Great comment but I suspect that what the Admiral said and what he meant didn’t shake hands here. When he says “in and out…quickly” I think he means “in quickly” to take advantage of fleeting SFA/FID opportunities and “out quickly” to take care of preservation of the force issues. He gets the persistent presence thing real well.
In general, however, he’s right. Our strat lift for SOF (or for anyone for that matter) in PACOM is broken. My teams became adept at moving themselves and their gear to some very remote places by plane, DHL, ferry, and dug-out canoes….okay, I made the last one up. But it still stands that PACOM is difficult to traverse, infil, and exfil.