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All Quotes by author - David E. Sanger
" After more than two decades of traveling with American presidents and chief diplomats - on visits to places that have included some of the world's most repressive nations - I am used to watching leaders disappear behind closed doors. "
" Although Mr. Trump will not be able to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, he can legally ignore its provisions, in keeping with his questioning of the existence of man-made climate change. "
" American officials sometimes dig into corporations because they are suspected to be witting or unwitting suppliers of technology to the North Koreans or the Iranians. "
" As we put autonomous cars on the road, connect Alexas to our lights and our thermostats, put ill-protected Internet-connected video cameras on our houses, and conduct our financial lives over our cell phones, our vulnerabilities expand exponentially. "
" A Trump presidency will plunge the United States into an era of unknowns that has little parallel in the nation's 240-year history. "
" Back channels themselves are as old as American diplomacy. Thomas Jefferson was an early enthusiast - he often routed around his secretary of state, once sending a secret letter to the American envoy in France, Robert Livingston, that contained a coded message. "
" Because our government has been so incompetent at protecting its highly sophisticated cyberweapons, those weapons have been stolen out of the electronic vaults of the National Security Agency and the C.I.A. and shot right back at us. "
" Bloggers are not reporters. "
" Cyberattacks have long been hard to stop because determining where they come from takes time - and sometimes the mystery is never solved. "
" Even China's leaders routinely let the news media pool in, though they do their best to ignore them. "
" I did think that it'd be truly cool to be a foreign correspondent, and it was. There is a degree of freedom - and the right to roam the earth on somebody else's nickel. "
" If there's a cyberattack from China or Russia or Romania or Mexico, it may well run through a server in another country. And it may take months before you know where it really came from. "
" If you go in to vote, and you are no longer confident that the vote that you put in is the way it's going to get recorded because you don't know if the Russians or someone else have gotten into the voting system, that undercuts your trust in the democratic process. "
" In an age of reckonings, when so many bills have come due, Obama has made the case for an America that can no longer do it all. It must pick its fights. "
" In the Chinese view, the United States has designed its own system of rules about what constitutes 'legal' spying and what is illegal. "
" In the old nuclear age, you could sit under a big screen under a mountain in Colorado, and you could see where the missiles were coming from. "
" It's no surprise that hackers working for North Korea, Iran's mullahs, Vladimir V. Putin in Russia, and the People's Liberation Army of China have all learned that the great advantage of cyberweapons is that they are the opposite of a nuke: hard to detect, easy to deny, and increasingly finely targeted. "
" I've been covering North Korea nuclear issues since I was a young reporter in the Tokyo bureau of 'The Times' and wrote some of the first pieces about the existence of the program at Yongbyon. "
" Mr. Obama is the first president to have grown up in the region - he lived in Indonesia as an elementary school student - and he has never doubted that America is underinvested in Asia and overinvested in the Middle East. "
" Mr. Trump has been consistent in some areas. Since the late 1980s, he has nurtured a set of preoccupations, chiefly that America's allies - Japan and Saudi Arabia among them - are ripping America off. "
" Never mention a web site is coming until it's already there. "
" Once cyber crosses into the realm of the physical, then it's a physical attack, but it starts with cyber. And the idea of a cyber attack being able to take control of machines - that becomes a scary process. "
" State oil companies in Saudi Arabia, Africa, Iran, and Mexico have often been intelligence targets for the United States. "
" The government does not deny it routinely spies to advance American economic advantage, which is part of its broad definition of how it protects American national security. "
" There are a lot of columnists who get out and opine. "
" There are certainly some secrets the government needs to protect, but many of the most important clues about revolutions, nuclear transfers, and new military sites can be found online, in open chat rooms and commercial satellite photos. "
" There is no single 'China model' to running a mega-economy. Instead, it is a blend. From the Europeans and the Japanese, the Chinese have borrowed the concept of protecting essential industries. "
" The remarkable thing about the Chinese is that they've operated differently than the Russians, the Iranians, and the North Koreans. By and large, they have not done destructive hacks. "
" There's this incredibly young, dynamic, educated population in Iran that is essentially pretty pro-American. "
" The Trump vision, in fact, is an America unbound by a half-century of trade deals, free to pursue a nationalistic approach in which success is measured not by the quality of its alliances but the economic return on its transactions. "
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