Michael J. Mooney

Michael J. Mooney is a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, having previously served as a Military Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, an adjunct faculty member in the Program on Terrorism and Strategic Studies (PTSS) at the George C. Marshall Center, as well as a Senior Associate with the Naval War College’s Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG). The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and do not reflect those of the U.S. Marine Corps or Department of Defense.

This essay examines the military campaign plan designed to destroy the Islamic State caliphate through the lens of the Clausewitz’s center of gravity.

An unsolicited letter to the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi.