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EP 88: General Wesley Clark on Vietnam, the Wars in Bosnia & Kosovo, and the Future of the U.S.

My guest today is General Wesley Clark. In his 38 years of military service, he served in various positions including Director of Strategic Plans and Policy during the War in Bosnia and NATO commander and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe leading Operation Allied Force during the war in Kosovo.

Today General Clark will talk about the harrowing experience that earned him a Silver Star in Vietnam and what strategic mistakes were made in that war. He'll talk about leading the allied campaign during the war in Kosovo, his first impressions of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, and how Milosevich was evaded justice for his war crimes. He'll discuss how he rethought the traditional organization of our military to give greater strategic responsibility to soldier on the ground plus General Clark speaks about the war in Iraq, the 2016 election, and why he likes Ike.

Special thanks to the Milken Institute for hosting this interview during the 2016 Milken Global Conference. Visit to learn more.

If you enjoyed my conversation with General Wesley Clark, you can follow him on Twitter at @GeneralClark or visit his consulting firm's website at I would also encourage you to read his excellent book A Time to Lead: Duty, Honor, Country.

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