Don't Wait for the Next War
- A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership
- Narrated by: Donald Corren
- Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-10-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
War is a poor substitute for strategic vision, an decisions made in the heat of imminent conflict are often limited by theemotions of the moment. In Don't Wait forthe Next War, Wesley K. Clark, a retired four-star general of the US Armyand former Democratic candidate for president, presents a compelling argumentfor continued American global leadership and the basis on which it cansucceed: a new American strategy. America needs both new power and deeperperspective. The platform for American leadership is to use America's energyresources to spark sustainable economic growth, building new strength to dealwith pressing domestic issues like the deficit as well as the longer termchallenges to US security - terrorism, cyber threats, the next financial crisis,China's rising power, and climate change.
Such a strategy is not only achievable butessential, and it is urgently needed. This is the true test of American leadership for the next two decades, but it must start now so America has thepower and vision to deal with the acute crises that will inevitably come - in theMiddle East, Europe, or Asia.
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By geoffrey medweth on 02-07-15
Not What You Expect from a Military Man
Would you listen to Don't Wait for the Next War again? Why?
As this book is offered as a bit of a manifesto for America, one listening should suffice.
What did you like best about this story?
There is a balanced, and reasoned approach to Gen. Clark's views.
He has certainly live a very divergent life, and is not opposed to telling the reader/listener about that. I would not begrudge him that, as the aside from, considered research, a good portion of his plan for America is based upon his life experience.
What about Donald Corren’s performance did you like?
This is a solid performance, although a bit dry at times. In Mr. Corren's defense, the book does get a tad dry in places.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
A documentary the Republicans will trip over themselves to bad mouth.
Any additional comments?
I first head about this book when Gen. Clark appeared on the Daily Show. I was surprised that a military man would have such left leaning views.
That said this is hardly something that one would consider the work or a crazed leftist. It is a considered work, based on research, experience and common sense.