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Stavridis to take over at US European Command

Stavridis to take over at US European Command

Navy Adm. James Stavridis is taking over as head of the U.S. European Command in a changeover that also makes him NATO's top military commander.
Stavridis, who until now headed the U.S. Southern Command, is taking over from Army Gen. John Craddock at a ceremony in southern Germany Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen are scheduled to attend.