Clinton is vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis for VP: source

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 4:45 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

"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."

(Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Leslie Adler)