NATO commander visits
U.S. Gen. Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces, spoke on The Role of U.S. Forces in Europe at a conference Wednesday, Aug. 4, presented by the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the Program on International Security Policy at the University. Clarks presentation, which was given in the University Law School auditorium, focused on NATOs air-strike campaign in Kosovo and Serbia and on the continuing military peacekeeping missions in Europe. The conference, titled The Future of U.S. Military Presence in Europe, featured topics such as the strategic relevance of Europe, new missions for NATO, appropriate changes to U.S. forces and new challenges for the U.S. military. Also speaking at the conference were Charles Glaser, Professor and Deputy Dean of the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; John Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and Director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University; and John Hamre, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.