Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
I get angry at a principle, not a person.
He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.
Strategist Military Schooled
What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That's a huge question, to my mind.
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When placed in command, take charge.
Take Charge Command
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Part Right Truth
War is a profane thing.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
True Afraid Ahead
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
Into Those Who
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
Without Hunting Like
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
Than Learn Therefore
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
Understands People Mothers