About The Lightning Press

About The Lightning Press

With 25 separate books in our SMARTbook military reference series currently in circulation (and additional new titles in development), The Lightning Press has authored and published more than 70 military reference books over the past 30 years. The Lightning Press is the only publisher currently in the military professional reading category that exclusively and directly produces doctrinally-based, institutionally- and organizationally-recognized reference books for the military and federal agencies. Our military reference series of books are carried at virtually every Army and Air Force base around the world and have spanned the globe with nearly 750,000 copies sold.

Additionally, our “National Power” series is a nested collection of supporting and related titles, but with a different focus and “Whole of Government” domain scope (D-I-M-E: Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic). Authored by established subject matter experts and industry thought leaders, National Power SMARTbooks are in-depth, single-topic, multi-volume specialty books across multiple reference categories, coupled with the same unique SMARTbook series approach to reference/technical writing and informational art.

The SMARTbook reference series is used by military, national security, and government professionals around the world at the organizational/institutional level; operational units and agencies across the full range of operations and activities; military/government education and professional development courses; combatant command and joint force headquarters; and allied, coalition and multinational partner support and training.

SMARTbooks – Intellectual Fuel for the Military!

SMARTbooks: Reference Essentials for the Instruments of National Power (D-I-M-E: Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic)!

SMARTbooks: Intellectual Fuel for the Military Recognized as a “whole of government” doctrinal reference standard by military, national security and government professionals around the world, SMARTbooks comprise a strong comprehensive professional library designed with all levels of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians in mind.

SMARTbooks can be used as quick reference guides during operations, as study guides at education and professional development courses, and as lesson plans and checklists in support of training. Serving a generation of warfighters, our books have spanned the globe with more than 600,000 copies sold.

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