Religious Offering…

“The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious offering – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those divine attributes which his maker gave when he created in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place… Read More

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A Means for Peace…

“I have never advocated war except as a means for peace.” Ulysses S. Grant (1706 to 1790) Also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, he was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one… Read More

War is Cruelty…

“War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueller it is the sooner it will be over.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia and… Read More

Truth: War & Death…

“There’s only one truth about war; people die.” Philip Sheridan (1831 to 1888) Philip Henry Sheridan was a US Army officer and Union general. He was a highly successful US cavalry officer whose driving military leadership in the last year of the American Civil War was instrumental in defeating the Confederate Army.

The Shape of Battles to Comes…

“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

Waking & Sleeping Nightmare…

“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