Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism And The American Empire

Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism And The American Empire

by Wesley Clark

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Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism And The American Empire by Wesley Clark

The CNN military analyst and author of Waging Modern War examines the military lessons learned from the war in Iraq, the sobering consequences of victory, and the implications for America's imperial role.

General Wesley K. Clark's Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat, a Washington Post bestseller, examined his experience directing the NATO-led war in Kosovo. As Clark saw it, the Kosovo war-limited in scope, measured in effect, extraordinarily complex in execution, waged with an uneven coalition, with instantaneous media coverage, and with a duration measured in days and not years, would serve as a model for contemporary war. He has been proven right.

In Winning Modern Wars, General Wesley Clark writes about how the issues and principles discussed in his earlier book were evident in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever the war on terrorism has taken us or may take us next, providing a frank and revealing analysis of the gains, risks, and shortfalls of America's current approach and offering informed alternatives to that approach.

What Clark, currently a much-watched and much-admired military analyst on CNN and one of the most decorated and influential officers of his generation, has to say on our national plans and tactics-and the lessons of empire-is invaluable, reminded us that as we celebrate our successes, we must also tend to their consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586482183
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/29/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Wesley Clark was Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, from 1997 to 2000, a military analyst for CNN from 2001 to 2003 and is chairman of Wesley K. Clark & Associates. He served previously as director of strategic plans and policy for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon from 1994 to 1996 and was the lead military negotiator for the Bosnian Peace Accords at Dayton in 1995. He is in business in Little Rock, Arkansas and Washington, D.C. and a 2004 Democratic candidate for President of the United States.

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