Quotes and Sayings about Military



"You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Military)

"I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

"I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Brothers, Military, Want)

"We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

"Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Military, Self, Washington)

"When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

"The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)

"Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime."
- Alphonse Allais
(Related: Military, Mortality, Statistics)

"The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

"There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: America, Dictators, Military)

"The People's Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Technology, Time, People, Military, Tourists)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)

"Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

"I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me."
- Leon Askin
(Related: American, Military)

"If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

"The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)

"Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Men, Society, Discipline, Absence, Military)

"As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military, Pride)

"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

"Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Man, Military)

"It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue."
- Brian Baird
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: War, Hope, Apparel, Military, Running, Will, World)

"The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Committee, Military, Past, Years)

"The Cox Report documents a systematic, well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Effort, Military)

"The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

"In this ever-changing world, it's more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Country, Military, World)

"Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: Patriotism, Financial, Being, Circumstances, Country, Military, Right)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Power, Possibility, Future, Military, states, United, Will)

"JAG is an acronym for the Judge Advocate General, which is the judicial system of the military."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Military)

"When I came out of the military, I had a club in Memphis and I started using the The Bar Kays as my club band. They were still only in the middle school - but I'd take them on the road with me on the weekends, sometimes."
- William Bell
(Related: Military, Road, School)

"I felt a little uncomfortable because, when I went in to the military, I was the main male vocalist they had and when I came out they had like two or three vocalists. Otis came in when I was in the military, too."
- William Bell
(Related: Military)

"In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Military, World, Years)

"I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

"Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Time, Freedom, Leaders, Military, Result, Struggle)

"We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Work, Day, Military, Training)

"I am certain that we need a solution completely separate from military intervention."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Military, Solution)

"The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Creation, Earth, Military, Race)

"The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Military)

"Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Peace, Afghanistan, Military)

"The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Military)

"You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Decision, Court, Military, Right)

"We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Men, Women, Actions, Body, Military, Today, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Nation)

"So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer, I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Military)

"What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons."
- Hans Blix
(Related: People, Military, Surprises, Weapons)

"I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

"If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

"If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Fight, Military, states, United)

"How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

"All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Power, Military)

"I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

"Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, Law, Military, Nation, Vigilance)

"To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Cause, Democracy, Example, Military, Respect, World)

"I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Family, People, Attention, Friends, Military, News, Now, Today)

"For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Kitchen, Military, Talking)

"We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Military)

"Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Thought, Journey, Military, Wrong)

"I think we look to the military as something that protects our shores."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Military)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense."
- William P. Bundy
(Related: Action, Military, Sense)

"The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

"Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Commanders, Freedom, Military)

"Today, our brave military men and women, just as those who have gone before them, stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Home, Men, Women, Freedom, Military, Today)

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Society, People, Hell, Military, Police, Want)

"We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Military, Spiritual)

"My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military."
- Smedley Butler
(Related: Animation, Military)

"More than 48 million men and women have served America well and faithfully in military uniform."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military)

"Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Family, Military, Now, Protest, states, United, Will, Worry)

"It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, Power, People, Germany, Interest, Military, Struggle, World)

"Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship."
- Simon Cameron
(Related: Decision, Countries, Military, Past)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Family, Control, Effort, Military)

"Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence."
- Jerry Cantrell
(Related: Intelligence, Military, Words)

"And, so I set my goals on astronaut because, as a military aviator, it was, I considered that to be about the peak of a flying career."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Goals, Career, Flying, Military)

"But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in."
- George Carey
(Related: Action, Light, Military, Weapons)

"I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

"My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)

"I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy."
- Ed Case
(Related: Policy, Military, Support)

"And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Family, Friend, Courage, Admiration, Elderly, Military)

"But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: War, Canada, Military, Terrorism)

"We want to look at how we would respond because, as hard as we work to prevent terrorist attacks here North America, if we have a catastrophic terrorist attack, it is the military that is going to have to go in at the request of civilian authorities."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Work, America, Military, Want)

"So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Action, Canada, Iraq, Military)

"And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: God, Act, Constitution, Judgment, Justice, Mankind, Military, Necessity)

"Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: American, Military, Politicians, Republican, Skepticism, Trouble)

"In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Beliefs, Fact, Fanatics, Military, Religious, Respect, Want)

"If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Aspirations, Force, Military, Reason)

"The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Wisdom, Military)

"For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Power, Expression, Military, Rank, Today)

"The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they're protecting us."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: People, Country, Fight, Job, Kids, Military, Support)

"Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Leader, Forget, Military)

"War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: Men, War, Military)

"I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Men, Money, Peace, Time, People, EnglFighting, Military, Taxation)

"As I have been saying for more than a year now, turning this vital mission over to the Iraqi people as soon as possible should remain a topic of debate for Congress while relying on our military commanders to set up the timetable."
- Howard Coble
(Related: People, Commanders, Congress, Debate, Military, Mission, Now, Saying)

"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

"It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs of military women and ensure they receive proper care during the first year following childbirth."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Women, Care, First, Military, Needs)

