Wesley „Wes“ Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein General a. D. der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) war. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Wesley Clark sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. Wählen Sie aus erstklassigen Inhalten zum. NATO-General Wesley Clark bekommt nur 13 Prozent Kerry gewinnt auch in New Hampshire. Seite 2 von 3: Wie oft bei solchen Ereignissen, gewannen fast alle.
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General Wesley Clark Navigation menu VideoYou can't use military retaliation against Iran, says General Wesley Clark 6/8/ · Gen. Wesley Clark on Trump and the protests: "We are seeing the turning of the tide" Former NATO supreme commander on Trump's threat to send in troops: "That is Author: Chauncey Devega. Wesley Clark, former US Army general and Supreme NATO Commander in Europe, announced Wednesday that he will run for President of the United States in as a Democrat, joining nine other Democratic candidates vying for the opportunity to challenge George W. Bush. Incongruously, Clark supporters and mainstream media seem to purport that he is. 6/22/ · Wesley Clark is married to Gertrude. He converted to Catholicism after his marriage, when he was serving in Vietnam. They have a son together named Wesley Clark Jr. Career and Net Worth. General Wesley Clark is a U.S Army veteran who has served for over 38 years in the US army.
In , he completed the professional officer's course at the U. His next assignment was as a training instructor to the Indiana Army National Guard ,  in which he was promoted to major on January 14, , more than 15 years after his promotion to captain.
Major Clark served as a deputy commander of the Civilian Conservation Corps district in Omaha, Nebraska , in —, between tours at the U.
Army War College in Army War College in March , where he received a promotion to lieutenant colonel on July 1.
Clark and Brigadier General Lesley J. McNair , later the commander of Army Ground Forces , selected the thousands of acres of unused land in Louisiana for military maneuvers in the Louisiana Maneuvers.
On April 17, Clark was promoted to the two-star rank of major general. Just two weeks before his 46th birthday, he was the youngest major general in the U.
Along with Eisenhower, he was sent to work out the feasibility of a cross-channel invasion of German-occupied Europe that year, based on the Germany first strategy , which had been agreed on by American and British military and political leaders the year before if the United States were to enter the conflict.
After a cross-channel invasion was ruled out for , attention was turned to planning for an Allied invasion of French North Africa , given the codename of Operation Gymnast, later Operation Torch.
In doing so he relinquished command of II Corps. Clark's duty was to prepare for Operation Torch. Eisenhower greatly appreciated Clark's contributions.
Clark, at the age of 46, was promoted to lieutenant general on November 11, , three days after the Torch landings. He was the youngest three-star general in the U.
Many officers, most notably Major General George S. Patton, Jr. Patton, in particular, believed Clark was "too damned slick" and believed Clark was much too concerned with himself.
The Fifth Army's initial mission was preparing to keep a surveillance on Spanish Morocco. On September 9, , the Fifth Army, composed of the U.
McCreery —to whom Clark would later scornfully refer as a "feather duster"—under Clark's command landed at Salerno codenamed Operation Avalanche. The invasion, despite good initial progress, was nearly defeated over the next few days by numerous German counterattacks and Major General Dawley, the VI Corps commander, was sacked and replaced by Major General John P.
Lucas , who himself was later sacked and replaced after his perceived failure during Operation Shingle. Clark was subsequently criticized by historians and critics for this near-failure, blamed on poor planning by Clark and his staff.
The Fifth Army, by now composed of five American divisions the 3rd , 34th , 36th and 45th Infantry , along with the 82nd Airborne and three British divisions 7th Armoured , 46th and 56th Infantry , operating alongside the British Eighth Army , under General Bernard Montgomery, subsequently advanced up the spine of Italy, and captured the Italian city of Naples on October 1, and crossed the Volturno Line in mid-October.
Progress, however, soon began to slow down, due to German resistance, lack of Allied manpower in Italy, and the formidable German defenses known as the Winter Line , which was to hold the Allies up for the next six months.
When handing over the U. Butler , claimed "I don't know, but I don't believe the enemy is in the convent. All the fire has been from the slopes of the hill below the wall.
Clark's conduct of operations in the Italian Campaign is controversial, particularly during the actions around the German Winter Line, such as the U.
American military historian Carlo D'Este called Clark's choice to take the undefended Italian capital of Rome, after Operation Diadem and the breakout from the Anzio beachhead , in early June, rather than focusing on the destruction of the German 10th Army , "as militarily stupid as it was insubordinate".
Clark led the Fifth Army, now much reduced in manpower, having given up both the U. The initial stages went well until the autumn weather began and, as it did the previous year, the advance bogged down.
Clark was promoted to the four-star rank of general on March 10, , aged 48, the youngest in the United States Army. Early on the morning of January 28, , a PT boat carrying Clark to the Anzio beachhead , six days after the Anzio landings, was mistakenly fired on by U.
Several sailors were killed and wounded around him. The cable entwined the wing, forcing the Piper Cub into a rapid downward spiral.
The plane broke free of the cable after the third time around, leaving a large section of the wing behind. The fuel tank ruptured, spraying the fuselage with gasoline.
Miraculously, the pilot managed to land safely in a cornfield. Later in , as Commander in Chief of US Forces of Occupation in Austria , Clark gained experience negotiating with Communists, which he would put to good use a few years later.
