August 26, 2022 | Foreign Podicy

Michael Gordon’s Wars

August 26, 2022 Foreign Podicy

Michael Gordon’s Wars



Host Cliff May says Wall Street Journal‘s Michael Gordon is, “without a doubt, one of the best reporters I’ve ever known — and I’ve known many reporters over many years.”

Decades ago, they sat in the same bullpen at The New York Times’ Washington bureau, where Cliff says Michael, “covered defense, national security, and international affairs better than anyone else in town.”

Michael has reported on numerous conflicts, both from inside Washington where the decisions are made and from the battlegrounds where the blood is spilled.

He has served as a Times bureau chief in Moscow, and as a roving correspondent based in London. He’s currently a national security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

A few years ago, he was Writer-in-Residence at FDD where he worked on his most recent book: Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, From Barack Obama to Donald Trump.In this episode, Michael joins Cliff for a discussion on America’s fight against the Islamic State.


July 13, 2022
3:15 pm
EVENT: Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump
In his new book, Degrade and Destroy, Wall Street Journal national security correspondent Michael R. Gordon reveals the debates, diplomacy, and military operations that shaped the campaign against the Islamic State. To discuss the new book and what the successes and failures against the Islamic State can teach American policymakers, FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) host a discussion with Michael R. Gordon; retired three-star general and former commander of the coalition against ISIS in Syria and Iraq LTG (Ret.) Sean MacFarland; and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Co-Founder and Chair of the CNAS Board of Directors Michèle Flournoy, moderated by CMPP Senior Director Bradley Bowman.


Al Qaeda Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Islamic State Jihadism Kurds Military and Political Power Syria U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy