But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.” —Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh in a warning to French colonialists in 1946. to see installed a self-governing nationalist state which will be friendly to the US…We have an immediate interest in maintaining in power a friendly French Government, to assist in the furtherance of our aims in Europe.If there is anything remarkable about dysfunctional organisational, group and individual behaviours, it is that they recur with high frequency and arise whenever organisations are poorly led and managed.Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527), author of “There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
“Well, Lyndon, they may be every bit as intelligent as you say, but I’d feel a whole lot better if just one of them had run for sheriff once.” —House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-TX) speaking to Lyndon B.
, involved 600 interviews with soldiers and their families. Kristen Griest, one of the first two women to graduate from U. Bill Murphy), at the end of every law of war briefing I gave to deploying soldiers who were flying from Fort Drum, N.
I always remember a story I heard about one lieutenant who took over his first platoon just hours before he had to lead them in the invasion of Iraq: With that standard in mind--and with a great thank you to the men and women who wear our nation's uniform--here are 17 quotes about military leadership to inspire you on this important day.
And a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization." -Wrongly attributed to Petronius Arbiter, Roman hedonist, about 60 A. The quote is believed to be a fabrication from this time. " - General Ferdinand Foch (to General Joffre during Battle of the Marne) From Liddel-Harts book "Reputations""When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand.
"Tanks are easily identified, easily engaged, much-feared targets which attract all the fire on the battlefield. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy." - Attributed to General Tommy Franks "Which brings me to perception.