Clark served as deputy to the U. Secretary of State in and attended the negotiations for an Austrian treaty with the Council of Foreign Ministers in London and Moscow.
Clark later withdrew his nomination on January 13, , following protests from Texas Senator Tom Connally and Protestant groups. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled.
Liberation is at hand. Liberation — the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air.
Yet a bit more work and some careful reckoning need to be done before we take our triumph… read more. 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. He graduated as valedictorian of the class of at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford , where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
He later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master's degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the U. Army, receiving many military decorations , several honorary knighthoods , and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Clark joined the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination as a candidate in , but withdrew from the primary race in , after winning the Oklahoma state primary, endorsing and campaigning for the eventual Democratic nominee, John Kerry.
Clark leads a political action committee , "WesPAC", which he formed after the primaries   and used to support Democratic Party candidates in the midterm elections.
Between July and November , he was an honorary special advisor to Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta on economic and security matters.
Clark's father's family was Jewish; his paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from Belarus in response to the Pale of Settlement and anti-Jewish violence from Russian pogroms.
Naval Reserve as an ensign during World War I, although he never participated in combat. Kanne, living in Chicago , became involved with ward politics in the s as a prosecutor and served in local offices.
Roosevelt as the party's presidential candidate  though his name does not appear on the published roll of convention delegates.
His mother was of English ancestry and was a Methodist. Clark was born Wesley Kanne in Chicago on December 23, His father Benjamin died on December 6, ; his mother then moved the family to Little Rock, Arkansas.
The move was made to escape the cost of living in the city of Chicago, for the support Veneta's family in Arkansas could provide, and her feeling of being an outsider to the religion of the Kanne family.
Wesley's name was changed to Wesley Kanne Clark. Victor Clark's name actually replaced that of Wesley's biological father on his birth certificate , something Wesley would later say that he wished they had not done.
He helped take their swim team to the state championship, filling in for a sick teammate by swimming two legs of a relay. He later said that Douglas MacArthur 's famous " Duty, honor, country " speech was an important influence on his view of the military.
The speech was given to the class of several months before Clark entered West Point, but a recording was played for his class when they first arrived.
Clark sat in the front in many of his classes, a position held by the highest performer in class. The valedictorian is first to choose a career specialty in the Army, and Clark selected armor.
Clark applied for a Rhodes Scholarship during his senior year at West Point, and learned in December that he had been accepted. While he was at Oxford, a Jewish cousin of Clark's who lived in England telephoned him and informed him of his Jewish heritage, having received permission from Veneta Clark.
He worked as a staff officer, collecting data and helping in operations planning, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his work with the staff. In February, only one month into his command, he was shot four times by a Viet Cong soldier with an AK The wounded Clark shouted orders to his men, who counterattacked and defeated the Viet Cong force.
Clark had injuries to his right shoulder, right hand, right hip, and right leg, and was sent to Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania , to recuperate.
He was awarded the Silver Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge for his actions during the encounter. Clark converted to Catholicism, his wife Gertrude's religion, while in Vietnam.
He saw his son, Wesley Clark, Jr. Clark has said this command is what made him decide to continue his military career past the eight-year commitment required by West Point, which would have concluded in He then served as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point for three years from July to Clark graduated as the Distinguished Graduate and George C.
Clark's theory was one of applying force swiftly to achieve escalation dominance, a concept that would eventually become established as U.
Clark was promoted to major upon his graduation from the CGSC. He was one of 14 appointed out of 2, applicants. Clark was approached during his fellowship to help push for a memorial to Vietnam veterans.
He worked with the movement that helped lead to the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.
Clark served in two commands with the 1st Armored Division based in Germany from August to February , first as S-3 of the 3rd Battalion, 35th Armor and then as S-3 for 3rd Brigade.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his work with the division. The brigade commander had also said that "word of Major Clark's exceptional talent spread", and in one case reached the desk of then Supreme Allied Commander Alexander Haig.
Haig personally selected Clark to serve as a special assistant on his staff, a post he held from February to June As a result of his work on Haig's staff, Clark was promoted to lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit.
After his European post, he moved on to Fort Carson, Colorado , where he served first as the executive officer of the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from August to February , then as the commander of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor , 4th Infantry Division from February to July Clark graduated in June , and was promoted to full colonel in October Following his graduation, Clark worked in Washington, D.
Veneta Clark, Wesley's mother, died of a heart attack on Mother's Day in Regarding his term as brigade commander, one of his battalion commanders called Clark the "most brilliant and gifted officer [he'd] ever known".
The BCTP was created to use escalation training to teach senior officers war-fighting skills, according to the commanding general at the time.
The Gulf War occurred during Clark's command, and many National Guard divisional round-out brigades trained under his command.
Multiple generals commanding American forces in Iraq and Kuwait said Clark's training helped bring about results in the field and that he had successfully begun training a new generation of the military that had moved past Vietnam-era strategy.
He was awarded another Legion of Merit for his "personal efforts" that were "instrumental in maintaining" the NTC, according to the citation.
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.
A best-selling author, General Clark has written four books andis a frequent contributor on TV and to newspapers. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher.
He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy JWesley „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. Wesley „Wes“ Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein General a. D. der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) war. Wesley Kanne Clark (* Dezember in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein hochdekorierter ehemaliger General der US Army. Als Supreme Allied Commander. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Wesley Clark sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. Wählen Sie aus erstklassigen Inhalten zum.