General Wesley Clark Book Signing
Friday, October 24, 2014
Spaces are limited, so sign up soon
if you want to attend!
Hot off the press: Don't Wait for the Next War
As America emerges from a decade of expensive overseas wars, a renowned military leader, global affairs expert, and political commentator identifies a new unifying national strategy to make the US independent of the Middle East, freeing the country to focus fully on the resurgence of China.
America has always proved exceptional in its ability to rally around a common purpose. For much of the 20th century, this common purpose was war, but with the end of the Cold War came the end of America's sense of its strategic purpose in the world. After a decade of drift, the U.S. was violently dragged back into international conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our armed forces responded magnificently, but the sense of purpose was unclear, and few American citizens understood the cause for which their sons and daughters were fighting and dying.
War is a poor substitute for strategic vision, argues Wesley K. Clark, a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, in Don't Wait for the Next War. Now, with five long-term, persistent, interrelated, international challenges facing us - terrorism, cybersecurity, financial instability, the rise of China, and global climate change - Clark presents a new strategic vision for America. He argues that this "inflection point" can be a gift to American leadership, and a rallying cause around which we can build a sharp and forward-thinking national strategy.
General Clark 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.
General Clark will speak about his book, sign copies and be available to chat over drinks and dinner.
We will have copies of the book direct from the publisher for you to purchase at the event, so there is no need to order a copy from Amazon.
Friday 24 October from 6:30 p.m.
(talk starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
Hotel Métropole (www.metropolehotel.com)
Place De Brouckère 31
(Public transportation: Metro 1, 5: De Brouckère, Bus 29, 38, 63, 66, 71: Anspach-De Brouckère, Tram 3, 4, 31, 32: De Brouckère)
Contribution towards the expenses: €10 (€6 for students)
Optional drinks: cash bar
Optional dinner (3-course meal, 1/2 bottle of wine and water): €60 per head