Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 29
David Cameron is being lined up as a contender to be the next secretary general of NATO, the Daily Mail reported Dec. 29.
Officials believe the former prime minister is the most likely candidate to be successful if Theresa May wants to get a Briton appointed to Europe's top defence job.
It comes with a tax-free salary of 260,624 euros (£222,019), although Mr Cameron is thought to be earning up to £2,000 a minute on the lucrative speaking tour circuit after stepping down as an MP after 15 years in September.
Following the Brexit vote Britain has pledged to play a greater role in the US-led military alliance.
The current Nato boss, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, will finish his term in either 2018 or 2019.
Britain has held the position three times, with Lord Ismay serving as the first secretary general from 1952 to 1957, then Lord Carrington from 1984 to 1988 and Lord Robertson from 1999 to 2003. But advisers think Britain's best chances of securing the leadership again are to put forward an ex-PM as “more recently former prime ministers have won out over foreign or defense ministers”.