Supreme Allied Commander Europe attends seminar in Paris

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PARIS, France — French navy Vice Adm. Richard Laborde, the director of the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies and of Higher Military Training,left, and the French Chief of Defense, French navy Adm. Edouard Guillaud,right, present Supreme Allied Commander Europe U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis with a framed picture of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle May 7. They are standing in the Salon Des MarrÃchaux, a room inside the Ãcole Militaire, which was used by Emperor Napoleon as an office and is now used by Laborde. (Department of Defense photo)

PARIS, France — Supreme Allied Comander Europe, Navy Adm. James Stavridis and the French Chief of Defense, French navy Adm. Edouard Guillaud, walk in the Cour Morland at the Ãcole Militaire in Paris on May 7. (Department of Defense photo)

PARIS, France — Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Navy Adm. James Stavridis, addresses a think tank seminar at the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies on May 7. The purpose of the seminar is to allow SACEUR to meet with representatives from the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies, the Foundation for Strategic Research and the Institute for Strategic Research of the School, which represent some of France's preeminent defense think tanks. (Department of Defense photo)

PARIS, France — Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Navy Adm. James Stavridis, shakes hands with French navy Adm. Richard Laborde, the director of the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies and of Higher Military Training, as the French Chief of Defense, French navy Adm. Edouard Guillaud, looks on May 7. They are walking in the Cour Morland from the Ãcole Militaire as they prepare to attend a think tank seminar at the Auditorium Foch on May 7. (Department of Defense photo)

PARIS, France — Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Navy Adm. James Stavridis, attended a think tank seminar in Paris organized by the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies and of Higher Military Training on May 7.

The purpose of the seminar was to allow SACEUR to take part in discussions with representatives from the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN), the Foundation for Strategic Research and the Institute for Strategic Research of the Military School, which represent some of France's preeminent defense think tanks.

During his presentation, Stavridis discussed new threats facing NATO from cyber defense, terrorism, immigration, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and piracy. His comments echoed those of the French Chief of Defense, French navy Adm. Edouard Guillaud, who spoke just before Stavridis. Guillaud also discussed NATO's role in combating these threats, in particular Article 5 operations and collective defense.
 
This is the second time that Stavridis and Guillaud have met since Guillaud was recently appointed Chief of Defense.

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