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|" Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign is vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis as a potential vice presidential running mate Derek Barnett Jersey , a source with knowledge of the process told Reuters on Tuesday.
Stavridis is dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University near Boston 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.""
The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the vetting of Stavridis. Stavridis likewise declined to comment on the process.
Flournoy, who formed a think tank after leaving the Defense Department and is advising the Clinton campaign on foreign policy, also did not comment on the vetting process.
Flournoy is thought to be a probable Clinton pick for defense secretary if the presumptive Democratic nominee wins the White House on Nov. 8.
Stavridis and Clinton worked closely together when he was at NATO and she led the U.S. State Department during Democratic President Barack Obama's first term.
Introducing Clinton at a 2013 awards dinner, Stavridis said, ""She does the work of two, of 20, of 200 with her energy, with her enthusiasm and with her boundless determination to improve our world,"" and praised her use of ""smart power.""
In a 2012 TED talk on global security, Stavridis began by saying: “My thesis for us today is, instead of building walls to create security, we need to build bridges.""
Clinton has used similar rhetoric about the role of international diplomacy on the campaign trail.
Stravidis was senior military assistant to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the George W. Bush administration during the early years of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. That could provide presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with a line of political attack.
Trump has throughout the campaign criticized Clinton for, as a U.S. senator, voting in favor of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Trump expressed early concerns about the operation's cost.
Another political millstone could be a 2012 Defense Department inspector general's report that said Stavridis had failed to obtain prior authorization to use a government aircraft during an unofficial trip and submitted improper travel expenses. Stavridis was cleared of misconduct.
Stavridis would bring military heft to Clinton's presidential ticket. Trump is considering Michael Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, for the No. 2 spot.
Flynn, a Democrat who is nonetheless fiercely critical of Obama's foreign policy, would be an unconventional choice for Trump. The wealthy New York businessman is formally vetting former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Other potential vice presidential picks said to be on Clinton's short list are U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tim Kaine of Virginia, according to news reports. Clinton campaigned alongside Warren in Ohio last month and is set to campaign with Kaine in his home state on Thursday. Her campaign has not confirmed that either is being formally vetted.
HAVANA， June 23 (Xinhua) -- The ceasefire deal signed between the Colombian government and the largest rebel group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) won worldwide praise on Thursday， as it brings the country's half-century civil war closer to an end.
The Colombian government and FARC Thursday signed a historic ceasefire deal at a ceremony in Havana which was attended by world dignitaries including Latin American heads of state and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Before the signing of the deal， the Colombian government and the rebel guerrilla group held more than three years of fraught talks in Cuba.
""Today is a historic day for Colombia after more than 50 years of deaths and confrontations，"" said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
The agreement sets up mechanisms for FARC to disarm and its transition toward the status of a political party or movement， although the disarmament process will not begin until a definitive peace treaty is signed.
Ban Ki-moon congratulated all the participants and invited all Colombians to make the agreement a reality in order to preserve peace in the country and the region.
""Let us work together to make the promise of peace sealed today in Havana a reality，"" said Ban.
Angel Gurria， secretary-general of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)， also welcomed the signing of the ceasefire agreement on Thursday.
""We celebrate this historic landmark in Colombia's peace process， as well as the roadmap for the guerrilla's demobilization announced today，"" said Gurria in a statement， adding the signing of the agreement ""will enhance Colombia's accession process to the OECD.""
""Although challenging issues remain as the two sides continue negotiating a final peace agreement， today's announcement represents important progress in ending Colombia's 52-year conflict，"" said Susan Rice， U.S. President Barack Obama's national security advisor， in a separate statement.
Cuban President Raul Castro hailed the agreement as a victory for Colombia， saying it reinforced the concept of Latin America as a place of peace.
Besides Humberto de la Calle， the head of the Colombian government delegation to the talks， and his FARC c
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