18 Total Quotes

Bruce Hoffman Quotes

It could be coincidence. It's an extraordinarily short turnaround — it's impossible to say at this point.
Bruce Hoffman
#Coincidence

And that becomes the justification or the rationale for violence. Often attached to that or married to that is the catharsis of violence, in other words, the satisfaction they feel of the David against a Goliath, the weak striking out against the powerful.
Bruce Hoffman
#Justification

All these defense firms have already, since the cold war, been diversifying. The public expectations for security are so high now that even avenues that may not have been pursued before have to be investigated.
Bruce Hoffman
#Defense

We're seeing the automated battlefield, but we're not the ones who are in technological control. The enemy is. They're killing us with remote-detonated IEDs. It's like they're fighting a war by technological proxy. But that's what we're supposed to be doing.
Bruce Hoffman
#Control

We still have difficulty imagining women as killers rather than as mothers,
Bruce Hoffman
#Difficulty

That's the attraction of these targets. Everybody has to use them to get to work on a daily basis, even in Israel,
Bruce Hoffman
#Work

It is not to say we are completely defenseless, because the Israelis have shown you can counter suicide bombings. But shouldn't have unrealistic expectations that you can prevent all attacks,
Bruce Hoffman
#Suicide

These kidnappings represent a significant gap in the country's security and undermine public confidence in the ability of both Iraqi government and coalition forces to maintain order and protect Iraqi citizens from violence - whether insurgent or criminal.
Bruce Hoffman
#Ability

terrorists can still accomplish their basic aims of fear and intimidation just as well by using entirely conventional weapons -- the gun and the bomb.
Bruce Hoffman
#Fear

I think this is one of the major challenges that we face in the U.S.. The major incidents in the U.S. have not conformed to our stereotype of an established terror organization attacking a major iconic landmark.
Bruce Hoffman
#Challenges

We may be setting up new TV and radio stations, and that's fine, but ... they're getting their information from the Internet.
Bruce Hoffman
#Information

That's the insurgent strategy, this pervasive insecurity. You can't fight against an unseen enemy.
Bruce Hoffman
#Insecurity

He knows the terrain, he knows the problems and he understands the solutions. He's bringing the right vision, but this is the vision that should've been brought three years ago.
Bruce Hoffman
#Problems

So, in other words, all the lessons that they're learning on how to attack the United States are being communicated and shared not only throughout Iraq but with insurgents and terrorists throughout the world.
Bruce Hoffman
#Learning

Almost like our minutemen during the American Revolution, [they're] people with a weapon who were available at a moment's notice to be summoned to battle.
Bruce Hoffman
#People

There's absolutely no doubt that executing him would turn him into a martyr.
Bruce Hoffman
#Doubt

It could be coincidence. It's an extraordinarily short turnaround it's impossible to say at this point.
Bruce Hoffman
#Turnaround #Coincidence