"While our mission to deter strategic attack on the United States and our allies remains as important as ever, the nature of today's threats and the way we go about the business of strategic deterrence and the missions and capabilities assigned to us are dramatically different than they were 20 years ago. There is no one-size-fits-all deterrence of the past at the end of the Cold War."
"Space and cyber capabilities provide the U.S., our allies, and our partners with unprecedented advantages in national decision-making and military operations, in homeland security, in economic strength, and in scientific discovery."
"10 years ago we were tapping into the power of the Internet as we traded in our dial-up capability to discover the speeds of broadband. Now we're accustomed to video streaming in support of real-time operations."
"Our approach to deterrence must evolve and it must evolve to reflect the changing nature of our adversaries, the threats they pose, the capabilities we have available, and the actions and signals that will dissuade and deter them."
"Today we are facing a different battle space where the domains of space and cyberspace are increasingly intertwined with the traditional domains of land, sea and air ... a battlespace which surrounds the globe and extends from beneath the sea where we have ballistic missile submarines on deterrent patrol, to geosynchronous orbit where we have other nationally important capabilities some 22,000 miles above the earth."
"The challenge we have is that innovation takes real effort, an acceptance of risk and time, and investment. All of these are going to be difficult to balance within today's environment and certainly when we are all as busy with real world operations as we are today."
"We need to build a culture of information sharing. There is no way a global command with multiple inter-related mission areas that must also be fully integrated with other combatant commanders, with allies and other partners, and with the interagency can be successful if we limit information sharing."
"Of all the threats we face, weapons of mass destruction clearly represent the greatest threat to the American people, particularly when pursued or possessed by violent extremists or state proliferators."