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Open Military Resources

U. S. Military Presses

Air University Press (AUP) is part of Air University's (AU) Academic Services and is the open-access publisher for AU and the US Air Force. Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further thought critical to the intellectual growth of the Air Force.

The Army University Press is the US Army’s premier multimedia organization that focuses on advancing the ideas and insights military professionals need to lead and succeed.

The U.S. Army War College acts as a "Think Factory" for Commanders and Civilian Leaders at the strategic level worldwide and routinely engage in discourse and debate on ground forces' role in achieving national security objectives.

The Marine Corps University Press, MCUP, focuses on books and periodicals that provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of national security and international relations issues and how they impact the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps directly and indirectly.

The premier professional military and academic publishing house of the National Defense University.

The Naval Postgraduate School produces a variety of publications showcasing the university’s unique mission of advanced graduate education and research.

The Naval War College Press at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) edits and publishes the Naval War College Review, Newport Papers, the Historical Monographs series, the van Beuren Studies in Leadership and Ethics, and China Maritime Studies.

The inaugural Space Capstone Publication, Spacepower (SCP) is capstone doctrine for the United States Space Force and represents our Service’s first articulation of an independent theory ofspacepower. This publication answers why spacepower is vital for our Nation, how military spacepower is employed, who military space forces are, and what military space forces value.


U.S. Military Digital Libraries

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center is the nation's best resource for the study of strategic leadership, the global application of landpower, and the heritage of the U.S. Army, in honor of Soldiers, past and present.

The collections contained within the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library are largely composed of digital versions of paper documents from the Ike Skelton CARL collections and student papers produced at the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Other Military Resources

The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.

Launched in 2017 by War on the Rocks and the University of Texas, the Texas National Security Review aims for articles published in this journal to end up on university syllabi and the desks of decision-makers, and to be cited as the foundational research and analysis on world affairs.

Publications: The U.S. Army Center of Military History is particularly interested in projects of contemporary interest, such as expeditionary combat, multinational peacekeeping, NATO enlargement, humanitarian relief, nation-building, noncombatant evacuation, antiterrorism, and the management of change. In these areas the Center is able to facilitate research, provide graphics and editorial support, and carry manuscripts through to publication.

WAR ROOM publishes articles and features on a wide variety of topics related to defense, strategic theory, theater and campaign planning, military innovation, the future of war, the history of war, national security, professional military education, military organizations, international relations, and leadership.

War on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.

Other Resources

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.

Blog written by Greta E. Marlatt, librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School's Dudley Knox Library and content manager for the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL).

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.