James Stavridis


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Our allies will react very badly to this ... It's just going to continue to affect us going forward.feedback
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May 16 2017 Russia
James Stavridis has been quoted 33 times. The one recent article where James Stavridis has been quoted is WannaCry is like a 'pandemic' - hopefully it burns itself out, says ex-NATO commander. Most recently, James Stavridis was quoted as having said, “The key here is its global nature. We've never seen something sweep across the planet at this speed. It's very worrisome. Let's hope that this one will burn itself out. We outta wake up to the real potential of a devastating attack in this way.”.
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Certainly the Obama administration, particularly by the end of its 8-year run, was very cautious in moving forward with any kind of military activity. A new administration I think naturally is going to be spring-loaded to move out and demonstrate something. When we look at evidently very little actual intelligence out, the loss of a high performance aircraft and above all the loss of a highly trained special forces member of SEAL Team 6, I think we need to understand why this mission, why now, what happened, and what the actual output was.feedback

What I'm concerned about is what happens when Lt. Gen. McMaster is on a track that is in disagreement with other figures in the White House, notably [policy adviser] Steve Bannon? The essence of this brilliant scholar-warrior is that he will speak truth to power.feedback

One minute NATO is obsolete - the next minute he loves NATO. One minute NATO is an impediment and doesn't do anything for terrorism - the next minute NATO is the centerpiece of the global fight. Because of his personality: he's calm, he's centered, he's thoughtful, he's widely regarded with respect on both sides of the aisle in the United States.feedback

I think the relationships between the president-elect and the current leadership of the CIA, the NSA and indeed the director of national intelligence are irreparably broken at this point. So let's get a new director of national intelligence, let's get a new head of the CIA in place.feedback

Let's have a clean slate of relationships and then we can have the president, after he's sworn in, take a new approach to the intelligence community. We've got to have that because otherwise we're going to have complete dysfunctionality in our national security.feedback

I think declaring something an act of war, let's face it, is the ultimate red line.feedback

They lashed out with a cyberattack against Sony Pictures, an American corporation, did tens of millions of dollars of kinetic damage to Sony as well as a great deal of reputational damage. So it's not just big nations coming at big nations, it's also small nations going at big nations.feedback

That idea of interagency cooperation is key to protecting us in the cyber realm.feedback

Mitt Romney would be a move toward a more centrist foreign policy that I think would be helpful for the Trump administration in terms of reassuring global allies, partners and friends.feedback

I think he will play to the darker angels of this administration in terms of adopting very, very aggressive stance, very hard power, very anti-Islam.feedback

It's well known that there's great deal of offshore money moved outside of Russia from oligarchs.feedback

I would quote a Russian proverb, which is, Probe with bayonets. When you hit mush, proceed. When you hit steel withdraw.' I think unless we stand up to this kind of cyber attack from Russia, we'll only see more and more of it in the future.feedback

The trend lines are very bad. We're not in a new Cold War, but we're edging close to one.feedback

He is going to continue to maintain power, and part of doing that is demonstrating that he can thumb his nose at the West any time he wants to.feedback

They appear to be lessening their demands for the ouster of Assad in deference to their new relationship with Russia.feedback

In order to create a 'buffer zone,' Turkey would have to keep a significant force on the Syrian side of the border.feedback

The fundamental Turkish red line is not Assad. It is against the formation of a Kurdish state.feedback

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