Military QuotesIt is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy, so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Today we train, Tomorrow we serve. The Navy has both a tradition and a future--and we look with pride and confidence in both directions. A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. We signed up knowing the risk.
Those innocent people in New York didn't go to work thinking there was any kind of risk. Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share. Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places. Meet fascinating people. And kill them. An army, like a serpent, travels on its belly. An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage. Without cavalry, battles are without result. If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal. The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it.
The fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory. The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it. A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.
But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.