"According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave."
- John Conyers
(Related: Government, Intention, Iraq, Majority, Military, Opinion)

"On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Dance, Film, Military)

"I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support."
- Robin Cook
(Related: Action, Decision, Agreement, Iraq, Military, Now, Responsibility, Support)

"If it wasn't for the military I probably would not have ever come to Bosnia for vacation."
- Coolio
(Related: Military, Vacation)

"Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with."
- Rachel Corrie
(Related: People, Machine, Military, Trying)

"In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Peace, Strength, Community, Countries, Intentions, Military, Prosperity, World)

"The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Survival, Children, Israel, Leading, Military, Obstacles, State, Suicide)

"President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Being, Man, Military, Nation, President, Solution)

"While our nation faces many challenges that must be met regarding homeland security and our military readiness, it is imperative that we live within our means and wisely spend taxpayer dollars."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Faces, Military, Nation, Security)

"Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources."
- Martin van Creveld
(Related: Doubt, Military, Will)

"I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67. That program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Military)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"We won't always have the strongest military."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Military)

"As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Truth, Brothers, Daughters, Land, Military, Sisters, Sons, states, United, Will)

"Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: War, Army, Iraq, Military)

"The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Interest, Iraq, Military)

"To the contrary, I believe the U.S. military has already done all that has been asked of them. Saddam Hussein is on trial. The threat from alleged weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq has been neutralized."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Military, Weapons)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Men, Women, People, American, Country, Majority, Military, Party, Today, Vote, Voting)

"Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Bombs, Iraq, Military, Safety, Troops)

"Then I have a head mounted display which actually was designed for the military to do synchronized building entries and that's looking down at my hands, so projected on the big screen behind me, you can see my hands as I'm putting the tracks together."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Building, Military)

"I submit that those who run the American military at the top, and those whose boots are on the ground and who run the machinery and equipment, are sending a signal: You asked us to do something. Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Time, American, Military, Problems, Will)

"At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: War, Beginning, Expertise, Military, Troops, Years)

"And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Society, Military, School, Will)

"My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Age, Mother, Control, Military, School)

"My mother gave me a push. If I hadn't had her, maybe I wouldn't have had the push. If I hadn't gone to military school, maybe I wouldn't have decided to get with the program. Maybe I'd be running a bulldozer, rather than going on and doing something more."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Mother, Military, Running, School)

"Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Destruction, End, Military, Production, Weapons, World)

"I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state."
- Michael Dukakis
(Related: People, Military, Police, State)

"And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Talent, Military, Participation, Soldiers)

"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Power, Victory, Military)

"But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Life, Afghanistan, Building, Country, Help, Military, Needs, Poor, Security, Years)

"I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Influence, Military)

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Government, Influence, Military, Potential, Will)

"I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Life, Language, Military, Profession, Sense, Today)

"I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Hurt, Military)

"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Intelligence, Fire, Military, Service)

"The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Afghanistan, Behavior, Iraq, Military)

"If you live in Israel and you see the way life is there and then you go abroad and see the way Israel is reported on, the way that Israel gets reported on night after night is simply pictures of bombings or military actions."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Life, Actions, Israel, Military, Night)

"Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: America, Military, World)

"And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Fact, Tax, Military, Tax cuts, Worry)

"It is a grave matter to enter a war, without adequate military preparation; it may prove fatal to come into peace, without moral and religious preparation."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Peace, War, Grave, May, Military, Preparation, Religious)

"We have every interest in seeing that the military use of nuclear power will be contained."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Power, Interest, Military, Will)

"To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Choice, Conflict, Country, Military)

"The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: War, Defeat, Lies, Military)

"Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Airplanes, Military, Value)

"There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding... But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Fear, Afghanistan, Country, Difference, Military, Mission, Security, Want)

"If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Constitution, Destruction, Military, states, United, Will)

"There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Country, Military, Public, Tradition)

"There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Country, Military, Public, Tradition)

"The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Government, Family, Military, Trying, World)

"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Father, Thought, Army, Career, Growing up, Military, Navy)

"I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada, College, Military, Navy)

"There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun... and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution."
- Michael Gartner
(Related: Change, Constitution, Country, Military, Police, Reason)

"I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: People, Military)

"Since the events of September 11, we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Strategy, Events, Fight, Harm, Military, Now, Waiting)

"We got involved in the Rwanda peace process for the simple reason that there was a decision which was taken by the Security Council, because the troops were in Uganda, and we decided to have a military presence."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Peace, Decision, Military, Reason, Security, Troops)

"The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Power, Being, Force, Military, Provocative)

"You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Military)

"We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Responsibility)

"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Commitment, Country, Military, Veterans)

"Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Appreciation, Countries, Fighting, Iraq, Military, Terrorism)

"I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Force, Military, Risk)

"In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while."
- George Grosz
(Related: Absence, Man, Military, Months, Service, Understanding)

