Can America have a real national strategy and move forward without the focus of war?
As we emerge from a decade of expensive overseas wars, retired four-star general Wesley K. Clark identifies a new unifying national strategy to make the US independent of the Middle East, freeing the country to fully focus on the resurgence of China.
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Wesley K. Clark is a retired four-star general in the United States Army, and 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. He tweets at @GeneralClark.
Matthew Bishop is the Globalisation Editor of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine's US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief. Prior to that he was the London-based Business Editor.
He is the author of several books, including most recently an e-book, In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty, with Michael Green. Previous books include The Road from Ruin and Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World. Mr. Bishop is also the author of Essential Economics, the official Economist guide to economics, and several of The Economist's special report supplements, including most recently The Great Mismatch, about the future of jobs; A Bigger World, which examines the opportunities and challenges of the rise of emerging economies and firms; The Business of Giving, which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; Kings of Capitalism, which anticipated and analyzed the boom in private equity; and Capitalism and its Troubles, an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business. He is on Twitter as @mattbish.