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--- WIKI DEF
A military is a heavily armed, highly organised force primarily intended for [29]warfare, also known collectively as armed forces. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a [30]sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct [31]military uniform. It may consist of one or more [32]military branches such as an
[33]army, [34]navy, [35]air force, [36]space force, [37]marines, or [38]coast guard. The main task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats


so I am not interested in it necessarily for being heavily armed, but highly organised force. so good.
reminds me also of corporations like google. a giant force. probably very difficult to get something so big and it not turn to shit when power parasites weasel their asses in. there needs to be some black box and locks out even the creator imo. a self-sustaining thing that is as protected as possible. or I dont know.
the idea of military also reminds me of guerilla resistances. how can citizens make change? what is the purpose of the military? who runs it? why? is it an entity in itself?
and both aside

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--- CRYING DURING BOOTCAMP
  - I came across a passage on Quora, the Q being about crying during bootcamp, the answerer said, in passing perhaps, about the average person being lazy and unmotivated?
  https://www.quora.com/What-happens-if-you-cry-during-Army-Boot-Camp
  - "Truth is, drill sergeants are simply executing a meticulously crafted training plan designed to make Soldiers out of fresh recruits in every which way possible. The service indoctrination program is intended to break recruits of the old habits they formed over their lifetime and teach them new habits which will be needed during their service. The vast majority of recruits who enter into the service are lazy and undisciplined in comparison to what the Army actually needs and often refuse to change willingly."
  - there we go.. lazy and undisiciplined. a strong will can do wonders. and the military seems like a powerhouse of power, will, determination, execution, efficiency though also tied with knowledge. though perhaps lacking in wisdom. there is some allure to it. like.. how much knowledge do they have? what amazing information?


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Enchiridion_text
Full_Circle
Heart_of_Matter
Infinite_Library
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
Moral_Disengagement__How_Good_People_Can_Do_Harm_and_Feel_Good_About_Themselves
My_Burning_Heart
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Human_Cycle
The_Republic
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History

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000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.11_-_The_Basis_of_Unity
0_1959-06-03
0_1961-11-05
0_1962-11-17
0_1963-06-15
0_1963-10-19
0_1965-09-11
0_1965-09-15a
0_1965-09-18
0_1965-09-25
0_1967-06-21
0_1969-04-19
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.05_-_Federated_Humanity
02.13_-_On_Social_Reconstruction
02.14_-_Panacea_of_Isms
03.11_-_Modernist_Poetry
1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.04_-_The_Crossing_of_the_First_Threshold
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs
1.11_-_Oneness
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.12_-_The_Office_and_Limitations_of_the_Reason
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_Descendants_of_Prithu
1.14_-_The_Succesion_to_the_Kingdom_in_Ancient_Latium
1.17_-_The_Divine_Birth_and_Divine_Works
1.201_-_Socrates
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
1.21_-_A_DAY_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.2.2_-_The_Place_of_Study_in_Sadhana
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.64_-_Magical_Power
1.79_-_Progress
1953-07-22
1953-12-23
1970_01_20
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Very_Old_Folk
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_I
1.lovecraft_-_Waste_Paper-_A_Poem_Of_Profound_Insignificance
1.whitman_-_Give_Me_The_Splendid,_Silent_Sun
1.whitman_-_Virginia--The_West
1.ww_-_2-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_6-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_Book_Fourth_[Summer_Vacation]
1.ww_-_Book_Ninth_[Residence_in_France]
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_Book_Sixth_[Cambridge_and_the_Alps]
1.ww_-_Guilt_And_Sorrow,_Or,_Incidents_Upon_Salisbury_Plain
1.ww_-_Ruth
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
2.01_-_On_Books
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.21_-_1940
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental
31.10_-_East_and_West
32.03_-_In_This_Crisis
33.03_-_Muraripukur_-_I
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
33.15_-_My_Athletics
33.17_-_Two_Great_Wars
3-5_Full_Circle
37.04_-_The_Story_Of_Rishi_Yajnavalkya
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
4.2_-_Karma
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
7.09_-_Right_Judgement
9.99_-_Glossary
Aeneid
Apology
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
Deutsches_Requiem
Gorgias
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Phaedo
r1913_01_25
r1914_12_13
Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
The_Aleph
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Gospel_According_to_Mark
The_Immortal
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus

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Military Government ::: Israel established a military government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the Six Day War in 1967. The governor was responsible for security and civic administration.

military ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. ::: n.