"We citizens don't need to know every detail of every military operation in this new kind of war. Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy."
- David Hackworth
(Related: War, Detail, Enemy, Media, Military)

"What's crucial is that the IRA produce a credible statement that paramilitary and criminality activity is a thing of the past. That they are committed to a future which is exclusively peaceful and democratic."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Future, Past)

"The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany."
- Franz Halder
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Military, Reason, Will)

"Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Money, Policy, Action, Defense, Law, Military, Terrorism)

"U.S. officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking a comprehensive modernization of its military. The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Experts, Military)

"The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Power, Courtesy, Language, Military)

"This was the period when I used all the influence I had to get the British to abandon their export trade, and as much as possible convert all of their manufacturing facilities to the immediate needs of the war, including civilian, as well as military requirements."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: War, Influence, Manufacturing, Military, Needs, Trade)

"The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation, ages might pass away before they could be shaken off."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Military, Nation)

"Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Defeat, Military, Washington)

"Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, Risk, Security)

"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Government, Military, Words)

"North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Key, Military, Nation)

"I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Military, Pretty, Service)

"Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, result in massive military expenses."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Afghanistan, Military, Result)

"It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can't speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Intelligence, People, Community, Hell, Military, Washington)

"Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world's most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Airplanes, Land, Military, Nations, Security, World)

"They came out over the highway and they stopped and that's when Barney got out, with the binoculars to try and identify the craft. I mean, he'd been in the military in World War Two, he's puzzled."
- Betty Hill
(Related: War, Military, World, World war)

"At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

"Promoting a record on a major label is like running a minor military campaign."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Military, Running)

"After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions - which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career - I ordered my line to advance and make the assault."
- John B. Hood
(Related: Battle, Career, First, Military, Protest)

"I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police."
- John Howard
(Related: People, Earth, Military, Police, Reason, Weapons)

"Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man's command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Science, Technology, Civilization, Energy, Man, Military)

"The attack and our response show just how vital Arizona's military bases are to the defense of our country. We need to do everything we can to protect them."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Country, Defense, Military)

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)

"Nothing matures a military force quicker than actual military operations."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Force, Military, Nothing)

"No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, War, Successful, Example, Iraq, May, Military)

"People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Time, People, Applause, Audiences, Freedom, Military, President)

"I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Military, Office, President, Regret)

"The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, American, Media, Military, Public, Vietnam)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, aren't we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US?"
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Power, Globalization, Influence, Military, Talk)

"The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Country, Force, Military, Spirit)

"When I got on the airplane in Indonesia coming to Japan, my intentions was to turn myself in to the military for the simple reason I would like to put my daughters with their mother, one thing. Another thing, I'd like to clear my conscience."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: Mother, Conscience, Daughters, Intentions, Military, Reason)

"The American Army has supplied, assigned a very capable man to me, to help me, bring me to military justice. I don't think I need no civilians. All I want to do is clear myself with the American Army."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: American, Army, Help, Justice, Man, Military, Want)

"Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Thought, Being, Kids, Military, Right)

"Military leaders aren't made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Leader, People, Character, Cause, Leaders, Military)

"In the light of the actual fighting that is now in progress, we have reached the point where the military considerations clearly outweigh the fiscal considerations."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: Progress, Fighting, Light, Military, Now)

"If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common."
- Tommy Lee Jones
(Related: Movies, Patriotism, Successful, Americans, Military, Nothing)

"On completion of my military service, I went back to the factory and to the trade union."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Completion, Military, Service, Trade)

"There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Successful, Military, Negotiation, Talk, Years)

"Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Military, Troops)

"I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Policy, Americans, Force, Foreign policy, Giving, Luxury, Military, World)

"Only those who are ideologically opposed to military programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Defense, First, Military, Needs, Welfare)

"I knew how many MPs I had assigned to the brigade, how many military prison operations I would be running, but we needed to evaluate how many criminal prison operations we could support."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Evaluate, Military, Prison, Running, Support)

"In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib to the military intelligence command completely; it was, after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, Control, Iraq, Military)

"Military intelligence interrogators, however, their goal is to get information, to save lives, to stop the war, to find Saddam - whatever the information is going to be used for, at whatever cost."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, War, Goal, Information, Military)

"Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions, and their objective is to provide a safe, secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Control, Environment, Military, Police)

"That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Policy, Military, Police, Responsibility, Training)

"The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Intelligence, Day, Force, Military, Prison, Protection, Soldiers)

"The war was declared over - the end of major combat operations - in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: War, End, May, Military, Police, Population, Soldiers)

"There was a military police brigade with over 3,400 soldiers getting ready to go home because their mission - prisoner-of-war operations - was finished."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Home, Military, Mission, Police, Soldiers)

"Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues."
- John Keegan
(Related: Military)

"I have drawn a very close bond to all the military people."
- Toby Keith
(Related: People, Military)

"I know that military alliances and armament have been the reliance for peace for centuries, but they do not produce peace; and when war comes, as it inevitably does under such conditions, these armaments and alliances but intensify and broaden the conflict."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, War, Conflict, Military)

