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Say hi to Adm. James Stavridis, whom Defense Secretary Bob Gates just tapped to become NATO commander (or, for those who prefer formality, "Supreme Allied Commander-Europe," abbreviated to SACEUR). Stavridis is the Southern Command chief and widely known as a very capable and very ambitious officer. There’s never been a Naval officer at the helm of NATO before, so Stavridis has that new honor as well.

Crossposted to The Streak.