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Washington Is Like A Self-sealing Tank On A Military Aircraft. When A Bullet Passes Through, It Closes Up.
~ Dean Acheson (1893 - 1971)
Military Justice Is To Justice What Military Music Is To Music.
~ Georges Clemenceau
The One Bonus Of Not Lifting The Ban On Gays In The Military Is That The Next Time The Government Mandates A Draft, We Can All Declare We Are Homosexual Instead Of Running Off To Canada.
~ Lorne Bloch
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
The Consensus Seemed To Be That If Really Large Numbers Of Men Were Sent To Storm The Mountain, Then Enough Might Survive The Rocks To Take The Citadel. This Is Essentially The Basis Of All Military Thinking.
~ Terry Pratchett, Eric
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
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
Dead Battles, Like Dead Generals, Hold The Military Mind In Their Dead Grip.
~ Barbara Tuchman
All Military Type Firearms Are To Be Handed In Immediately... The SS, SA And Stahlhelm Give Every Respectable German Man The Opportunity Of Campaigning With Them. Therefore Anyone Who Does Not Belong To One Of The Above Named Organisations And Who Unjustifiably Nevertheless Keeps His Weapon... Must Be Regarded As An Enemy Of The National Government.
~ SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933
I Have Against Me The Bourgeois, The Military And The Diplomats, And For Me, Only The People Who Take The Mtro.
~ Charles De Gaulle
A Military Operation Involves Deception. Even Though You Are Competent, Appear To Be Incompetent. Though Effective, Appear To Be Ineffective.
~ Sun-tzu
Before A War Military Science Seems A Real Science, Like Astronomy; But After A War It Seems More Like Astrology.
~ Rebecca West
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