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An Interview with Admiral Stavridis

Over at USNI, a Naval Academy Midshipman has the opportunity to interview the Commander of the U.S. European Command, Admiral Stavridis.  It's a short answer format and some of it is academy based (but not all).  Here's a taste:

...How is EUCOM adapting to China’s rise in military power?

 Working with them in piracy off the horn of Africa and seeking zones of cooperation in other global security challenges, e.g. in Iran and Afghanistan, for example.

As Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, what are the difficulties in aligning the goals and needs of twenty-eight separate militaries?

The challenge is connecting all the different cultures, languages, and national approaches—but the only thing harder than tackling security challenge with allies is trying to solve them alone...

Go check it out.