Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen
Lt. General Michael T. Flynn served for 33 years as a highly-decorated Army officer, retiring in 2014 as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. During his distinguished career, Flynn fought on the battlefield and ran intelligence and special forces operations against Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other affiliated terrorist groups in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and elsewhere. He served as senior intelligence officer for the Joint Special Operations Command under General Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, and with General David Petraeus in formulating the successful 2007 “surge” that reversed the course of the war in Iraq. In 2014, after testifying before Congress that America’s policies in the current war environment were not effective, Lt. General Flynn was forced from his position at DIA.
Michael A. Ledeen, a scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC, is one of the world's leading authorities on intelligence and international affairs, who has carried out some of the most sensitive and dangerous missions in recent American history. He has been profiled by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. One articled concluded that, "a portrait emerges of a man with an intense knowledge of 20th-century history, a deep commitment to democracy, and a willingness to be adventurous. This is a man who has helped shape American foreign policy at its highest levels." He has served as Consultant to the National Security Adviser to the President of the United States and as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State. A lecturer, scholar, businessman, and author, he has written twelve books.
THE FIELD OF FIGHT: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies (St. Martin's Press, 2016)