Recently, the Modern War Institute hosted its annual Class of 2006 War Studies Conference. This theme of this year’s conference was “Blurred Lines: Civil-Military Relations and Modern War.” Over three days at the United State Military Academy, the conference brought together distinguished representatives from the private sector, government, academia, the think-tank community, and the joint military services to debate and discuss issues related to modern war and warfare.

The conference began with a keynote discussion featuring retired Gen. Wesley Clark, moderated by Boston Globe columnist Indira Lakshmanan. He reflected on his military career, including his experience in the Balkans in the 1990s, and what that experience taught him about civil-military relations.

Watch the video of the discussion below. You can also watch videos of other keynotes and all panel discussions, and red the full conference report by clicking here.