He was educated at Haileybury and crewed in Lowestoft fishing smacks without engines during the holidays.During the 1930s he served in the battleships Valiant and Warspite and the destroyer Anthony in the Mediterranean fleet.
His 48,000-mile voyage between 19, with his West Indian crewman Stanley Mathurin, included nine months shipwrecked on the coral atoll of Palmerston in the Cook Islands in the empty Pacific.
Undaunted, and with the help of the descendants of William Marsters, a cooper who had colonised the atoll with his three Polynesian wives in the 19th century, Clark rebuilt his boat well enough to continue sailing her for the next 20 years.
The Afghanistan strategy Mc Master is pushing, with the support of Defense Secretary James Mattis, would send roughly 3,000-5,000 U. and NATO troops to Afghanistan, according to a separate source familiar with the internal deliberations. troops to Afghanistan follows a decision made last year by then-President Barack Obama, who announced in July that 8,400 U. troops would remain in Afghanistan through January 2017 because of the “precarious” security situation there, undoing his previous plan to draw down to 5,500 by the time he left office." data-reactid="25", the new strategy “would authorize the Pentagon, not the White House, to set troop numbers in Afghanistan and give the military far broader authority to use airstrikes to target Taliban militants.” The hope is that by increasing pressure on the Taliban, it will force them to the negotiating table with more favorable terms for Kabul and Washington. Post reported that “those opposed to the plan have begun to refer derisively to the strategy as ‘Mc Master’s War,’” and this particular criticism is repeated in a handful of negative stories about Mc Master that have already cropped up this week.
I think some people are giving him the rope to get it through, hoping he hangs himself with it,” one senior intelligence official said. troops to Afghanistan follows a decision made last year by then-President Barack Obama, who announced in July that 8,400 U. troops would remain in Afghanistan through January 2017 because of the “precarious” security situation there, undoing his previous plan to draw down to 5,500 by the time he left office.
After surviving the sinking of the battlecruiser Repulse on December 10, Clark became naval air liaison officer at the combined headquarters in Singapore.
Gloomily studying maps showing the enemy's advance, he and Major Angus Rose of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders proposed commando raids behind enemy lines.
The end to Clark's prison term was signalled in January 1945 when his camp was overflown during an attack on the oil depots at Palembang: Clark was cheered to see an aircraft with "Royal Navy" emblazoned on its underside.
A few weeks later he was transferred to Changi prison, at which he said the food and conditions were luxurious compared to Palembang.
After spending a night in a fishing hut, he went ashore at Sumatra some 36 hours later.
He then stole a canoe to go upriver with a small party of other escapees who had rallied to him.
But several accurate rounds from the ship soon reduced his launch to a shambles, with fires in the fo'c'sle and engine room.