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If You Live Among Dogs, Keep A Stick. After All, This Is What A Hound Has Teeth For-to Bite When He Feels Like It On Military Preparedness.
~ Nikita Khrushchev
Before A War Military Science Seems A Real Science, Like Astronomy But After A War It Seems More Like Astrology.
~ Rebecca West
Airplanes Are Interesting Toys But Of No Military Value.
~ Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French military strategist, 1911, July 18 2005 Information Week, P. 72
During The Second World War, The Germans Took Four Years To Build The Atlantic Wall. On Four Beaches It Held Up The Allies For About An Hour; At Omaha It Held Up The U. S. For Less Than One Day. The Atlantic Wall Must Therefore Be Regarded As One Of The Greatest Blunders In Military History.
~ Stephen Ambrose, D- Day, page 577
If We Slide Into One Of Those Rare Moments Of Military Honesty, We Realize That The Technical Demands Of Modern Warfare Are So Complex A Considerable Percentage Of Our Material Is Bound To Malfunction Even Before It Is Deployed Against A Foe. We No Longer Waste Manpower By Carrying The Flag Into Battle. Instead We Need Battalions Of Electronic Engineers To Keep The Terrible Machinery Grinding.
~ Ernest K. Gann, The Black Watch
It Is Characteristic Of The Military Mentality That Nonhuman Factors Atom Bombs, Strategic Bases, Weapons Of All Sorts, The Possession Of Raw Materials, Etc Are Held Essential, While The Human Being, His Desires, And Thoughts - In Short, The Psychological Factors - Are Considered As Unimportant And Secondary... The Individual Is Degraded... To Human Materiel.
~ Albert Einstein
Washington Is Like A Self-sealing Tank On A Military Aircraft. When A Bullet Passes Through, It Closes Up.
~ Dean Acheson (1893 - 1971)
The People Of The South Have Rejected The Constitutional Amendment, And Therefore We Will March Upon Them And Force Them To Adopt It At The Point Of The Bayonet, And Establish Military Power Over Them Until They Do Adopt It.
~ John Whitehead
I Have Against Me The Bourgeois, The Military And The Diplomats, And For Me, Only The People Who Take The Mtro.
~ Charles De Gaulle
Military Justice Is To Justice What Military Music Is To Music.
~ Georges Clemenceau
Over Grown Military Establishments Are Under Any Form Of Government Inauspicious To Liberty, And Are To Be Regarded As Particularly Hostile To Republican Liberty.
~ George Washington
And Now, Like The Old Soldier Of That Ballad, I Now Close My Military Career, And Just Fade Away... An Old Soldier Who Tried To Do His Duty, As God Gave Him The Light To See That Duty. Good-bye.
~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Farewell address, quoted on "We Interrupt This Broadcast" CD- ROM
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