General Wesley K. Clark, USA (Ret.), was Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, from 1997 to 2000, a military analyst for CNN from 2001 to 2003, and is chairman of Wesley K. Clark & Associates. The article in this issue is based on his new book, Winning Modern Wars: Iraq, Terrorism, and the American Empire, to be published this month by Public Affairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. (October 2003)

IN THE REVIEW

Iraq: What Went Wrong

The decisive phase of the American campaign to invade Iraq and seize Baghdad was remarkably successful. Basically, the operation succeeded because of the competence of the fighting units, especially the men and women handling weapons and equipment. Without the edge their abilities gave us, the air forces could not have …