General Wesley Clark: Exclusive Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines

March 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
General Wesley Clark: Exclusive Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines

A conversation with:
General Wesley Clark
Former Allied Commander

Moderated by:
The Hon. Jan Lodal 
Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

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Please join us on Monday, March 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council offices, 1030 15th St NW 12th floor, for a conversation with General Clark, former NATO Allied Commander, who just returned from Ukraine where he met with Ukrainian military commanders and President Petro Poroshenko.

Despite the Minsk II ceasefire agreement, Russia continues to supply weapons, equipment and troops to support separatists in Ukraine’s east. In February, the key city of Debaltseve fell to Russian separatists. The port city of Mariupol is the likely next target and tensions spread further to the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. As Ukraine prepares for another assault from Russian-backed separatists, what steps should the United States and NATO take to help Ukraine withstand Russian aggression? 


General Wesley K. Clark, Former Allied Commander, NATO
In thirty-eight years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of our-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author and teacher.  In September 2003, he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. Clark has chaired several public and private companies, and is a progressive leader in pursuing energy solutions. Clark founded Wesley K. Clark & Associates in 2004, which uses his expertise, relationships, and extensive international reputation and experience in the fields of energy, alternative energy, corporate and national security, logistics, aerospace and defense, and investment banking. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), silver star, bronze star, purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France).

The Hon. Jan M. Lodal, Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council 
Jan Lodal is the Chairman of Lodal & Company. He served as President of the Atlantic Council of the United States from October 2005 until the end of 2006. Previously, he served as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council. He was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Intelus Inc. and Cofounder of American Management Systems, Inc. During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Mr. Lodal served on the White House staff as Deputy for Program Analysis to Henry A. Kissinger, and during the Johnson administration as Director of the NATO and General Purpose Force Analysis Division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Lodal is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, a Trustee of the American Boychoir, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is the author of numerous articles on public policy, arms control, and defense policy, and of The Price of Dominance: the New Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Challenge to American Leadership.