BILD-Interview mit Ex-US-General Wesley Clark (73) zu Syrien-Angriff |»Konflikt kann für Europa zum Verhängnis werden denn Russland. Wes ClarkVerifizierter Account @GeneralClark. Now America has secret police? Deployed against the wishes of local government! No names, no badges, look. Wesley „Wes“ Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein General a. D. der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) war.
NATO-General Wesley Clark bekommt nur 13 Prozent: Kerry gewinnt auch in New HampshireFinden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Wesley Clark sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. Wählen Sie aus erstklassigen Inhalten zum. Wesley „Wes“ Kanne Clark ist ein General a. D. der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander Europe war er auch Oberbefehlshaber der NATO-Streitkräfte im Kosovokrieg. Im Jahre bemühte er sich um die US-Präsidentschaftskandidatur der. BILD-Interview mit Ex-US-General Wesley Clark (73) zu Syrien-Angriff |»Konflikt kann für Europa zum Verhängnis werden denn Russland.
General Wesley Clark Marriage, Wife, and Kids VideoA Conversation with Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret., US Army) Von Constanze Stelzenmüller Er wuchs als Baptist in Little Rock auf und ging Pokerspieler eine öffentliche Schule. Barnes and Man kann Syrien nicht den Rücken zukehren. English/Nat General Wesley Clark has paid a farewell visit to Kosovo before he leaves office later this week. In Pristina, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Eu. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark responds to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis' released statement in which he said Americans must come together without President Trump. Source: CNN Politics of. Clark is now a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations and director of the Atlantic Council. F Four-star general Wesley Clark first came to public attention as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the US war on Serbia in , and was until recently a CNN military analyst. Early this year, a grassroots campaign to draft Clark to run for the presidency formed and, mostly through the internet, garnered many signatures. General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.) Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator. General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman and Founder of Enverra, Inc. a licensed investment bank; Chairman of Energy Security Partners, LLC; as well as numerous corporate.
He is active in energy, including oil and gas, biofuels, electric power and batteries, finance, and security.
During his business career he has served as an advisory, consultant or board member of over ninety private and publicly traded companies.
A best-selling author, General Clark has written four books andis a frequent contributor on TV and to newspapers.
The staff director was Maj. James G. Christiansen, USA Ret. The task force first met early November and in May submitted one Top Secret report for the President, and another unclassified for the Hoover Commission and Congress.
In , Clark was elected an honorary member of the South Carolina Society of the Cincinnati in recognition of his outstanding service to his country.
General Clark retired in when he stepped down as president of The Citadel. He lived in Charleston, South Carolina in retirement where he died on April 17, , shortly before his 88th birthday.
He was buried on the campus of The Citadel. Clark married Maurine Doran, daughter of Mr. Doran of Muncie, Ind. Clark died October 5, Their son was Maj.
William Doran Clark, U. Gordon H. Mark W. Fort Drum 's Clark Hall is named for him. Fort Drum is located near Clark's Madison Barracks birthplace, and Clark Hall is used for administrative in processing and out processing of soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division.
The term "intelligence community", created by the federal intelligence-review "Clark Task Force" General Clark headed from to , remains in use by the U.
Frederick , which came under Clark's command in the Italian Campaign. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American general. For other people named Mark Clark, see Mark Clark disambiguation.
The Citadel , Charleston, South Carolina. Maurine Doran. Further information: Battle of Rapido River.
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Volume 2, 76 pages, 13, 17— Calculated Risk. New York: Harper, From the Danube to the Yalu. New York: McGraw-Hill, Clark pushed for technological advancement in the army to establish a digital network for military command, which he called the "digitization of the battlefield".
Clark was in command during three separate deployments of forces from Fort Hood for peacekeeping in Kuwait. CounterPunch has alleged that Clark was, to some degree, involved in the Waco siege , where 76 Branch Davidians including David Koresh were killed during the FBI's final raid on the group's compound.
During this period, he also participated in "back-stopping" nuclear negotiations in Korea, planning the restoration of democracy in Haiti , shifting the United States Southern Command headquarters from Panama to Miami , imposing tougher restrictions on Saddam Hussein , rewriting the National Military Strategy , and developing Joint Vision for future US war-fighting.
Army regulations set a so-called "ticking clock" upon promotion to a three-star general, essentially requiring that Clark be promoted to another post within two years from his initial promotion or retire.
Congress approved his promotion to full general in June , and General John M. Shalikashvili signed the order. Clark said he was not the original nominee, but the first officer chosen "hadn't been accepted for some reason".
A Washington Post story was published claiming Clark had made the visit despite a warning from the U.
He said there had been no warning and no one had told him to cancel the visit, although two Congressmen called for his dismissal regardless.
Clark later said he regretted the exchange,  and the issue was ultimately resolved as President Clinton sent a letter defending Clark to the Congress and the controversy subsided.
Clark was sent to Bosnia by Secretary of Defense William Perry to serve as the military member to a diplomatic negotiating team headed by assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke.
Holbrooke later described Clark's position as "complicated" because it presented him with future possibilities but "might put him into career-endangering conflicts with more senior officers".
