Talking ‘Smart Power’ With Admiral Stavridis

Talking ‘Smart Power’ With Admiral Stavridis

By Geraldine Cook
July 31, 2013

With one-liners like, “We are excellent at launching Tomahawk missiles; we need to get better at launching ideas,” it is not hard to appreciate why The New York Times labeled recently retired Admiral James Stavridis a “Renaissance admiral.” The former Aircraft Carrier Group Commander, author and overlord of all NATO missions, including the 2011 NATO-led operation in Libya, champions a revolutionary approach to the most vexing conflicts of our day.

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