"The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Military, Problems, Solution, Today, World)

"A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Living, Man, Military, Service, Today, Tomorrow)

"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Purpose, Strength, Wealth, America, Country, Future, Military, Restraint, Will)

"This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Enemy, Freedom, Future, Learning, Military, Past, Today, World)

"I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Patriotism, War, Courage, Military, Protest, Service, Struggle, Vietnam)

"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Family, Marriage, Time, Truth, Military, Radical)

"The Secret Service is a strange group. They don't really have a leader. It's not set up like a military. Each one is supposed to be able to act like a leader when something comes up."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: Leader, Act, Military, Service)

"We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Men, Women, People, Chance, Future, Military)

"George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry's war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record."
- Peter King
(Related: War, Judgment, Military)

"If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed, the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and urgently strive toward a total war effort."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Effort, Germany, Military, Nations, United)

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Money, Defense, Military, Nation, Spiritual)

"Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Values, Being, College, Military)

"You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime."
- William Kirby
(Related: War, Act, Conflict, Interest, Longevity, Military, Stability, states)

"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)

"I believe that detente was having almost the opposite effect of what was intended. What was intended was to sort of end the contest for power and to stop Soviet expansion, especially by military means and the military build-up, the military contest."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Power, Effect, End, Military)

"During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Company, Military, School)

"This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Men, Work, Women, Man, Military, Profession)

"I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional."
- Fred Korematsu
(Related: Thought, Military)

"If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Conscience, Country, Direction, Military)

"We all know that in war the political and military factors have to complement each other."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: War, Military)

"During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Decisions, Military, Vietnam)

"One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Military, Will, World)

"When their city was occupied by the Gauls, and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol, had made military engines from the hair of the women, they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus."
- Lactantius
(Related: Women, Temple, Hair, Military)

"This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Money, Father, Being, Military, Nation)

"Our neighbor Canada has 2,200 troops serving in Afghanistan. Canada has also assumed responsibility for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, which was originally established by our own military."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Afghanistan, Canada, Military, Responsibility, Troops)

"Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Anger, Faith, Government, Financial, Military, Popular, Resentment, states, Support, United)

"Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Anarchy, Military, Police)

"I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: Action, Military, states, Terrorism, United, Will)

"We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat."
- Jim Lehrer
(Related: Experience, Life, Military)

"That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Destruction, Military, Now, Potential, Reason, Schools, Thinking, Today)

"I have always had a particular antagonism for the military."
- Donna Leon
(Related: Military)

"I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, War, Work, Giving, Military, Troops)

"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, War, Action, Decision, Concern, Iraq, Military, Order, President, Public, Support)

"We need to ensure our men and women in uniform are equipped with the very best money can buy. We also have to make sure critical military technologies are developed in America and that the U.S. defense manufacturing base remains healthy and strong."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Men, Money, Women, America, Defense, Manufacturing, Military)

"We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Opportunity, Values, Economy, Freedom, Military, World)

"Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: War, Strength, Cause, Freedom, Military, Party, Security)

"In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)

"Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Capitalism, Evil, Military)

"The other thing that happened was my last military assignment - this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order to avoid being drafted as a private, and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Being, Force, Medicine, Military, Order, Psychiatry)

"It may sound terrible, but I often say that the military saved me from a conventional life in the United States and I've never really thanked them for it, because I haven't exactly been pro-military in my work."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Life, Work, May, Military, Sound, states, United)

"I did the first study because I had been exposed to something that I took to be important and interesting - this thought reform process - in the military."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Thought, First, Military, Reform, Study)

"While the CDC is focusing on how our enemies could attack us, our military is focused on who may attack us."
- John Linder
(Related: Enemies, May, Military)

"It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations."
- John Walker Lindh
(Related: Military, Sin)

"It is considered a major sin to break a contract, if you agreed, especially with military situations."
- John Walker Lindh
(Related: Military, Sin)

"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Home, Military, Nation)

"I'm convinced my cockroaches have military training, I set off a roach bomb - they diffused it."
- Jay London
(Related: Military, Training)

"The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations."
- Trent Lott
(Related: People, America, Force, Generations, Military)

"Be a military flier or be in a band; those were the two hippest things I could imagine."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Military)

"And like the old soldier in 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 sight to see that duty."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Military, Now, Old, Sight)

"Like the old soldier of the 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. Goodbye."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Goodbye, Light, Military, Now, Old)

"I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom, who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life, but who joined the army after war was declared."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: War, Life, Army, Military, United, Yearning)

"War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Peace, War, Ability, Leisure, Military, Study)

"What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Government, Work, People, Canada, Tax, Justice, Military, Priorities, Support)

"Fiji had experienced the ordeal of two military coups."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Military)

"Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Military, states, United)

"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Music, Justice, Military)

"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Intelligence, Contradiction, Military)

"Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse."
- Allan Massie
(Related: War, Choice, Lies, Military)

