The Accidental Admiral: A Sailor Takes Command at NATO by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.). "... Known as an innovator and an early adapter of technology and social media, Stavridis' ability to think "outside the box" and sail in uncharted waters is unmatched. He shares his insight on leadership, strategic communications, planning and the convergence of threats that will confront the United States and its allies in the near future... The Accidental Admiral offers an intimate look at the challenges of directing NATO operations in Afghanistan and military intervention in Libya, preparing for possible war in Syria, countering cyberthreats and confronting pirates, all while cutting NATO's operational staff by a third due to budget restrictions by the twenty-eight nations of the Alliance ..." Hardcover.