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Retired Adm. James Stavridis draws lessons from Navy history in new book 'To Risk It All'10:37
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A sailor looks up in this official U.S. Navy photograph. (National Archives, via Naval History and Heritage Command)
A sailor looks up in this official U.S. Navy photograph. (National Archives, via Naval History and Heritage Command)

In his new book "To Risk it All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision," retired Adm. James Stavridis draws lessons from the history of the United States Navy.

Here & Now's Scott Tong speaks with Stavridis, managing director of The Carlyle Group. He was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 2009 to 2013.

A sailor on a ship. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
A sailor on a ship. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
Engraving by G.R. Hall, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel. (Published by Johnson, Fry & Company, New York, 1858. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph)
Commodore Stephen Decatur. Engraving by G.R. Hall, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel. (Published by Johnson, Fry & Company, New York, 1858. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph)

Book excerpt: 'To Risk It All'

By James Stavridis 

From "To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision." Published by arrangement with Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2022 by James Stavridis.

This segment aired on May 30, 2022.

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