The books, journal articles and websites listed on this page represent the key resources for anyone who wishes to learn about the doctrine, theory and application of Cultural Property Protection (CPP) within a military context. These resources serve as an introduction to a much wider range of information on topics that touch upon every aspect of CPP for decision-makers to consult.
Arndt, Richard T. (2005) The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century. Potomac Books, Washington, D.C.
Bogdanos, Matthew, and William Patrick (2005) Thieves of Baghdad. Bloomsbury Publishing, New York.
Cogbill, James B. (2008) “Protection of Arts and Antiquities During Wartime: Examining the Past and Preparing for the Future,” in Military Review, 88 (1), January-February, 2008.
Gerstenblith, Patty (2010) The Obligations Contained in International Treaties of Armed Forces to Protect Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict. In Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military, edited by L. W. Rush, pp. 4-14. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK.
Green, Paul R. (2010) “Cultural Resources Data for Heritage Protection in Contingency Operations,” in Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military, edited by L. W. Rush, pp. 108-116. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK.
Kila, Joris D. (2008) “The Role of Nato and Civil Military Affairs,” in Lawrence Rothfield (ed.), Antiquities under Siege, part II chapter 16, NewYork 2008, pp. 175–192.
Kila, Joris D. (2008) “Utilizing Military Cultural Experts in Times of War and Peace: an introduction,” in Paul Meerts (ed.), Culture and International Law, Chapter 12, The Hague 2008, pp. 183–229.
Kila, Joris D.(2009) “The relevance of cultural heritage protection in times of armed conflict. Utilizing military cultural experts in war and peacetime: cases and examples from the field,” in the e-book KULTUURIVÄÄRTUSTE KAITSE RELVAKONFLIKTI KORRAL by The Estonian Heritage Society, Marju Reismaa (ed.), 2009.
Kila, Joris D. (2010) “Dissemination of the 1954 Hague Convention and the 1999 Second Protocol: Embedding Cultural Property Protection within the Military,” in L. Lijnzaad and N. van Woudenberg (eds.), Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict. An insight into the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, Leiden, 2010, pp. 95–105.
Kila, Joris D, (2010) “Can white men sing the blues? Cultural Property Protection in times of armed conflict deploying military experts,” in Laurie Rush (ed.), Archaeology, Cultural Property and the Military, Woodbridge 2010, pp. 41–59.
Kila, Joris D. (2011) “Überlegungen zum Status quo der Beteiligung des Militärs am Schutz von Kulturgut” (Some thoughts on the current state of military involvement in Cultural Property Protection, following the 1954 Hague Convention and Protocols) in ÖMZ (Austrian Military Journal), Volume 5, September 2011.
Kila, Joris D. (2011) “Cultural Property Protection in the Context of Military Operations: The Case of Uruk, Iraq,” in Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (CMAS), Vol. 13 No. 4, November 2011, 311–333.
Kila, Joris D. (2012) Heritage under Siege: Military Implementation of Cultural Property Protection following the 1954 Hague Convention. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden (2012).
Kila, Joris D. and James A. Zeidler, eds. (2013), Cultural Heritage in the Crosshairs: Protecting Cultural Property During Conflict, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden (2013)
King, Thomas F. (2008) Cultural Resource Laws and Practice. (Third Edition). AltaMira Press, Lanham, MD.
Noblis Corporation (2010) Sustainable Forward Operating Bases. Report prepared for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Arlington, VA.
Parcak, Sarah H (2013) DOD Satellite Archaeology Manual for the Middle East. Prepared by the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University and Geo-Marine Inc., for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. U.S. Air Force ORCHID Series, Reports of Investigations, Number 3, Geo-Marine Inc., Plano, Texas.
Rush, Laurie W. (2013) “Protection of Cultural Property in Areas of Crisis. The view of a Military Archaeologist,” in Predella, Journal of the Visual Arts (Pisa, Italy). Download the PDF.
Rush, Laurie W. (2012) “Cultural Property Protection as a Force Multiplier in Stability Operations: World War II Monuments Officers Lessons Learned,” Military Review, March-April, 2012, pp 36-43.
Rush, Laurie W. (2010a) “Dealing the Heritage Hand: Establishing a United States Department of Defense Cultural Property Protection Program for Global Operations,” in Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military, edited by L. W. Rush, pp. 86-97. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK.
Rush, Laurie W. (2010b) Teaching Cultural Property Protection in the Middle East: The Central Command Historical/Cultural Advisory Group and International Efforts. In Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military, edited by L. W. Rush, pp. 98-107. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK.
Rush, Laurie W., and Matthew Bogdanos (2009) “The Strategic Value of Heritage Training: Protecting the Past to Secure the Future,” in Joint Forces Quarterly 53 (2):126-127.
Scales, Robert H. (2004) Culture-Centric Warfare. The Naval Institute: Proceedings, October, 2004.
Scales, Robert H. (2006) Clausewitz and World War IV. Armed Forces Journal, July 2006.
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) (2011) Military Training: Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Coordination of Army and Marine Corps Language and Culture Training. United States Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, GAO-11-456. Washington, D.C.
Zeidler, James A., and Laurie W. Rush (2010) “In-Theatre Soldier Training through Cultural Heritage Playing Cards: A US Department of Defense Example,” in Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military, edited by L. W. Rush, pp. 73-85. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK.
Zeidler, James A., and Alexandra Wallace, compilers (2010) Product Catalog for Cultural Property Protection Planning and Training in the Department of Defense. Prepared for the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, Arlington, VA, by the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.