AUSA Webinar Examines US Fight Against Islamic State

AUSA Webinar Examines US Fight Against Islamic State

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The next Association of the U.S. Army Noon Report webinar will focus on the U.S. military’s fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Starting at noon Eastern Aug. 9, author Michael Gordon will discuss his book, Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. During his presentation, Gordon will talk about the struggle against the Islamic State and how U.S. officials and military commanders continue to fight the nation’s enemies.

The livestreamed event is free, but registration is required here.

In 2014, faced with a rising Islamic State group, the U.S. military, backed by a coalition of regional and European allies, began a massive bombing campaign and returned its advisers to Iraq. 

In Degrade and Destroy, Gordon reveals the debates, diplomacy and military strategy that shaped the struggle against the terror group—and what lies ahead as the region remains in disarray.

Gordon is the national security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and was chief military correspondent for the New York Times, where he worked from 1985 to 2017.

He is the co-author with the late retired Gen. Bernard Trainor of three definitive histories of the U.S.’ wars in Iraq: The Endgame, Cobra II and The Generals’ War.