Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.
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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
We had 10 years after the Cold War to build a new world order and yet we squandered them. The United States cannot tolerate anyone acting independently. Every US president has to have a war.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
That’s what an army is – a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.