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National Security And Terrorism Quotes


"I'll stand with President Bush on national security, the war on terrorism and to disarm Saddam Hussein." - Jeanne Shaheen

"Only In America can a renowned and devoted terrorism supporter like Peter King be the arbiter of national security and treason." - Glenn Greenwald

"In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities." - Gijs De Vries

"We are ready to engage in international co-operation against terrorism with a view to safeguarding national interests and regional security and stability." - Li Peng

"In the area of national security, I urge the swift passage of an anti-terrorism law that will protect rather than subvert, enhance rather than weaken, the rights and liberties that terrorism precisely threatens with extinction." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism." - Sidney Blumenthal

"The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation's economic health into question." - Roger Mahony

"There seems to be some coverage these days that somehow terrorism is not a big problem. Or somehow, national security is all taken care of, and that's just not true." - Kellyanne Conway

"Immigration security is national security." - Kellyanne Conway

"I opposed the war in Iraq because I did not believe it was in our national security interest, and I still don't. What we [America] did was akin to taking a baseball bat to a beehive. Our primary security threat right now is terrorism -and by doing what we did in Iraq, we've managed to alienate a good part of the world and most of the allies whose intelligence and other help we need to combat and defeat terrorism." - Jerry Springer

"I opposed the war in Iraq because I did not believe it was in our national security interest, and I still don't. What we [America] did was akin to taking a baseball bat to a beehive. Our primary security threat right now is terrorism -and by doing what we did in Iraq, we've managed to alienate a good part of the world and most of the allies whose intelligence and other help we need to combat and defeat terrorism." - Jerry Springer

"I opposed the war in Iraq because I did not believe it was in our national security interest, and I still don't. What we [America] did was akin to taking a baseball bat to a beehive. Our primary security threat right now is terrorism -and by doing what we did in Iraq, we've managed to alienate a good part of the world and most of the allies whose intelligence and other help we need to combat and defeat terrorism." - Jerry Springer

"The programs supported by the International Affairs Budget are as essential to our national security as defense programs. Development and diplomacy protect our nation by addressing the root causes of terrorism and conflict. But it's not just about security. By building new markets overseas for American products, the International Affairs Budget creates jobs and boosts the economy here at home." - Tom Ridge

"Many of the benefits from keeping terrorism fear levels high are obvious. Private corporations suck up massive amounts of Homeland Security cash as long as that fear persists, while government officials in the National Security and Surveillance State can claim unlimited powers and operate with unlimited secrecy and no accountability." - Glenn Greenwald

"National security is vital for economic and social progress." - Paul Kagame

"Enhancing long term national security requires that we have a clear-eyed view of radical Islamic terrorism without ascribing radical Islamic terrorist views to all Muslims." - Jeff Flake

"Terrorism is a significant threat to peace and security, prosperity and people." - Ban Ki-moon

"Terrorism is a significant threat to peace and security, prosperity and people." - Ban Kimoon

"There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities." - Arlen Specter

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic." - Barack Obama

"We've seen a shift where people were often initially reluctant to call things terrorism until they knew for sure. And now they start out assuming it's terrorism and then work backwards and say it may or may not have been terrorism. And it does matter tremendously because of the resources involved. If it's a crime that's seen as a disturbed individual, then local police will handle it. If it's a crime that's seen as someone who might be linked to an international terrorist group, you get the vast federal U.S. national security bureaucracy as well as tremendous political attention." - Daniel Byman

"Right now, with terrorism and poverty and Wall Street and Social Security having problems, nudity should not be the issue." - Robin Thicke

"There is a terrorism which threatens security, honour, property and the like; there is a cultural terrorism which tears human identity apart; there is an information terrorism which deprives man of his freedom to breathe in an unpolluted atmosphere." - Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri

"Today, the security of Muslim countries in the region is being threatened by a blind terrorism scourge, Israel and America." - Ali Younesi

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"We have a media that goes along with the government by parroting phrases intended to provoke a certain emotional response - for example, "national security." Everyone says "national security" to the point that we now must use the term "national security." But it is not national security that they're concerned with; it is state security. And that's a key distinction." - Edward Snowden

"I would argue that we have a patriotic duty to move toward energy independence and clean energy. It is a matter of national security - energy security, climate security, economic security, job security, everything." - Van Jones

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"We have sold our birthright of freedom and justice for a mess of national security." - William Sloane Coffin

"We have to fight for our freedoms, also, economic and our national security freedoms." - Sarah Palin

