Report: Clinton vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis for VP

July 13, 2016 03:13

 The US 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 US Department of Defense, told Reuters in a statement.

"He is a person of great ability and integrity, and an exceptional leader. He has the talents, experience, judgment and temperament to serve the American people at the highest levels of our government."

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