"We supported the contras. We're not against all opposition to government, or all paramilitary operations."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Government, Opposition)

"The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Abuse, Extreme, Military, Now, Right, Trying)

"I mean, the people who run Guantanamo, the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the detainees because they say that they're all created as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: People, Complaints, Military, Pretty, Public, Support)

"And the program was developed in large part by behavioral scientists who were working with the military, who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally, as they go through this program."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Measure, Military, Scientists, Stress)

"In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Politics, Military)

"As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all."
- George McClellan
(Related: Rights, Military, Necessity, Respect, Will)

"The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: People, Policy, Control, American, Foreign policy, Military)

"The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence."
- Martin McGuinness
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Fact, Military)

"Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Courage, Battle, Military, Nation)

"One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Performance, America, Economy, Military, Perspective, Service, Youth)

"Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military, the connection between America and its military is increasingly tenuous and less personal."
- John McHugh
(Related: People, America, Connection, Military)

"When an aggressor force continually launches attacks from a particular base of operations, it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Strategy, Enemy, Force, Military, Sound)

"We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient."
- Golda Meir
(Related: God, Military)

"I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government - the Kennedy administration at that time - into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen."
- James H. Meredith
(Related: Government, Time, War, Day, Force, Rights, Military, states, United)

"I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none."
- Olivier Messiaen
(Related: Cities, Colors, Jazz, Military, Songs)

"To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: War, Action, Doubt, Military)

"The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: America, Rights, Human rights, Military, World)

"We have no quarrel with America. We all know NATO is the strongest military machine in the world. We simply want them to stop being so busy with our country and worry about their own problems."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: America, Being, Country, Machine, Military, Problems, Quarrel, Want, World, Worry)

"I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Intelligence, Germany, Military, Office)

"So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology, and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas, and then did some graduate work in it."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Work, Military, School, University)

"Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: History, War, Evolution, Military, Reflection, Right)

"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Marriage, Action, Gay, Iraq, Military, Race)

"The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Army, Being, Canada, Departure, Military, Past, Years)

"I do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting, more enhanced professional standards for the military peacekeepers that are deployed."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Military, Nations, Needs, United)

"However, I think, first of all, that what's happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Advice, First, Influence, Military, Security, Will)

"I think there has to be greater heed paid by the Security Council members to military advice."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Advice, Military, Security)

"All of us who are convinced that our military needs all the support the government and public will provide are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Government, Chance, Military, Needs, Public, Support, Will)

"My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Military, Usefulness, Value)

"We must continue to ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools to combat terrorism here at home. We must also work with our allies and provide our military with the weapons and protective gear they need to defeat terrorism abroad."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Work, Home, Defeat, Law, Military, Terrorism, Tools, Weapons)

"And so, I was not a military test pilot, but as soon as NASA expressed an interest in flying scientists and people who were not military test pilots, that was an epiphany that just came like a stroke of lightning."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: People, Flying, Interest, Military, Scientists)

"War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Age, War, Truth, Being, Military, Murder, Now, Potential, Victims)

"We negotiated with the Honduran government the establishment of a regional military training center, for training central American forces, but the primary motivation for doing that was to be able to bolster the quality, improve the quality of the El Salvadoran fighting forces."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Government, Quality, Motivation, American, Fighting, Military, Training)

"As to the war, while it is always thought rash to have any strong military convictions, I have always believed that if they would go straight to Sebastopol early in the season they would take it with little difficulty."
- Francis W. Newman
(Related: War, Thought, Difficulty, Military)

"Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone."
- George William Norris
(Related: American, Military, Zone)

"Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force."
- Lord North
(Related: Business, Force, Military, Will)

"Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States."
- Oliver North
(Related: People, Military, Name, states, Today, United)

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Force, Military, National security, Objectives, Order)

"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Greatness, Economy, Military, Nation, Pride, Years)

"Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military."
- Barack Obama
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Military, Preparation, Stability, Terrorism)

"I've decided that the political context is such that the only way reform will finally come about in the Russian military is that the deterioration goes beyond the point to which these old generals can stand up there and resist it."
- William Odom
(Related: Military, Old, Reform, Will)

"To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that's the case, strikes me as most unrealistic."
- William Odom
(Related: Trust, Heart, Control, Military, Now)

"Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities."
- William Odom
(Related: Love, Admiration, Countries, Military)

"In the recent years there have been criticisms levelled against Japan suggesting that she should offer more military forces to the United Nations forces and thereby play a more active role in the keeping and restoration of peace in various parts of the world."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Peace, Military, Nations, Play, United, World, Years)

"The military's own report says that one-third of deaths and casualties could have been avoided if proper body armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Body, Military)

"To the person that deals in visualizations, I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people - they all going symmetrically, up or down, in a military sort of precision."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: People, Deals, Military)

"To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Men, Women, Benefits, Honor, Military, Promise, Today, Veterans)

"It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting - in Iraq or Afghanistan - certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Funerals, Hardship, Iraq, Military)