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity," - Li Zhaoxing

"How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security." - Jim Fowler

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States." - Peter King

"WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States." - Peter T King

"A safe, affordable and plentiful supply of food is a national security issue." - Doug Ose

"The Patriot Act addresses various subjects. Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security." - Mike Honda

"The population becomes the internal enemy. Any sign of life, of protest, or even mere doubt, is a dangerous challenge from the standpoint of military doctrine and national security. So complicated mechanisms of prevention adn punishment have been developed ... To operate effectively, the repression must appear arbitrary. Apart from breathing, any human activity can constitute a crime ... State terrorism aims to paralyze the population with fear." - Eduardo Galeano

"And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation of Iraqi security or stability." - Rick Larsen

"It's becoming less and less the National Security Agency and more and more the national surveillance agency. It's gaining more offensive powers with each passing year." - Edward Snowden

"Is real, it is serious, it is growing, and it constitutes one of the greatest threats to our national security and, indeed, to global security." - John O Brennan

"The front line with ISIS isn't just in Iraq and Syria, it's in Kennedy Airport and the Rio Grande. Border security is national security." - Ted Cruz

"Terrorism should be seen in the light of the country's security and not from the narrow perspective of caste, creed and religion." - Oscar Fernandes

"Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible." - Jalal Talabani

"There is no clear or meaningful difference between insurgency and civil war, or between national terrorism and civil war for that matter." - Anthony H. Cordesman

"Clearly, border security has been the top domestic issue of the year, and rightly so. Securing our borders is an essential aspect of our national security." - Randy Neugebauer

"One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)." - Frank Gaffney

"Working together, America's military, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people have won a major battle in the war on terrorism." - Paul Ryan

"Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism." - Zhou Yongkang

"All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well." - Andrew Mitchell

"Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security." - Eric Holder

"Do not compromise on national security for purely budgetary reasons. The world is dangerous, and we must always be prepared for anything that might threaten our national interests and security." - Sanford Bishop

"It's very hard to stand up to the government which is saying that publication will threaten national security. People don't seem to realize that reporters and editors know something about national security and care deeply about it." - Ben Bradlee

"Protecting national security amounts to looking for needles in a haystack. The work becomes more difficult if the haystack is larger. Restricting immigration generally, and illegal immigration in particular, limits growth in the haystack, and supports protection of national security." - Jan C Ting

"A nuclear Iran is a threat to America's national security, and it is a threat to Israel's national security. We cannot afford to have a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world." - Barack Obama

"I find it a lot more concerning to me that Hillary Clinton was extremely careless in the handling of national security information, not just one or two, but thousands and thousands of pieces of national security information." - Rudy Giuliani

"We do not deny any nation's legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure." - Ronald Reagan

"National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account." - Al Franken

"Our biggest national security threat is the environmental destruction of our planet and the arms race with ourselves." - Jello Biafra

"Gambling addicts usually lose their focus at work and problem military gambling poses a national security threat" - John Warren Kindt

"The Fourth Amendment is on life support and the chief agent of that is the National Security Agency." - Nat Hentoff

"I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does." - Barry Mccaffrey

"I believe that climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our national security and our planet." - Mark Pocan

"Great countries need to secure their border for national security purposes, for economic purposes and for rule of law purposes." - Jeb Bush

"I am deeply worried about Donald Trump on matters of national security. He doesn't know anything himself about it, and he has appointed a national security adviser, Mike Flynn, who is a pro-Russia conspiracy theorist, and he's just put Steve Bannon, a guy with connections to white supremacy and antisemitism, onto the National Security Council." - Tim Kaine

"It wasn't until about a year, year and a half in where I began to realize that the Pentagon and our national-security apparatus and the CIA were all getting too comfortable with the technology as a tool to fight terrorism, and not being mindful enough about how that technology is being used and the dangers of a form of warfare that is so detached from what is actually happening on the ground. And so we initiated this big process to try to get it in a box." - Barack Obama

"If we want energy security, then we have to reduce our appetite for fossil fuels. There's no other way. Other issues may crowd the headlines, but this is our fundamental challenge. Big challenges require bold action and leadership. To get the United States off fossil fuels in this uneasy national climate of terrorism and conflict in the Persian Gulf, we must treat the issue with the urgence and persistance it deserves. The measure of our success will be the condition on which we leave the world for the next generation." - Robert Redford

"The country that owns green, that dominates that industry, is going to have the most energy security, national security, economic security, competitive companies, healthy population and, most of all, global respect." - Thomas Friedman

