President of the United States
“Meeting the challenges of our time cannot be the work of our military alone—or the United States alone. It requires all elements of our national power, working together, and in concert with allies and partners.”
“True development involves not only delivering aid, but also promoting economic growth -- broad-based, inclusive growth that actually helps nations develop and lifts people out of poverty. The whole purpose of development is to create the conditions where assistance is no longer needed, where people have the dignity and the pride of being self-sufficient.”
Former Massachusetts Governor
"The United States will apply the full spectrum of hard and soft power to influence events before they erupt into conflict…The tools of “hard” and “soft” power must work together to be effective. They are complements not substitutes for one another."
“Soft power’ is real power. America must capitalize on the appeal of liberty, free enterprise, and our historical generosity toward nations in need to attract allies—old and new—to the cause of liberty and peace.”