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3. In its historical aspect, aristocracy is a definite class or order known as hereditary nobility, which possesses prescriptive rank and privileges. This group developed from primitive monarchy, by the gradual limitation of the regal authority by those who formed the council of the king. The defense of their prerogatives led them naturally to consider themselves as a separate class fitted by birthright to monopolize government. But at the same time, they assumed a number of corresponding obligations (hence the aphorism noblesse oblige) particularly for maintaining justice, peace and security. [The characteristics of hereditary aristocracy are: descent and birthright, breeding and education, power to command, administrative and military capacities, readiness to fulfill personal and national obligations, interest in field sports, social equality of its members, aloofness and exclusiveness, moral security in the possession of real values regardless of criticism, competition or advancement.] In certain societies as in Great Britain, birth-right is not an exclusive factor: exceptional men are admitted by recognition into the aristocratic circle (circulation of the elite), after a tincture of breeding satisfying its external standards. The decline of hereditary nobility was due to economic rather than to social or political changes. Now aristocracy can claim only a social influence.

Abwehr ::: German military intelligence organization which reported to the OKW (Overall High Command of Armed Services). Under the leadership of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, the Abwehr became a chief area of operation for resisters, particularly in establishing contacts with outside nations

accoutre ::: v. t. --> To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.

A Data Management System "software, tool" (ADAM) A suite of software tools intended to assist in the design and testing of military information processing systems. ADAM was developed by the {MITRE Corporation} in 1966. It consisted of 53 different programs which ran on an {IBM 7030} (STRETCH). It was targetted at systems that had to cope with large volumes of data with complex relationships with rapid response and increasing requirements. ADAM was part of the {Information Systems Tools and Software Techniques} project. [{"Evaluation of ADAM An Advanced Data Management System", R.A.J. Gildea, Aug 1967. (http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/661273.pdf)}]. (2015-08-14)

Agatha Operation ::: British military operation carried out in the Palestine Mandate on Saturday, June 29, 1946. Thousands of British troops were sent around the country to try and contain Jewish paramilitary development. During the operation, several underground weapons storehouses were uncovered and the Jews of the Palestine Mandate were placed under strict curfew. Additionally, close to 3,000 Jews were arrested, among them were future Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett

Agranat Commission ::: Special committee of inquiry established to determine the events that led to Israel's lack of preparedness for the Yom Kippur War. The committee was headed by Israeli Supreme Court Chief Justice Shimon Agranat and determined that Israeli forces were not adequately prepared for the war mainly due to a false conception that Egypt would not attack without first gaining air superiority. The commission report absolved Prime Minister Golda Meir and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan of direct responsibility for the military's lack of preparedness, pressed the establishment of a ministerial committee on security, and called on Major General Eliahu Zaira (Chief of Military Intelligence) and Lt. General David Elazar (Chief of Staff) to resign.

aiguillette ::: n. --> A point or tag at the end of a fringe or lace; an aglet.
One of the ornamental tags, cords, or loops on some military and naval uniforms.


alarm ::: n. --> A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.
Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.


althorn ::: n. --> An instrument of the saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, often replacing the French horn.

AMAN ::: (Heb. acronym. Intelligence Corps) Israeli Military Intelligence

ammunition ::: n. --> Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative. ::: v. t.


aparejo ::: n. --> A kind of pack saddle used in the American military service and among the Spanish Americans. It is made of leather stuffed with hay, moss, or the like.

Arab Legion ::: The most effective Arab fighting force during Israel’s War of Independence, the Arab Legion was established and funded by Great Britain in 1920-1921. It fought during Israel’s War of Independence with Jordan and was key in fighting in areas allotted to the Arab Palestinian state in the Partition Plan. By 1969 it was renamed the Jordanian Armed Forces as it fell into the hands of Jordanian military commanders.

arms ::: n. --> Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.


arsenal ::: n. --> A public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.

artificer ::: n. --> An artistic worker; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular kind, as a silversmith.
One who makes or contrives; a deviser, inventor, or framer.
A cunning or artful fellow.
A military mechanic, as a blacksmith, carpenter, etc.; also, one who prepares the shells, fuses, grenades, etc., in a military


