Michael R. Gordon is a national security correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. He was previously the Chief Military Correspondent for The New York Times. Along with Lieutenant General (Retired) Bernard E. Trainor, he has co-authored three books about wars in Iraq.  Gordon has also reported from war zones in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Chechnya and Panama, and was based in Moscow for four years during Vladimir Putin’s ascent to power.

During the 1991 Gulf War, Gordon’s reporting provided the genesis for his first book, The Generals’ War.  His second book, the New York Times bestseller Cobra II, describes the Bush Administration’s planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the invasion itself and its aftermath.

His final Iraq book, The Endgame, picks up where Cobra II left off and chronicles the Iraq War through the present day, paying special attention to the frustrating quest to establish a stable and representative government in Iraq.

Gordon has also been published in Survival, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times Magazine.  He and Steven Engelberg received the George Polk Award for international reporting for their series of articles on Germany’s chemical weapons sales to Libya.  Gordon received a B.A. from Colgate University, an M.A. in philosophy from the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.