To state the obvious – security is interwoven with economic prosperity. An insecure nation is an unstable nation. An unstable nation becomes a volatile nation. Hence, our goal must be to strengthen relations, maintain peace and stability without the need for military might. In the end, national prosperity is inextricably tied to national security.
– DANIEL K. INOUYE
From “Our Place in the Pacific” speech, Navy League lunch, January 13, 2011.