“I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the… Read More
“Every waking and sleeping moment, my nightmare is the fact that I will give an order that will cause countless numbers of human beings to lose their lives.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012), speaking in 1991 Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that… Read More
“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” Carl Sandburg (1878 to 1967) An American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. He enlisted in the 6th Illinois Infantry during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
“It is a pity that kings and rulers do not apply their mental powers as effectively to the preservation of peace as to the prosecution of war.” Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC to 35/34 BC) Commonly referred to as Sallust, he was a Roman historian and one of the great Latin literary stylists, noted for… Read More
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell (1872 to 1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, was a British philosopher, logician, and social reformer, founding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American philosophy, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature… Read More
“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States from March to September… Read More
“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of… Read More