I am convinced that there is a need for our country to have a strong military capability.  We are, in fact, the one and only superpower at the present time and it’s a nice comfortable position.  Nevertheless, we need to be good citizens of the world, to be partners with the intellectually advanced people of the world and tolerant friends of all.  The very future of humankind may depend on our wisdom, compassion and strength.  To this end, we need to continue to have superior weapons technology and well-trained soldiers.