Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, testifies before a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on ''Diplomacy, Development, and National Security'' on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS
The U.S. presidential campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis as a potential vice presidential running mate, a source with knowledge of the process confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday.
Stavridis, 61, is the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a former supreme allied commander of NATO.
"Admiral Stavridis is one of the finest military officers of his generation," Michele Flournoy, a former under secretary at the U.S. Department of Defense, told Reuters in a statement.
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WNU Editor: He is not going to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, but I do see retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis being a key National Security official in Hillary Clinton's administration should she win the Presidency.