Following funeral services in Washington, D. European Command in the summer of by President Clinton. The Army had already selected another general for the post.
Because President Clinton and General Shalikashvili believed Clark was the best man for the post, he eventually received the nomination.
Shalikashvili noted he "had a very strong role in [Clark's] last two jobs". On September 22, , the United Nations Security Council introduced Resolution calling for an end to hostilities in Kosovo , and Richard Holbrooke again tried to negotiate a peace.
Then U. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tried to force Yugoslavia into allowing separation of Kosovo with the Rambouillet Agreement , which Yugoslavia refused.
Clark was not at the Rambouillet talks. And if they tell me to bomb you, I'm going to bomb you good. Resolution following Yugoslavia's refusal of the Rambouillet Agreement.
However, critics note that Resolution was a call for cessation of hostilities and does not authorize any organization to take military action.
Clark felt, however, that he was not being included enough in discussions with the National Command Authority , leading him to describe himself as "just a NATO officer who also reported to the United States".
Clark eventually secured an invitation to the summit, but was told by Cohen to say nothing about ground troops, and Clark agreed.
Clark returned to SHAPE following the summit and briefed the press on the continued bombing operations. Clark later defended his remarks, saying this was a "complete misunderstanding of my statement and of the facts," and President Clinton agreed that Clark's remarks were misconstrued.
Regardless, Clark received a call the following evening from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton , who said he had been told by Secretary Cohen to deliver a piece of guidance verbatim: "Get your fucking face off the TV.
No more briefings, period. That's it. The bombing campaign received criticism when it bombed the Radio Television of Serbia headquarters on April 23, The attack which killed sixteen civilian employees was labeled as a war crime by Amnesty International  and as an act of terrorism by Noam Chomsky.
The operation had been organized against numerous Serbian targets, including "Target , the Federal Procurement and Supply Directorate Headquarters", although the intended target building was actually meters away from the targeted area.
The embassy was located at this mistaken target, and three Chinese journalists were killed. Clark's intelligence officer called Clark taking full responsibility and offering to resign, but Clark declined, saying it was not the officer's fault.
Tenet would later explain in testimony before the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on July 22, , that the targeting system used street addresses, which gave inaccurate positions for air bombings.
He also said that the various databases of off-limit targets did not have the up-to-date address for the relatively new embassy location.
The bombing resulted in an estimated civilian deaths and wounded, as reported to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
This all came to a head on October 5 in the so-called Bulldozer Revolution. The Democratic Opposition of Serbia won a majority in parliamentary elections that December.
Russian forces had arrived in Kosovo and were heading for the airport on June 12, , two days after the bombing campaign ended, expecting to help police that section of Kosovo.
Clark, on the other hand, had planned for the Kosovo Force to police the area. Clark called then-Secretary General of NATO, Javier Solana , and was told "of course you have to get to the airport" and "you have transfer of authority" in the area.
The stand-off lasted two weeks. Russian forces continued to occupy the airport, until eventually an agreement was secured for them to be integrated into peace-keeping duties, while remaining outside of NATO command.
The refusal was criticized by some senior U. During hearings in the United States Senate , Senator John Warner suggested that the refusal might have been illegal, and that if it was legal, rules potentially should be changed.
Clark would retire soon after. Clark received another call from General Shelton in July in which he was told that Secretary Cohen wanted Clark to leave his command in April , less than three years after he assumed the post.
Ralston was not going to be appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff due to an extramarital affair in his past, and the SACEUR position was said to be the last potential post for him.
Clark spent the remainder of his time as SACEUR overseeing peacekeeper forces and, without a new command to take, was forced into retirement from the military on May 2, Rumors persisted that Clark was forced out due to his contentious relationship with some in Washington, D.
The Department of Defense said it was merely a "general rotation of American senior ranks". I'm not going to say whether I'm a Republican or a Democrat.
I'll just say Wes won't get my vote. Clark began a public speaking tour in the summer of and approached several former government officials for advice on work after life in government, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich , White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty , and Richard Holbrooke.
Clark took McLarty's advice to move back to Little Rock, Arkansas , and took a position with Stephens Inc, an investment firm headquartered there.
He took several other board positions at defense-related firms, and in March he amicably left Stephens Inc to found Wesley K.
He also authored forewords for a series of military biographies and a series of editorials. Clark is also a member of the Atlantic Council 's board of directors.
Clark has said that he began to truly define his politics only after his military retirement and the presidential election , won by George W. Clark had a conversation with Condoleezza Rice in which she told him that the war in Kosovo would not have occurred under Bush.
Clark found such an admission unsettling, as he had been selected for the SACEUR position because he believed more in the interventionist policies of the Clinton administration.
He said he would see it as a sign that things were "starting to go wrong" with American foreign policy under Bush.
He said the war was "never [about] WMD or regime change" and believes "the connection to the War on Terrorism was not shown.
Clark met with a group of wealthy New York Democrats including Alan Patricof to tell them he was considering running for the presidency in the election.
Patricof, a supporter of Al Gore in , met with all the Democratic candidates but supported Clark in Eisenhower and Harry S.
