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Removed the link to "Tom Clancy Plot Generator", as it no longer exists at that domain.: —This unsigned comment is by (talkcontribs) .


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  • Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
  • Crazy people do crazy things.
  • I hope people learn to appreciate our people in uniform. These aren't guys who just shoot 'em up. They plan. And they are extremely intelligent.
  • I've been reading military history since I was a kid.
  • If everyone in business prepared as carefully as professional soldiers, they'd be better off.
  • Immense intelligence is needed from our commanders.
  • It's a shame that Gen. Schwarzkopf didn't pay a little closer attention to what his field commanders were doing. But in his defense, he had political considerations to deal with.
  • It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.
  • Soldiers are in the business of death-inflicting it, and, as little as possible, receiving it. They must be careful, but they also must take risks. And they reduce those risks by planning.
  • Success will ruin your life.
  • The military leaders on the line — the guys at the sharp end — are better than many civilian leaders. And their troops are better cared for and led than the average American worker.
  • The threat is gone. Saddam Hussein may look like a bull but he's a steer. And there's a big difference between a bull and a steer — ask a cow.
  • What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.
  • When you deploy forces, you must have a good reason. The country must be behind those forces. And they must be trained, prepared and supported.
  • People often tell me that Naval Academy graduates are the best officers, and that Villanova Navy graduates are a close second. I don't think so. I think Villanova grads are better. Academy grads have great educations. But Villanova grads have it all: character, leadership skills, social skills, the ability to interact with others, and a great education.
  • After seeing army mock battle: "It was Disneyland with guns!"
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