Don't get small units caught in between the forces of history.
More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor.
Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one.
You have to set your shove-it tolerance someplace. But you also have to recognize that you, too, may be wrong, and that in two weeks' time you'll be old what's-his-name and won't be able to influence the situation at all.
Resource-constrained environment are fancy Pentagon words that mean there isn't enough money to go around.
We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on
My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it.