Don't' Wait for the Next War: A Discussion on Strategy with General Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.)

Introduction by:
Karen Tramontano
CEO, Blue Star Strategies
Board Director, Atlantic Council

A Discussion with:
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.)
Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates
Board Director, Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Vago Muradian
Defense News

Welcome by:
Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security to hear from General Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) as he outlines a strategy for American growth and global leadership. The event will take place at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters on October 9, 2014 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
As a former supreme allied commander Europe and renowned military leader, General Clark is widely noted for being an exceptional strategic thinker. As the United States winds down from a decade of war and finds itself once again at the precipice of a new prolonged conflict, the country must chart a new strategic course to achieve success. Beyond those issues, terrorism, cybersecurity, financial instability, the rise of China, and global climate change will pose challenges and opportunities for the United States which, without a defined and robust strategy, would prove very difficult to effectively manage.

To meet these challenges, General Clark will outline what the United States should do to remain the global leader and prosper in this new global environment. He also will provide his rationale for why the United States should relearn the art of strategy to succeed now and into the future.

General Clark is a retired four-star general in the United States Army, and served as supreme allied commander Europe, where he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, the war in Kosovo. He is chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm, and is the author of Winning Modern Wars and Waging Modern War. He serves as a board director of the Atlantic Council.

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