Book ‘Degrade and Destroy’ by Michael R. Gordon

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"This is the ultimate insider's view of perhaps the darkest chapter of the Forever Wars. Michael Gordon knows everyone, was seemingly everywhere, and brings a lifetime of brilliant reporting to telling this crucial story." ― Retired U.S. Navy admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and author of To Risk it All: Nine Crises and the Crucible of Decision. An essential account of the struggle against ISIS ― and of how Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden have waged war. In the summer of 2014, President Barack Obama faced an unwelcome surprise: insurgents from the Islamic State had seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and proclaimed a new caliphate, which they were ruling with an iron fist and using to launch terrorist attacks...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 14, 2022)  Pages: 496 pages  ISBN-10: 0374279896  ISBN-13: 978-0374279899  ASIN:‎ B01M1G5SLG

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About the author: Michael R. Gordon is the national security correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and former chief military correspondent for The New York Times. He is the co-author with the late retired General Bernard Trainor of three definitive histories of the United States’ wars in Iraq: The EndgameCobra II, and The Generals’ War.