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By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

The single biggest existential threat that's out there, I think, is cyber.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

We have to stop the killing. We need to let the refugees - we need to let Syrian citizens go home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

Mr. Chairman, speaking for myself and myself only, it is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy that forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

I think the central mission in Afghanistan right now is to protect the people, certainly, and that would be inclusive of everybody, and that in a, in an insurgency and a counterinsurgency, that's really the center of gravity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

To the Cold War veterans here, know that your steadfast efforts preserved a delicate balance, and, because of you, the global war that many feared never came to pass. We are thankful for you, as we are for all the veterans here with us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

Don't try to run your life through a single straw. Someone, some event, will cut it off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

If the untimely battlefield deaths of generations of American heroes have taught us nothing else, it should be this unalterable fact: what you do with your time here on earth is far more important than the time you had to do it. Those who live most are those who love most, who act the noblest and do their best.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

I've said for a long time, clearly the - a, a critical key to success in the region is going to be Pakistan and our relationship with Pakistan, which was one that was broken in the late '80s and which we've worked hard to restore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

The truth is, we live in deeds, not days; in actions and thoughts and feelings, not heartbeats.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

I'm not a policy and a strategy guy. I'm - you know, the military basically supports what the president wants, the decisions that he makes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

Few things are more damaging to our democracy than a military officer who doesn't have the moral courage to stand up for what's right or the moral fiber to step aside when circumstances dictate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

Every Sailor has the potential to lead," said Mullen, "I don't care if it's a seaman recruit or someone higher ranking than myself. Where there's a will, there's a way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

I'd have no problem serving under any president.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

It has been a little surprising to me, anyway, is to find out through media that there actually have been several chemical attacks recently. Now, with some belief on my part, and I think a lot of people, that we thought we got rid of the chemical weapons with the regime that President Obama and President Putin put in place.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

I worry a little bit about - quote - "regime change." We haven't had a great deal of success with that in years. That's just really difficult.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

We're at a real time of transition here in terms of future aviation. What's going to be manned? What's going to be unmanned? There are those who see [the JSF] as the last manned fighter/bomber. And I'm one that's inclined to believe it-whether it's right or not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Mullen

We think we're near energy independence - nothing could be further from the truth. We're in much better shape now, but the price of a barrel of oil is going to be controlled by the Middle East for the next 10, 20, 30 years for sure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

I am convinced that America's great sea of goodwill can be, in fact, a rising tide, a tide that could lift every veteran and every family of our wounded and fallen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

Let us all be men and women in full. Let us expect from ourselves more than we think we can give, more than we think we can do and more than we think we already know.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

If you listen closely to the voices of our veterans, you understand that yes, they all returned from war changed, but what never changed is this: They never forgot your generosity. They never forgot the power of opportunity. They never forgot the American dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

Our people sacrifice a lot for their country, including their lives. None of them should have to sacrifice their integrity as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Mullen

No matter the organization, the goal, or the mission, you've got to do it through people. It's been that way for me since my first command. I work to understand the people, their views and needs, and how tasks are being carried out.That interaction might cause me to modify my guidance or the way I delegate. It also affords me an opportunity to learn what goals people have and how as their boss I can facilitate their future in ways that not only help them, but also help the ship or the organization.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

In every war at some point in time, you do sit down and negotiate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Mullen

I'm blessed to be in a command position in a Navy this good