Truman , and was a registered independent voter throughout his military career. Clark stated that he decided he was a Democrat because "I was pro-affirmative action, I was pro-choice, I was pro-education I'm pro-health care I realized I was either going to be the loneliest Republican in America or I was going to be a happy Democrat.
A different website, DraftClark They had presented him with emails in May from throughout the country asking him to run.
One of DraftClark's founders, Brent Blackaby, said of the draft effort: "Just fifty-two years ago citizens from all over the country were successful in their efforts to draft General Eisenhower.
We intend to do the same in by drafting General Clark. If he runs, he wins. In June , Clark said that he was "seriously consider[ing]" running for president in an appearance on Meet the Press.
He acknowledged the influence of the Draft Clark movement, saying they "took an inconceivable idea and made it conceivable".
Clark's loyalty to the Democratic Party was questioned by some as soon as he entered the race. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled.
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Another Con Job from the Neo-Cons. Let it never be said the neo-conservatives are not persistent. But let's save that issue for another time.
The latest trick of the neo-cons is running retired General Wesley Clark for President as a Democrat. But not just any Democrat -- a "New Democrat.
Democracy Now! He didn't seem to be very antiwar at the time. I had as one of my tasks to go out over and over again to look at the civilian casualties of that have war.
At one point NATO bombed the hospital in which Yugoslav soldiers, against the rules of war, were hiding along with the patients and almost all the patients were killed.
This was the war, remember, where the first attack was made on a radio station, the Serb Radio and Television building. Since then we've had attacks twice on the Al Jazeera television station.
First of all in Afghanistan in , then killing their chief correspondent, and again in Baghdad, this year.
This was a general who I remember bombed series of bridges, in one of which an aircraft bombed the train and after, he'd seen the train and had come to a stop, the pilot bombed the bridge again.
I saw one occasion when a plane came in, bombed a bridge over a river in Serbia proper, as we like to call it, and after about 12 minutes when rescuers arrived, a bridge too narrow even for tanks, bombed the rescuers.
I remember General Clark telling us that more than Yugoslav tanks had been destroyed in the weeks of that war. And when the war came to an end, we discovered number of Yugoslav tanks destroyed were So this was not a man, frankly whom, if I were an American, would vote for, but not being an American, I don't have to.
Clark Also "Unprepared" for the Postwar? In his apparent quest for the Democratic Presidential nomination, General Wesley Clark rightly criticizes President Bush for waging a "pre-emptive" invasion of Iraq, and in particular for being "unprepared" for the post-invasion occupation of the country.
Yet these Democrats apparently have short memories. It was only four years ago that General Clark waged a war against Yugoslavia that had similarly shaky motives and spiraling postwar consequences.
Clark has whitewashed the Kosovo intervention as a "humanitarian" campaign to rescue Kosovar Albanians from Serbian "ethnic cleansing," even though it actually helped fuel the forced explusions.
The General credits NATO bombing of Serbian cities for bringing about the fall of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, even though Serbian democrats loudly objected that it undermined and delayed their ultimate victory.
Clark claims that the postwar NATO occupation brought "peace" to Kosovo, but he was clearly unprepared for the violent "ethnic cleansing" that took place on his watch, largely facilitated by his decisions, under the noses of his troops.
Democrats believe that Clark, as a former military officer, could make the party more viable on foreign affairs than it's been since a general named George Marshall was containing Communism under the command of a president named Harry Truman.
That's the conventional wisdom, though the staggering cost of the badly bungled Iraqi occupation has diminished the Republican advantage on defense no matter who runs against Bush.
While media commentary on Clark's prospective candidacy has been almost entirely favorable--even adulatory--it's worth looking back at a forgotten chapter in his military biography that occurred when Clark was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Commander In Chief for the US European Command.
Call it Clark's "High Noon" showdown. It's an incident that deserves scrutiny because Clark's claim to be an experienced leader in national security matters is tied, in significant part, to his record in the Balkans….
Clark: A Vain, Pompous Brown-noser. Clair, CounterPunch, June Anyone seeking to understand the bloody fiasco of the Serbian war need hardly look further than the person of the beribboned Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley K.
Politicians and journalists are generally according him a respectful hearing as he discourses on the "schedule" for the destruction of Serbia, tellingly embracing phrases favored by military bureaucrats such as "systematic" and "methodical".
The reaction from former army subordinates is very different. While Clark's official Pentagon biography proclaims his triumph in "transitioning the Division into a rapidly deployable force" this officer describes the "1st Horse Division" as "easily the worst division I have ever seen in 25 years of doing this stuff.
Even before the raid, members of the US Armed Forces, many of them in civilian dress, were around the compound. In the wake of the Feb 28 debacle Texas governor Anne Richards asked to consult with knowledgeable military personnel.
Subsequent congressional enquiry records that Richards met with Wesley Clark's number two, the assistant division commander, who advised her on military equipment that might be used in a subsequent raid.
Clark's man, at Richard's request, also met with the head of the Texas National Guard. Ultimately tanks from Fort Hood were used in the final catastrophic assault on the Branch Davidian compound on April Certainly the Waco onslaught bears characteristics typical of Gen.
Wesley Clark: the eagerness to take out the leader viz.