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TALK | Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

  • 417 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)

An evening with Columbia University alumnus and New York Times Chief Military Correspondent Michael Gordon

Presented in cooperation with the SIPA International Security Policy Concentration and the student organizations Media and Communications in War and Peace and U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University.

Mr. Gordon will be speaking on the planning, buildup, and initial execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His new book, written with retired Marine Lt General Bernard Trainor, is well on its way to becoming the authoritative history of the lead-up to U.S. operations in Iraq. Who were the players and what were their views and decisions? How did plans translate into actions in the Area of Operations, and what were the results on the ground? Please join us for a very well informed analysis.

This event will be moderated by Robert George, Associate Editorial Page Editor at the New York Post and blogger (

"Cobra II" will be available for purchase and Mr. Gordon will sign copies of his book.