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  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

  The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.  
 -  John F. Kennedy

  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

  All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln

  I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments; my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader.  
 -  Tulsi Gabbard

  In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.  
 -  Tulsi Gabbard

  So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.  
 -  Sun Tzu

  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

  The application of military force, or the prospect of such application, inhibits terrorist violence.  
 -  Benjamin Netanyahu

  The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson

  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.

  So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force.  
 -  Daisaku Ikeda

  The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like.  
 -  David Baldacci

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.  
 -  Groucho Marx

  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

  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

  The military never uses a full word if they can create an abbreviation.  
 -  Philip Hammond

  I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.  
 -  Andrew Jackson

  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

  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

  Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.  
 -  Philip James Bailey

  The military intelligence. Two words combined that can't make sense.  
 -  Megadeth

  Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.  
 -  Walter Bagehot

  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

  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

  There's full consensus in the military that women shouldn't be in person-to-person combat. I don't know if we have enough experience to know whether this is the right approach. But women can be elsewhere. We have mandatory military service in Chile. I pushed for women in all areas.  
 -  Michelle Bachelet

  Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships.  
 -  Michelle Bachelet

  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

  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

  Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps.  
 -  Thomas Sowell

  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.  
 -  Joseph Cannon

  As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.  
 -  Edward Gibbon

  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

  The military is already sexually integrated.  
 -  Elizabeth Edwards

  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

  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

  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

  San Antonio is like a military town. It's like literally - when I was growing up there, there were five Air Force bases, plus Fort Sam Houston. I was always sort of near the military.  
 -  Steve Earle

  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

  Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military.  
 -  Paulo Coelho

  Our concept is not that America should operate alone or by itself in world affairs or in military affairs.  
 -  Douglas Feith

  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

  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

  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

  We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.  
 -  Dwight D. Eisenhower

  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

  I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service.  
 -  Joseph Heller

  I went to a military school between the ages of six and 12 and later into the air force. You learn discipline and strength of character.  
 -  Larry Hagman

  As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems.  
 -  Barbara Ehrenreich

  If I really had to pinpoint my happiest days out of the United States, I'd choose those Fifties military days in Britain, particularly my time in South Ruislip. I had a ball.  
 -  Larry Hagman

  The president's military advisers felt that the size of the force was adequate, they may still feel that years later. Some of us don't, I don't.  
 -  Colin Powell

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.  
 -  Marc Garneau

  I'm a huge supporter of the military. I think they do an incredible job. So when I get invited to go out and sing for them, some of the best moments of my life.  
 -  Katherine Jenkins

  When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw

  You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.  
 -  Barry Goldwater

  To his lasting credit, President Reagan never wavered. He recognized the strategic importance of staying the course, both in terms of denying Moscow the military hegemony it sought in Western Europe and of restoring the will, cohesiveness, and security of the NATO alliance, so badly frayed during the turbulent 1970s.  
 -  Frank Gaffney

  History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.  
 -  Frank Gaffney

  Military glory - that attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln

  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

  In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target.  
 -  Stephen Hadley

  I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro.  
 -  Charles de Gaulle

  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

  My overall worldview has never changed: that America has and must maintain the strongest military in the world, that we must lead the international community to confront threats and challenges together, and that we must use all tools of American power to protect our citizens and our interests.  
 -  Chuck Hagel

  The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making.  
 -  Charles Dickens

  The reality is, the United States has global interests. Our defense budget is about the same as the defense budgets or military budgets of every other country in the world put together.  
 -  Robert M. Gates

  If there's ever an example that military power alone cannot be successful in Afghanistan, I think it was the Soviet experience.  
 -  Robert M. Gates

  I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.  
 -  Robert M. Gates

  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

  Based on all criteria - military power, economic influence, cultural dominance - America remains number one, even though other, new players are increasingly challenging it in that role.  
 -  Robert Kagan

  In my view, America has never had the opportunity to enter paradise. Europe enjoys the paradise it enjoys, in part because the United States provides the overall security that allows Europe to live in a system where military power is not a major issue.  
 -  Robert Kagan

  Under our Constitution, military leaders have no choice but to endorse the president's decision after giving him their best advice.  
 -  Robert Kagan

  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