Quotations on Military

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I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Brothers, Military, Want)

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)

The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges.
- Wayne Allard
(Keywords: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

The People's Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Technology, Time, People, Military, Tourists)

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road.
- Craig Armstrong
(Keywords: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)

Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

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
(Keywords: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

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
(Keywords: Men, Women, America, Military, Pride)

Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue.
- Brian Baird
(Keywords: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
- Roseanne Barr
(Keywords: War, Hope, Apparel, Military, Running, Will, World)

The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Committee, Military, Past, Years)

The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: America, Dignity, Enemies, Job, Military, Respect)

In this ever-changing world, it's more important than ever that our top-notch military continues to receive the resources needed to serve and protect our country.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: Country, Military, World)

Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: Patriotism, Financial, Being, Circumstances, Country, Military, Right)

This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Experience, Power, Possibility, Future, Military, states, United, Will)

I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Time, Freedom, Leaders, Military, Result, Struggle)

We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Work, Day, Military, Training)

The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Creation, Earth, Military, Race)

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Decision, Court, Military, Right)

We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Men, Women, Actions, Body, Military, Today, Will)

Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Intelligence, Military, Nation)

What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: People, Military, Surprises, Weapons)

I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors.
- Hans Blix
(Keywords: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Fight, Military, states, United)

How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Christian, Authority, Challenge, Military, Question, Schools, Students)

I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Work, Sacrifice, Law, Military, Nation, Vigilance)

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Cause, Democracy, Example, Military, Respect, World)

I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.
- Tom Brokaw
(Keywords: Family, People, Attention, Friends, Military, News, Now, Today)

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Kitchen, Military, Talking)

Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong.
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Keywords: Thought, Journey, Military, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense.
- William P. Bundy
(Keywords: Action, Military, Sense)

The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

Today, our brave military men and women, just as those who have gone before them, stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad.
- Conrad Burns
(Keywords: Home, Men, Women, Freedom, Military, Today)

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
- William S. Burroughs
(Keywords: Society, People, Hell, Military, Police, Want)

Each family of the United States military now attends to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Family, Military, Now, Protest, states, United, Will, Worry)

It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: Peace, Power, People, Germany, Interest, Military, Struggle, World)

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
(Keywords: Decision, Countries, Military, Past)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence.
- Jerry Cantrell
(Keywords: Intelligence, Military, Words)



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