Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership 

October 14, 2014

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Santa Monica 


Speakers

Wesley K. Clark, retired four-star Army general and  former supreme allied commander of NATO

Videos

Description

As America emerges from more than a decade of arduous wars, a renowned military leader, global affairs expert and political commentator identifies a new unifying national strategy for freeing the U.S. from the Middle East's tribulations and enabling it to focus on the rise of China.
Wesley K. Clark

At this Milken Institute Forum, Wesley K. Clark discussed his book "Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership," which emphasizes America's sense of strategic purpose in the world.

As a retired four-star Army general, Clark argues that war is a poor substitute for strategic vision. He instead advocates for energy independence, and further, making America the next leading energy supplier.

Dont Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

Will the U.S. rediscover its purpose and reinvent itself as a driver of progress? "Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership" outlines the smartest path for America in its role as global leader.

Wesley K. 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 member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and is the recipient of many awards, including the Purple Heart and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.