June 27, 2016 | Press Release

National Security Correspondent Michael Gordon to Be Writer-in-Residence with FDD

Washington, DC, June 27, 2016 — Michael R. Gordon will be a Writer-in-Residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the organization announced today.

Gordon, a National Security Correspondent for The New York Times, is completing a book on the American-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State. The book is scheduled to be published in 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

“Michael is one of the most accomplished journalists in the country, and we are thrilled to assist him as he completes his book,” said FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz. “Michael will have access to FDD’s resources and expertise as he delves into the rise and expansion of this most dangerous radical jihadist group.”

Gordon has covered a variety of national security issues at The New York Times, including defense policy, the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons, the talks over the Iran nuclear accord and diplomatic efforts to end the civil war in Syria.

Mr. Gordon has also covered numerous military conflicts from the field, including the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State, the war in Iraq, the conflict in Afghanistan, the Russian intervention in Chechnya, the Kosovo conflict, 1991 Persian Gulf War and the American invasion of Panama.

He has co-authored three critically acclaimed books. Gordon’s first book, “The Generals’ War,” covered Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the American and allied campaign to evict Iraqi forces. Gordon’s second book, “Cobra II,” focused on the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.

His most recent book, “The Endgame,” which was published in 2012, covered political and military events in Iraq from the American-led invasion in 2003 through the withdrawal of American forces at the end of 2011. The Wall Street Journal listed “The Endgame” as one of the top ten non-fiction books of the year.

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