"National security is a really big problem for journalists, because no journalist worth his salt wants to endanger the national security, but the law talks about anyone who endangers the security of the United States is going to go to jail. So, here you are, especially in the Pentagon. Some guy tells you something. He says that's a national security matter. Well, you're supposed to tremble and get scared and it never, almost never means the security of the national government. More likely to mean the security or the personal happiness of the guy who is telling you something." - Ben Bradlee

"Now, here's a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability - terrorism, failing states, nuclear weapons - or should we focus on global climate instability - droughts, floods, extreme weather? Here's the correct answer: yes, both, because climate disruption will make every other national security problem worse." - Van Jones

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"Should National Security Issues be decided by a Local Referendum?" - Arun Jaitley

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"Driver's licenses are a crucial national security issue." - Phyllis Schlafly

"I would say national security is work in progress." - Jeb Bush

"'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution." - Phil Karn

"We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency." - Edward Snowden

"Global energy security is a vital part of America's national security." - Joe Biden

"Given the credible estimate that we've spent $1 trillion on anti-terrorism security" - Bruce Schneier

"We remain vulnerable.There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism." - Gijs De Vries

"We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism." - Gijs De Vries

"Those who devise better methods of utilizing manpower, tools, machinery, materials and facilities are making real contributions toward our national security. Today, these ideas are a form of insurance for our national security; tomorrow, this same progressive thinking is insurance for our individual security-it is, in effect, job insurance." - Robert R. Shannon

"Americans want to defeat terrorism and they want the basic character of this country to survive and prosper. They want both security and liberty, and unless we give them both - and we can if we try - we have failed." - Russ Feingold

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zack Wamp

"The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities." - Gijs De Vries

"The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future." - Wadah Khanfar

"Obviously I have concerns, right, about national security in terms of Russia, and China, and North Korea, and obviously, the problems we have in the Middle East." - Kimberly Guilfoyle

"President Obama's record on national security is a tribute to his strength, and judgment, and to his preference for inclusion and partnership over partisanship." - William J Clinton

"We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo." - Vito Fossella

"European security may now depend on Germany, France, Britain and one or two others, and it's better to start planning now for the possibility of European-only cyber-defense, counter-terrorism, and conventional defense too." - Anne Applebaum

"Our strength and our security depends obviously on having a strong military, having a strong economy, and also on our ability to have willing allies and nations join us in common global efforts, the principal one today being terrorism." - Christopher Dodd

"Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies." - Saxby Chambliss

"The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism." - Asa Hutchinson

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security." - Jon Porter

"Climate change is and will be a significant threat to our national security and in a larger sense to life on earth as we know it to be." - Gordon R. Sullivan

"Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest in facing head-on the serious environmental, economic and national security threat posed by global warming." - John Mccain

"Two increasing themes which appear to dominate our listening, reading and watching lives are propaganda and 'national security', or manufactured war." - John Pilger

"President [Barack]Obama benefits from the shared experience and wisdom of top national security and foreign policy advisers, many of them career professionals." - Chris Matthews

"Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries." - Richard Neal

"This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice." - Jim Walsh

"The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated." - Aldrich Ames

"I will not, nor will I ever, publicly divulge sensitive intelligence sources and methods. For when that happens, our national security is endangered and lives can be lost." - John O Brennan

"The greatest threat to U.S. and global security is no longer a nuclear exchange between nations, but nuclear terrorism by violent extremists and nuclear proliferation to an increasing number of states." - Barack Obama

"Just as Hitler used the Reichstag burning, the U.S. government now uses the so-called two wars, the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism, to fuel fear in the population and establish a police security state." - Ralph Metzner

"2017 is going to be another tough year for the valiant Afghan Security Forces and the international troops who have stood and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan against terrorism." - James Mattis

"Our talks in Paris tackled economic, democratic, security and political issues; we talked on means for combating terrorism, in addition to latest regional and international developments of mutual interest, especially those in region." - Ali A. Saleh

"Our talks in Paris tackled economic, democratic, security and political issues; we talked on means for combating terrorism, in addition to latest regional and international developments of mutual interest, especially those in region." - Ali Abdullah Saleh

"I'm not interested in embarrassing the United States. We as a nation need to foster a broader understanding of national security, and when in the name of national security the US government both overtly and covertly aligns itself with the apartheid state and against heroic freedom fighters for racial justice ... Not only in 1962 but also keeping in mind that Mandela was on the US terror watch list until 2008, that kind of myopic understanding of national security has devastating consequences." - Ryan Shapiro

