Wesley Clark

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Person.png Wesley Clark   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(soldier, whistleblower)
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Born1944-12-23
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
SpouseGertrude Kingston
ExposedUnited States/Foreign policy
Member ofAtlantic Council/Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, British-North American Committee, Center for Strategic and International Studies/Board and Staff, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, French-American Foundation/Young Leaders, National Endowment for Democracy/Board

Employment.png Supreme Allied Commander Europe Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 11, 1997 - May 3, 2000
EmployerNATO
Preceded byGeorge Joulwan
Succeeded byJoseph Ralston

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. is a retired general of the United States Army. He commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000.

Wesley Clark on Democracy Now! about the Pentagon's decision to invade Iraq.

Opinions

“And what happened in 9/11 is we didn’t have a strategy, we didn’t have bipartisan agreement, we didn’t have American understanding of it and we had instead a policy coup in this country, a coup, a policy coup. Some hard nosed people took over the direction of American policy and they never bothered to inform the rest of us.”
Wesley Clark (2007)  [1]

Overheard in The Pentagon

Wesley Clark reported in 2007 that:

“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”
Wesley Clark (2007-03-02)  [2]

Kosovo

Incident at Pristina airport 1999

When, during the Kosovo war, Russian troops secured the Pristina airport, Clark gave commands to the effect of overpowering, and/or destroying them. The British commander James Blunt started to ask questions and General Mike Jackson called it off, not wanting to create a situation that could lead to WW3.[3][4][5] Clark then wanted to get helicopters landed on the runway, blocking incoming Russian transport aircraft. Another (American) commander refused this request as well.[6]

Democrcy Now! interview 2004

In 2004 Jeremy Scahill for Democracy Now! interviewed Clark about the "targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yugoslavia, his bombing of Radio Television Serbia, the use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium".[7]



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