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Wesley K. Clark

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General, U.S. Army (retired); Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

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WAGING MODERN WAR

with Wesley K. Clarkvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 20, 2001

General Wesley K. Clark served as supreme allied commander of NATO from 1997 to 2000 and directed the allied war effort in Kosovo in 1999. What lessons has General Clark drawn from the war over Kosovo? How should the use of force be applied in an era of competing demands from the public, domestic political leaders, and international allies? Did this war prove that the United States can rely on technology to apply force without casualties, or did it prove that ground troops, now as ever, are critical to achieving military objectives?