"As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Work, Military, Needs, Question, Veterans, Will)

"We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months. And I was having the time of my life. It could have been an archeological expedition, a military expedition."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: Time, Life, Military, Months)

"The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)

"A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth, and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares were scattered at short intervals on either hand."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Military, Road)

"Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military."
- James Patterson
(Related: Blind, Military, Pretty, Right, Thanksgiving, Will)

"A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end."
- George S. Patton
(Related: End, Military)

"No state, furthermore, unless it has aggressive military designs such as those which consumed Nazi leaders in the thirties, is likely to divert to defense any more of its resources and wealth and energy than seems necessary."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Energy, Leaders, Military, State)

"The result is that you are now experiencing what we experienced in the war in Algeria: The Israeli government says that it is a victim of terrorist activity, but this activity is less visible than the military strikes."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Government, War, Military, Now, Result)

"Normal military trade is undoubtedly part of the normal State-to-State relations."
- Li Peng
(Related: Military, State, Trade)

"When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Men, Women, Military, State, Theatre)

"We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort."
- John Perkins
(Related: History, War, Iraq, Military, World, World war, Years)

"Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Dictators, Enemies, Military, Police)

"Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed."
- John Pilger
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Military, Murder, states, United)

"The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Government, Fear, Ambition, Military, Nothing, World)

"We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Military)

"We know that the decisions we reach will have a profound impact on the communities hosting our military installations, and more importantly, on the people who bring those communities to life."
- Anthony Principi
(Related: Life, People, Decisions, Military, Will)

"So long as peace is not attained by law (so argue the advocates of armaments) the military protection of a country must not be undermined, and until such is the case disarmament is impossible."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Country, Law, Military, Protection)

"When distrust exists between governments, when there is a danger of war, they will not be willing to disarm even when logic indicates that disarmament would not affect military security at all."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: War, Danger, Distrust, Logic, Military, Security, Will)

"Thus, if armaments were curtailed without a secure peace and all countries disarmed proportionately, military security would have been in no way affected."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Countries, Military, Security)

"I believe the main solution is to gain the trust of Europe and America and to remove their concerns over the peaceful nature of our nuclear industry and to assure them that there will never be a diversion to military use."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Nature, Trust, America, Europe, Gain, Military, Solution, Will)

"Well, you have a defence attache here, that's a step forward. Your Defence Minister has been here, our defence people have exchanges with you. So friendly relations at the military level are already in existence."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: People, Existence, Military)

"My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: People, College, Country, First, Military, Numbers, Pretty, Summer)

"Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Men, War, Women, Career, Choice, Circumstances, Dying, End, Military, Service, Sight)

"The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - its philosophers, its poets and its artists."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Power, Quality, Civilization, Wealth, Artists, Culture, Military, Poets, Worth)

"We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Country, Danger, Day, Military, Today)

"Having committed ourselves to Iraq, we must prevail, and to prevail, we must fund all of the requirements for our military. We must do it adequately and promptly, and the administration is doing neither."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Iraq, Military)

"We have the Troops to Teachers program, which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Military, Teachers, Teaching, Troops)

"The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: Men, Flying, Military, Workers)

"We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: War, Discipline, Cause, Conquest, Military, Training, World)

"Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Life, Hospitals, Military, Nurses, Physicians)

"The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom, Military)

"Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Leadership, America, Military, Nations, Now, Oppression, Tyranny, World)

"For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant, but a military pygmy."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Europe, Leaders, Military, Years)

"In our post-9/11 world, our Nation's military deserves, at least the same access to institutions of higher education that any other major employer might enjoy."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Education, Military, Nation, Post, World)

"Our military is doing everything it can to equip Iraq's forces so our troops can come home as soon as possible, but we cannot leave until the job is done."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Home, Iraq, Job, Military, Troops)

"But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Courage, Expediency, Military, Stupidity)

"Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Strength, Economy, Military, Philosophy, President)

"We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Intelligence, Building, Defense, Military, Security, Will)

"Several studies, and a number of public statements by senior military and political personalities, testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states - all military conflicts, as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Peace, Military, Present, Public, states, Weapons)

"The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities, and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals, was made by governments, on the basis of political and military perceptions."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Decision, Cities, Military, Perceptions)

"The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Food, Community, Force, Law, Military, Order, Population)

"The president's very right about one thing: When you have a disaster of that scale, whether it be natural or a terrorist attack, there's only one part of our entire government, state or local, that is equipped to handle it, and that's the U.S. military."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Government, Disaster, Military, President, Right, State)

"The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy."
- Harold Russell
(Related: Power, Actions, Authority, Contempt, Democracy, Military, states, United)

"White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Development, Experts, Military, State)

"I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Military, State, Weapons)

"If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe."
- Lord Salisbury
(Related: Doctors, Military, Nothing)

"Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Military, Will)

"Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth."
- George Santayana
(Related: Religion, Victory, Wealth, Military, Worth)

"I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?"
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Countries, Military, states, United)

"Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?"
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Land, Military)

"The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Control, Military, Needs)

"I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Power, War, Act, Authority, Being, Defiance, End, Military)

"The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons within 45 minutes of a decision to do so."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Decision, Military, Weapons)

"This was a report from a single source. It was an established and reliable line of reporting. It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer in a position to know this information."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Information, Military)

"Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Possibility, Revolution, Loyalty, Military, Violence)

"Bin Laden is remarkably eager for Americans to know why he doesn't like us, what he intends to do about it and then following up and doing something about it in terms of military actions."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Actions, Americans, Military)

"But if you're going to go out on a military unit, you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Control, Danger, Military, Troops)

"We can no longer apply the classic criteria to clearly determine whether and when we should use military force. We are waging war in Afghanistan, for example, but it's an asymmetrical war where the enemies are criminals instead of soldiers."
- Otto Schily
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemies, Example, Force, Military, Soldiers)

"Nevertheless, I do know that we are part of a danger zone, we have military operations in Afghanistan and we're training the Iraqi police force. The terrorists also have us in their sights."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Afghanistan, Danger, Force, Military, Police, Training, Zone)

"The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Catastrophes, Force, Military, Past, Police, Population)

"At the end of our NASA careers, no one had a place for us in the military."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Careers, End, Military)

"Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Society, Women, Goal, Force, Military)

"History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: History, Women, Jobs, Military, National security)

"The Roswell incident, for instance, had over three hundred witnesses - some describing the bodies, some the craft, some the military procedures. Were they all perpetuating their own lives in a myth?"
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Military, Myth)

"Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: War, Survival, Existence, Genocide, Israel, Military, Nation, Now)

"When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Military)

"The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: End, Military, Occupation, Security, Will)

"He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Man, Military)

"All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Men, Women, Care, Country, Military, Risk, Soldiers, Will)

"We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: May, Military)

"Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Medical, Community, Military, Troops)

"Military organization, like religious organization, can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Military, Religious)

"Indeed, one of the most successful and influential religious organizations in history, the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along military lines by its founder, Ignatius Loyola."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Society, History, Successful, Military, Religious)

"World War II had been such a tremendous success story for this country that the political and military leadership began to assume that they would prevail simply because of who they were. We were like the British at the turn of the 19th century."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Leadership, Success, War, Country, Military, World, World war)

"We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Leadership, Military)

"No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Heart, Despair, May, Military, Running, states, United, Universe, World)

"This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Vision, Being, Direction, Military, Understanding)

"I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Truth, Being, Military, Nothing)

"There are a lot of things that have to be considered in National. The military aspect of it is only one of them. I'm confident that President Bush will have all of those things laid out for him before he makes the decision."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Decision, Military, President, Will)

"I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Battle, Fame, Military, Name, Newspapers)

"I am proud that the Republican Party stands for strong support for the military, and I am sure we will consistently support our men and women serving in dangerous places around the world and their families."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Men, Women, Military, Party, Republican, Support, Will, World)

"We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan, give up their military threat, and instead let us together open the door to cross-Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Military, Open)

"Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Age, Constitution, Military, Service, Voting, Want, Years)

"Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: American, Fighting, Military, Troops)

"Our military commanders have said over and over again that a timetable for withdrawal sends the wrong message to our troops, but more importantly to our enemy."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Commanders, Enemy, Military, Troops, Wrong)

"We're quickly moving to the point where we will have no military bases in the Northeast, and this undermines support for the military. We are a nation of citizen soldiers."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Military, Nation, Soldiers, Support, Will)

"Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can't help it."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Help, Military)

"During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Army, Defense, Help, Military, Nation, Needs)

"It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those who commit acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: American, Iraq, Military, states, United, Violence, Will)

"Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do a better job of training new and existing first responders to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Defense, First, Job, Military, Needs, Training)

"The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: War, Drugs, Military, Now, Politicians)

"Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Power, Wealth, Ability, Authority, Liberty, Military, Vitality)

"I played the organ when I went to military school, when I was 10. They had a huge organ, the second-largest pipe organ in New York State. I loved all the buttons and the gadgets. I've always been a gadget man."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Man, Military, School, State)

"We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Policy, Values, American, Empathy, Foreign policy, Military, Respect, Rest, Restraint, Safety, Will)

"Military strength in reserve is better than military strength being reigned upon the other side including all of its innocent civilians."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Strength, Being, Military)

"Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties."
- George Soros
(Related: Power, War, Iraq, Military, Occupation, Project, states, Troops, United)

"We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq - that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: People, Iraq, Military, Oil)

"With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison."
- John Spratt
(Related: Army, Crime, Military, Prison, Security, Soldiers)

"Democrats and Republicans alike support our military personnel."
- John Spratt
(Related: Democrats, Military, Republicans, Support)

"All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death."
- Edwin M. Stanton
(Related: Death, Military, Murder, President, Punishment, Will)

"If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Business, Politics, Disasters, Military, Will, World)

"If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what's supposed to come next."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Fact, Military, Will)

