Intelligence -- History and Legacy
This is the "historical analysis" category, comprised of books that analyze the role of intelligence in major historical battles or events.
This history is important to understand the roots of the profession, early challenges and opportunities, and threads of continuity that run through American military legacy to this very day.
Intelligence -- The Professional's Library
This is the "scholarly analysis" category - containing those books that are essential for Marine Intelligence personnel to read and master in order to be proficient in their field; these complement existing service doctrinal, war fighting, and reference publications. Many are considered benchmarks in the field and required to master the intelligence profession. There is also a place for works on emerging roles and issues for intelligence. These are books you can put to use in our current jobs.
The reading list is almost exclusively confined to intelligence topics. While there are many subjects that Intelligence Marines should understand (such as military history, maneuver warfare, command and control, and contemporary national security and military challenges to name but a few), these are best left for the Marine Corps Professional Military Education Reading List.