and Andrew M. Del Gaudio

Counterinsurgency Leadership in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Beyond
By Nicholas J. Schlosser and James M. Caiella




The Crisis of the African State
Globalism, Tribalism, and Jihadism in the Twenty-First Century
By Anthony N. Celso and Robert Nalbandov



Destination Unknown
Volume 1, Spring 2019




Destination Unknown
Volume 2, Fall 2020



The Dilemma of Lawlessness
Organized Crime, Violence, Prosperity, and Security along Guatemala's Borders
By Ralph Espach, Daniel Haering, Javier Meléndez Quiñonez, and Miguel Castillo Giron



Disaster Labs
How American States Use Partnerships to Manage the Unthinkable
By Austen D. Givens


The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans
By J. Ford Huffman and Tammy S. Schultz


A Game of Hare & Hounds
An Operational-level Command Study of the Guilford Courthouse Campaign,
18 January-15 March 1781
By Harold Allen Skinner Jr.



Information Warfare
Forging Communication Strategies for Twenty-first Century Operational Environments
By James P. Farwell


The Iranian Puzzle Piece
Understanding Iran in the Global Context
By Amin Tarzi



Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japanese Relations
American Strategy, Japanese Territory, and the Islanders In-Between
By Robert D. Eldridge



Khaos Company
A Commander's Account and Lessons Learned from the 2019 MAGTF Warfighting Exercise
By Captain Matthew S. Hanks, USMC, with Williamson Murray, PhD





Marines at War
Stories from Afghanistan and Iraq
By Paolo G. Tripodi and Kelly Frushour



The Marine Corps War College
Strategy Primer




New Approaches to Nonstate Armed Actor
By Kenneth H. Williams

Oil & War
How the Deadly Struggle for Fuel in World War II Meant Victory or Defeat
By Robert Goralski and Russell W. Freeburg 



On Contested Shores
The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare
Edited by Timothy Heck and B.A. Friedman


On the Ground in Afghanistan
Counterinsurgency in Practice
By Jerry Meyerle, Megan Katt, and Jim Gavrilis


Operational Culture and the Warfighter
Principles and Applications
By Barak A. Salmoni and Paula Holmes-Eber



Pacifist to Padre
The World War II Memoir of Chaplain Roland B. Gittelsohn, December 1941-January 1946
Edited by Donald M. Bishop



Patterns of Influence
Strategic Culture Case Studies and Conclusions
By Matthew R. Slater



Phase Line Attila
The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus
Edward J. Erickson and Mesut Uyer



Political Warfare
Strategies for Combating China's Plan to "Win without Fighting"
Kerry K. Gershaneck

Preparing for an Era of Persistent Conflict
By Tammy S. Schultz



Raging Waters
China, India, Bangladesh, Brahmaputra River Politics
By Nilanthi Samaranayake, Satu Limaye, Joel Wuthnow


Rethinking the Drone War
National Security, Legitimacy, and Civilian Casualties in U.S. Counterterrorism Operations
By Larry Lewis and Diane Vavrichek



Rethinking the Middle East Transition
By Kenneth Williams



The Rise and Decline
of U.S. Military Culture Programs, 2004-20

Edited by Kerry B. Fosher, PhD, and Lauren Mackenzie, PhD


Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Vision
An Atomic Shield and Sword for Conquest
By Norman Cigar


Strategic Water
Iraq and Security Planning in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin
By Frederick Lorenz and Edward J. Erickson



The Trillion Dollar War
The U.S. Effort to Rebuild Afghanistan, 1999–2021
By Abid Amiri


U.S. Marines and Irregular Warfare
Anthology and Selected Bibliography, 1898-2007
By Colonel Stephen S. Evans


War, Will, and Warlords
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan
By Robert M. Cassidy

Wotan's Workshop
Military Experiments Before World War II
By Brian McCue