"A comprehensive national energy policy is critical to our nation's economy and our national security. Energy expenditures account for about 7% percent of our total economy and influence pricing in the much of the rest of the economy." - Heather Wilson

"Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country." - Barack Obama

"It is clear that the American people are weary of war. However, Assad gassing his own people is an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security." - Nancy Pelosi

"Islamic terrorists are the greatest security threats to the United States, both domestically and abroad. We need to be vigilant every day. Now, every citizen has to be vigilant because they are vital links in the national security chain." - Ralph Abraham

"We must retool our nation to prepare for the challenge we already face to maintain our position in the global economy. And this much is certain: America will not have national security without economic security." - John F Kerry

"We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees." - Ted Cruz

"Social Security Works! puts expanding Social Security front and center on the national agenda, where it belongs. Everyone who has a stake in the debate should read this important book." - Bernie Sanders

"One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community - especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff." - John Poindexter

"We have been using foreign affairs ministries to address security issues, but this practice is outdated. It's time to assign the handling of regional security to national organizations and expert institutions." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"If national safety - the ability to respond to hurricanes, terrorist attacks, earthquakes - depends on the execution of explicit plans, on soldierly obedience, and on showy security drills, then a decentralized security scheme is useless." - Gary Wolf

"If you're Chris Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, a state that obviously was impacted by 9/11, this gives you an opportunity to talk about how, as governor, you had to deal with terrorism and security issues." - Amy Walter

"The choices we make now will shape the future of not just our countries, but the world at large. We should intensify our cooperation in confronting global challenges like Terrorism, Cyber Security and Climate Change." - Narendra Modi

"Air Force interceptors still pursue Unidentified Flying Objects as a matter of national security to this country and to determine technical aspects involved." - Joe W. Kelly

"A big part of the story is American imperialism, and the flip side of that is the building up of the national security state here at home." - Peter Kuznick

"It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence." - Franklin Pierce

"Talk about threats to national security - how about government so big, so complicated and so unmanageable, it cant get out of its own way?" - Bob Schieffer

"Only by providing leading-edge human capital and knowledge capital can American continue to maintain a high standard of living, including providing national security for its citizens." - Norman Ralph Augustine

"A modern, autonomous, and thoroughly trained Air Force in being at all times will not alone be sufficient, but without it there can be no national security." - Henry H. Arnold

"If we topple [Bashar] Assad, the result will be ISIS will take over Syria, and it will worsen U.S. national security interests." - Ted Cruz

"[N]othing is less reliable than unchecked claims from political officials that their secret conduct is justified by National Security Threats and the desire to Keep Us Safe." - Glenn Greenwald

"Counting obligations under Medicare and Social Security, the real debt of the United States is more than 10 times the reported national debt." - Addison Wiggin

"No one should be surprised that in the balance between national security and civil liberties, President [Donald] Trump, like candidate Trump wants to be more aggressive." - Mark Halperin

"Iran is the greatest national security threat America faces. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this." - Mitt Romney

"Beyond violating our laws, visa overstays, pose - and they really are a big problem, pose a substantial threat to national security." - Donald Trump

"National security is a serious matter and I do not think it is in proper to discuss such details in a public forum." - Narendra Modi

"Michael Flynn not exactly cut from that cloth. Someone who has very strong views about almost everything in the realm of national security and defense." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"'s absolutely critical that we have a more informed debate on foreign and national-security policy than we've had the last two years." - John R. Bolton

"Reaffirming the justice of the American system bolsters our legitimacy with allies, thereby encouraging further cooperation and improving our national security." - John Garamendi

"Clean energy is good for the environment, good for national security, and good for thousands of Americans who desire a rewarding career." - John Garamendi

"The realities of the modern global economy require government to play a substantial role in ensuring the national and economic security of the people." - Matthew Continetti

"Our ports are a vital link in national security and it is extremely dangerous to be considering their sale to the United Arab Emirates government." - Joe Donnelly

"The message from national security experts and citizens around the world is clear: The only way to eliminate the global nuclear danger is to eliminate all nuclear weapons." - Michael Douglas

"The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security." - Dick Cheney

"Stable energy prices and enhanced national security will only come when we increase domestic energy resources, which was accomplished today with the opening of ANWR." - Kenny Marchant

"Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there... she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College... and she was delivering a speech there." - Al Michaels

"Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis." - J B Pritzker

"Energy has become a national security issue and as technology continues to improve, there will be more debates like the one on Keystone." - Ed Royce



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