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1. "The powerful do not understand hope. Hope is not part of their vocabulary. They speak in cold, dead words of national security, global markets, electoral strategy, staying on message, image and money...Those addicted to power, blinded by self-exaltation, cannot decipher the words of hope any more than most of us can decipher hieroglyphics."
Author: Adam Bucko
2. "Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for international terrorist organizations, and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the greatest threats to global security."
Author: Allyson Schwartz
3. "All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well."
Author: Andrew Mitchell
4. "Edward Snowden may not be a Chinese mole, but he might as well be. He's just handed Beijing a major score, while the NSA struggles to pick up the pieces - and the rest of us pay the price in terms of future national security."
Author: Arthur L. Herman
5. "Some say Edward Snowden is a hero and a patriot. Others say he's a fool and a traitor. The evidence is mounting that the guy who leaked the details about the National Security Agency's Internet-eavesdropping program may be something more sinister - namely, a willing tool in China's ongoing cyberwar against our nation."
Author: Arthur L. Herman
6. "I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does."
Author: Barry McCaffrey
7. "Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch."
Author: Bob Ainsworth
8. "At the time of his death, John Kennedy had a national security establishment that was a writhing ball of snakes."
Author: Charlie Pierce
9. "Indifferent to truth, willing to use police-state tactics and vulgar libels against inconvenient witnesses, hopeless on health care, and flippant and fast and loose with national security: The case against Hillary Clinton for president is open-and-shut. Of course, against all these considerations you might prefer the newly fashionable and more media-weighty notion that if you don't show her enough appreciation, and after all she's done for us, she may cry."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "One final bit of advice. The next time a senior administrator of the CIA tells you she has a national-security crisis ... Leave the bullshit in Cambridge."
Author: Dan Brown
11. "A more effective international disease surveillance system is essential for global security both against a bioterrorist attack or a naturally occurring disease."
Author: Daniel Akaka
12. "It's basic due diligence to make sure that whenever a foreign entity acquires a controlling interest in a U.S. company that national security isn't threatened."
Author: Dave Reichert
13. "The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence."
Author: Douglas Dunn
14. "To all accusations of excessive development the administrators can reply, as they will if pressed hard enough, that they are giving the public what it wants, that their primary duty is to serve the public not preserve the wilds. "Parks are for people" is the public relations slogan, which decoded means that the parks are for people-in-automobiles. Behind the slogan is the assumption that the majority of Americans, exactly like the managers of the tourist industry, expect and demand to see their national parks from the comfort, security and convenience of their automobiles.Is this assumption correct? Perhaps. Does that justify the continued and increasing erosion of the parks? It does not."
Author: Edward Abbey
15. "Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability."
Author: Ellen Tauscher
16. "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."
Author: Gary Wolf
17. "AIDS and malaria and TB are national security issues. A worldwide program to get a start on dealing with these issues would cost about $25 billion... It's, what, a few months in Iraq."
Author: Jared Diamond
18. "But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability."
Author: Jim Clyburn
19. "Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat."
Author: Jim Costa
20. "The cooperation of navies from around the world promises high tactical value for the ships, aircraft, and divers involved; while demonstrating international resolve in defending maritime security against potential threats."
Author: John C. Stennis
21. "The border sheriffs are locally elected. They're accountable. They know the territory and the people. And they can respond the most quickly to what is a real national security emergency, because the border is unprotected."
Author: John Culberson
22. "Clean energy is good for the environment, good for national security, and good for thousands of Americans who desire a rewarding career."
Author: John Garamendi
23. "Allowing suspects to indefinitely linger in our cells is, in fact, detrimental to our national security goals. If a suspect is proven to be a terrorist, for the sake of the victims and deterring any future attacks, he or she must be brought to justice. America has done this with Timothy McVeigh and hundreds of other terrorists."
Author: John Garamendi
24. "When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over."
Author: John Perkins
25. "I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation's largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations."
Author: John Perkins
26. "There are tens of thousands of interactions every single day across Afghanistan between the Afghan troops and International Security Assistance Force. On most of those, every single day we continue to deepen and broaden the relationship we seek."
Author: John R. Allen
27. "Blake looked around and gulped. He'd forgotten about the mess on the floor. Chamber pot shards, hisshaving kit, a towel or two..."I... ah..." It seemed to him that it was far easierto lie for the sake of national security than it was to hisolder sister."Is that a bar of soap stuck to the wall?" Penelope asked."Um... yes, it appears to be."
Author: Julia Quinn
28. "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."
Author: Kenny Marchant
29. "Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment."
Author: Kit Bond
30. "In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars."
Author: Lakhdar Brahimi
31. "One half of the world's people live on less than two dollars a day. This should concern our national security policy as well as our conscience."
Author: Lee H. Hamilton
32. "New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a national security liability."
Author: Liam Fox
33. "...the church lives in a regime of ecclesial authoritarian security and the military elites live in a regime of national authoritarian security. These structures produce the same kind of authoritarian people, with a super defensive stance in their strategies and argumentation. This is why they understand each other! (Leonardo Boff, p. 178)"
Author: Mev Puleo
34. "I think anybody in our - in the, in the national security apparatus has, has got to take full cognizance of their responsibility for the safeguarding of classified information."
Author: Michael Mullen
35. "Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
36. "I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know."
Author: Paul Begala
37. "If something is being done on a secret basis in national security, that's a great reason for elected officials to not talk about it. And that's a great way to shirk accountability for it with the public."
Author: Rachel Maddow
38. "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."
Author: Richard Neal
39. "Why should one U.S. airman give up his life when our national security is not in imminent danger?"
Author: Sean Hannity
40. "Why is it when I'm the one shot, I'm a baby, but when it's you, it's a matter of life and death and national security? (Joe)Because I'm cuter in a short skirt. (Tee)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "Careful who you stake your life – and national security – on. Women have exploited men for centuries. Arrogance is our biggest weakness. Well, that and our cock. (Gotthard)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "You got any experience? (Carlos)I'm former army intelligence, Special Forces, on contract to the U.S. government now for national security. That good enough for you, amigo? (Stoner)It'll do. (Carlos)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "In its haste to bolster nationalism, in its obsession with security, Europe is losing its soul."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
44. "National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
45. "We need not renounce the use of conventional force. We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival."
Author: Theodore C. Sorensen
46. "You can't tell me that all the wars we are fighting are in America's national security interest."
Author: Todd Rokita
47. "I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today."
Author: Tom Brokaw
48. "People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care."
Author: Tom Daschle
49. "You are dealing with national security. Anything labeled a national security issie is taken out from the system. There is no due process, no lawyers. They may do with us what they wish. Fear is a government's greatest weapon. With it, they can convince a people that they need to abandon their freedom. In exchange, they get safety. Of course, you just trade one monster for another, but by the time the people realize this, it is too late. -- Excerpt from Superhero."
Author: Victor Methos
50. "Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order [...] and the like."
Author: William O. Douglas

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