[..]I think we have to — in a very determined way, not a casual way — we need to in a very determined way begin to establish quality communications with the Russians. If we wait for it to fall into our lap we are going to fail, and this risks more problematic developments,[..] We have to, with purpose, set forth to establish a line of communications. It may be frustrated and frustrating in the beginning, but we really, I don’t think, have any choice at this point. We need to move out.[..] I think we need to begin to have meaningful dialogue, and the question is, is that dialogue possible by our government or is that some sort of track-2-on-steroids that begins those conversations. I don’t know.”[..]
vara bungas: Netipiska runa ģenerālim, lai arī atvaļinātam. Akcenti ir salikti tā, ka jāsaprot, ka laika ir maz vai nav pavisam. Minētais termins ” track-2″ vai “track II” nozīmē neformālus, nevalstiskus komunikācijas kanālus: “non-governmental, informal and unofficial contacts and activities between private citizens or groups of individuals, sometimes called ‘non-state actors“.