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 John Yoo - “While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war.”  
 Orville Wright - “With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.”  
 George Woodcock - “Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing.”  
 Markus Wolf - “I feel that I, and the people under my command, tried to use all the traditional methods of recruiting agents which were also used by other intelligence services adopting also means like pressure, money, sex - but that did not characterize my service.”  
 Armstrong Williams - “The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 430 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco.”  
 Donna Tartt - “Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one's range as a writer, one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.”  
 John Shimkus - “States are looking for low-cost solutions that will enable better communication, while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command breaks down in emergencies. We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.”  
 Mark Shields - “Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command, save one, has stood with him.”  
 Wally Schirra - “When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle, I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing, which I'd love to do. I wouldn't go unless I could command it.”  
 Wally Schirra - “He who commands an Apollo flight will not command a second one.”  
 Colin Powell - “Have fun in your command. Don't always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you've earned it, spend time with your families.”  
 Shimon Peres - “I thought if I should be a colonel or a general, there would always be somebody above me, but if I should be a soldier, nobody will command me.”  
 James Otis - “In the third place, a person with this writ, in the daytime, may enter all houses, shops, etc., at will, and command all to assist him.”  
 Ted Olson - “I immediately called the command center of the Department of Justice to let them know that my wife was on a plane that had been hijacked. I mainly wanted them know there was another hijacked plane out there.”  
 William Odom - “To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that's the case, strikes me as most unrealistic.”  
 William Odom - “Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command, was very much opposed to the war in the first place, as I was. We were both quoted to that effect in February of 2003.”  
 Larry Niven - “We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.”  
 Riccardo Muti - “A conductor should guide rather than command.”  
 Roger Mudd - “In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.”  
 Lord Mountbatten - “Here I am in my first command - a bit dazed but feeling very grand.”  
 Francis Maude - “It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party.”  
 James Longstreet - “My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.”  
 John Kricfalusi - “I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.”  
 Janis Karpinski - “The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion - 1,200, 1,500 soldiers - arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.”  
 Janis Karpinski - “In November, they transferred control of Abu Ghraib to the military intelligence command completely it was, after all, the center for interrogations for Iraq.”  

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