"I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Military)

"Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn."
- John Stockwell
(Related: Enemies, Machine, Military)

"Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths."
- John Stockwell
(Related: People, Successful, Attention, Military)

"A military life has ever comported with my inclination."
- George Stoneman
(Related: Life, Military)

"The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment."
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
(Related: Defense, First, Journalism, Military, Reality)

"There was no place at all for me in my father's military world."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Father, Military, World)

"I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared; then the State Department should keep its nose out and let the military do whatever is necessary to win."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: War, Diplomacy, Military, State)

"My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate, the latter part of the Wilson Administrations. He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army."
- Stuart Symington
(Related: Father, Army, Military, Senate)

"Military confrontation is not a suitable alternative in confronting terror and current security threats."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Military, Security, Terror)

"A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Sacrifice, Courage, Army, Military, Needs)

"War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Men, War, Military)

"I did not go to military school. I had an option either a military school or a private school. I don't know how to get that out of the information that's out there."
- Channing Tatum
(Related: Information, Military, School)

"Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Future, Military, Now)

"An overstretched military undermines homeland security and our ability to meet threats around the world."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Ability, Military, Security, World)

"Were British protesters, armed with little more than a frisbee and a bag of plastic toy soldiers, really in danger of being shot by the US military in Gloucestershire?"
- Mark Thomas
(Related: Being, Danger, Military, Soldiers)

"Even military ministers have no more than a certain amount of control. It is customary that they have the right and the power to participate, from a political and military point of view, in the planning of actual operations."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Power, Control, Military, Planning, Right)

"Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Success, Time, Possibility, Crisis, Force, Military)

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Equality, Women, Brotherhood, Commitment, Economy, Environment, Military, Schools, Violence)

"Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Maxim, Military, Mind, Nothing)

"Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Military, Mind)

"The economic and social problems would tend to become, like the military situation, more and more difficult as time went on and we became more and more isolated."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Time, Military, Problems)

"It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services. We need all our manpower for defence. For the military and... we need a quarter of a million men."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Men, Duty, Military)

"I don't expect an overnight change of all desktops to what the US Military used to call B3 level security. And even that would not stop users from shooting themselves into the foot."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Change, Military, Security)

"I'm against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Draft, Military)

"My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it."
- John W. Vessey, Jr.
(Related: Advice, Defense, Job, Military, President)

"We will work with industrial or Dept. Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals of openness firm we're proud to work with the military, and they respect that in turn."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Work, Military, Respect, Will)

"People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back."
- Tom Vilsack
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Land, Military, Population)

"Ronald Reagan's vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves."
- David Vitter
(Related: Government, Vision, America, Confidence, Defense, Military, President, Taxes)

"In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Conflict, Rights, Human rights, Military)

"Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Being, Military, Support)

"Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines established by the military."
- Jim Walton
(Related: War, Military)

"With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Life, Enemy, Freedom, Military, Responsibility)

"The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Success, Courage, Americans, Despair, Military, Resolution, Respect, Result)

"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
(Related: Government, Liberty, Military, Republican)

"The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: History, Importance, Military, Monuments, Respect, Veterans)

"Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Actions, Fight, Fighting, Investment, Israel, Military, State, Terrorism)

"Able Danger was a top-secret military planning operation, established in '99 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify cells of al-Qaida worldwide and to take out al Qaida terrorists. They identified five cells worldwide, one of them in Brooklyn."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Danger, Military, Planning)

"Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Science, War, Astrology, Astronomy, Military)

"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Military, Politicians)

"The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: People, Military)

"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Commitment, Military, Risk)

"Most people associate command and control leadership with the military."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Leadership, People, Control, Military)

"I heard an Israeli speaking on Palestinian human rights issues, an interesting guy, and he said "There's no military solution to terrorism. If there were, Israel would be the safest place in the world. But there's no military solution.""
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Israel, Military, Solution, Terrorism, World)

"Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: War, Act, America, Measure, Military, Necessity, Race, Reform)

"Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery."
- Ed Wood
(Related: Chance, Military, Mystery)

"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success, by no revolution, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction."
- Fernando Wood
(Related: Power, Success, Revolution, Legislation, Man, Military)

"A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten."
- Isoroku Yamamoto
(Related: Enemy, Man, Military, Pride, Shame)

"The Palestinian situation is different. We can have military cooperation with other factions in the Palestinian territories. But we cannot have this with Hizbullah in Lebanon."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Cooperation, Military)

"The current stage does not allow the entrance of everyone into a military conflict, however everyone must be ready for the day in which it might take place, as the Zionist enemy is planning to attack our people and to control our land once again."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Control, Conflict, Day, Enemy, Land, Military, Planning)

"It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcement a military alliance. It is rather a message that our people are united in the face of Israeli aggression."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Aggression, Alliance, Exaggeration, Military, United)

"The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Equality, Society, Women, Strength, Military, Terrorism, Will)

"Military police is very timely for our army."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Army, Military, Police)