Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Jan 24, 2014 3:17 AM

"Personnel failures within this force threaten to jeopardize the trust the American people have placed in us to keep our nuclear weapons safe and secure." — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a memo to a dozen top officials, including heads of the Air Force and Navy, ordering immediate actions to define the depth of trouble inside the nation's nuclear force.


"Assad is responsible for the potential disintegration of Syria. He is a one-man super-magnet for terrorism." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, deriding the notion that Syrian President Bashar Assad should stay in power to fight terrorists.


"We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation." — A report from a government review panel, warning that the National Security Agency's daily collection of Americans' phone records is illegal.