Professor Wesley K. Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Professor Wesley K. Clark
  • Oxford University
War is not only about militaries and technologies. It’s also about how nations are governed. It’s a function of politics and the types of leaders who emerge. It’s about the clash of ideas, interests, and rivalries both within and beyond national borders.

Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general during 38 years of military service. He graduated first in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar to study at Oxford University, where he earned his M.A. in Economics.

As a young officer in Vietnam, Gen. Clark commanded an infantry company and suffered severe wounds in combat. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade, and division levels, including the famed 1st Cavalry Division. He was also Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, working with U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke to negotiate an end to the conflict in Bosnia.

Gen. Clark’s military career culminated as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, during which he led combined forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, protecting Kosovo Albanians from ethnic cleansing. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five times), U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal (twice), Silver Star, Bronze Star (twice), and Purple Heart.

Since retiring from the Army, Gen. Clark has authored four books, including Winning Modern Wars, Waging Modern War, and A Time to Lead. He ran for U.S. President in the 2004 Democratic primary campaign, winning the Oklahoma primary before withdrawing.

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  1. American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

    American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

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    Gen. Wesley Clark explores America’s armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War in the mid 18th century to the Global War on Terrorism in the 21st, covering battles such as Gettysburg, D-Day, and Operation Desert Storm. You learn military history the military way—analyzing tactics, strategy, logistics, leadership, training, and other factors that go into winning battles and ultimately wars.
  2. (Set) American Military History & America’s Founding Fathers Set

    (Set) American Military History & America’s Founding Fathers

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore the history that made America what it is today with this two-course set. In American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents, a retired four-star general guides you through three centuries of America’s wars—including his. Then, uncover how America’s Founding Fathers played their own unique roles in shaping the grand story of the U.S. Constitution with America’s Founding Fathers.
  3. (Set) American Military History & The Decisive Battles of World History Set

    (Set) American Military History & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Examine the military encounters that most profoundly affected history with this two-course set. Start by hearing the hard-won lessons of America’s wars from a decorated combat veteran and former NATO commander with American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, Enjoy a sweeping course that spans from chariot battles in ancient Egypt to modern conflict with The Decisive Battles of World...
  4. (Set) American Military History & World War II Set

    (Set) American Military History & World War II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Dig deep into how America became a superpower with this two-course set. Study warfare the way it’s taught at the United States Military Academy with American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, engross yourself in a comprehensive overview one of the largest events in history with World War II: A Military and Social History.
  5. (Set) American Military History & American Civil War Set

    (Set) American Military History & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Examine how wars have played a crucial role in defining the United States and its place in the world with this two-course set. First, a retired four-star general guides you through three centuries of America’s wars—including his—with American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, discover the real reasons behind the Civil War and get a blow-by-blow description of what happened in each...
  6. (Set) The Agency & American Military History Set

    (Set) The Agency & American Military History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Explore the history of intelligence gathering and warfare in the United States with this two-course set. In The Agency: A History of the CIA, explore the inner workings of the Central Intelligence Agency and its successful-and disastrous-operations. Then, ground your understanding of the CIA in the larger context of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to the Global War on Terrorism with...
  7. (Set) American Military History & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Set

    (Set) American Military History & History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take a new look at military history with this two-course set. Hear one of America’s top generals analyze the battles that made America what it is today in American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents. Then, explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history with History’s Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach.
  8. (SET) Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime & American Military History Set

    (SET) Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime & American Military History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    America’s favorite sport and its military prowess are the subject of two history courses we’ve paired together for the first time. Change the way you think about America’s pastime with a look at the growth of early baseball in Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime. Then, join General Wesley K. Clark for a look at the full scope of the nation’s armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War...