Asuramaya (Sanskrit) Asuramaya Also Mayāsura, Mayeśvara. Legendary astronomer spoken of in Sanskrit literature as versed in magic, astronomy, and military science. “In the old Stanzas Pesh-Hun is credited with having calculated and recorded all the astronomical and cosmic cycles to come, and with having taught the Science to the first gazers at the starry vault. And it is Asuramaya, who is said to have based all his astronomical works upon those records, to have determined the duration of all the past geological and cosmical periods, and the length of all the cycles to come, till the end of this life-cycle, or the end of the seventh Race. . . .

authority ::: n. --> Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a court.
Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.
The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem;


ballista ::: n. --> An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles. html{color:

ban ::: n. --> A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
A calling together of the king&


Barbarossa ::: WWII Codeword for the military onslaught on the USSR, launched June 22, 1941.

battlement ::: n. --> One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.
pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.


Beck, General Ludwig (1880-1944) ::: Chief of Army Staff in 1935, he advocated that all his fellow Generals resign as a protest to Hitler's aggressive war policies. Upon his resignation in 1938 he joined with other members of the civilian and military resistance and became a principle leader in the July 20 Plot. After an aborted suicide attempt he was executed on the evening of July 20, 1944.

Beirut Airport Bombings ::: On October 23, 1983, Hezbollah militant rammed a truck loaded with TNT into Beirut International Airport killing 241. This attack came against the backdrop of an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber in the US embassy in West Beirut. These attacks resulted in US and French pullout of troops from Lebanon while at the same time eliminated any possibility of an early Israeli military withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

black hole ::: --> A dungeon or dark cell in a prison; a military lock-up or guardroom; -- now commonly with allusion to the cell (the Black Hole) in a fort at Calcutta, into which 146 English prisoners were thrust by the nabob Suraja Dowla on the night of June 20, 17656, and in which 123 of the prisoners died before morning from lack of air.

Black Sabbath (Operation Agatha) ::: British military operation carried out in the Palestine Mandate on Saturday, June 29, 1946. Thousands of British troops were sent around the country to try and contain Jewish paramilitary development. During the operation, several underground weapons storehouses were uncovered and the Jews of the Palestine Mandate were placed under strict curfew. Additionally, close to 3,000 Jews were arrested, among them were future Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett.

Black September ::: Military confrontation between Jordan and the Palestinian guerrillas in September 1970, which lead to the expulsion of the PLO from Jordan.

Bletchley Park "body, history" A country house and grounds some 50 miles North of London, England, where highly secret work deciphering intercepted German military radio messages was carried out during World War Two. Thousands of people were working there at the end of the war, including a number of early computer pioneers such as {Alan Turing}. The nature and scale of the work has only emerged recently, with total secrecy having been observed by all the people involved. Throughout the war, Bletchley Park produced highly important strategic and tactical intelligence used by the Allies, (Churchill's "golden eggs"), and it has been claimed that the war in Europe was probably shortened by two years as a result. An exhibition of wartime code-breaking memorabilia, including an entire working {Colossus}, restored by Tony Sale, can be seen at Bletchley Park on alternate weekends. The {Computer Conservation Society} (CCS), a specialist group of the {British Computer Society} runs a museum on the site that includes a working {Elliot} {mainframe} computer and many early {minicomputers} and {microcomputers}. The CCS hope to have substantial facilities for storage and restoration of old artifacts, as well as archive, library and research facilities. Telephone: Bletchley Park Trust office +44 (908) 640 404 (office hours and open weekends). (1998-12-18)

blivet ::: /bliv'*t/ [allegedly from a World War II military term meaning ten pounds of manure in a five-pound bag] 1. An intractable problem.2. A crucial piece of hardware that can't be fixed or replaced if it breaks.3. A tool that has been hacked over by so many incompetent programmers that it has become an unmaintainable tissue of hacks.4. An out-of-control but unkillable development effort.5. An embarrassing bug that pops up during a customer demo.6. In the subjargon of computer security specialists, a denial-of-service attack performed by hogging limited resources that have no access controls (for example, shared spool space on a multi-user system).This term has other meanings in other technical cultures; among experimental physicists and hardware engineers of various kinds it seems to mean any random fork that appears to depict a three-dimensional object until one realises that the parts fit together in an impossible way.[Jargon File]

blivet /bliv'*t/ [allegedly from a World War II military term meaning "ten pounds of manure in a five-pound bag"] 1. An intractable problem. 2. A crucial piece of hardware that can't be fixed or replaced if it breaks. 3. A tool that has been hacked over by so many incompetent programmers that it has become an unmaintainable tissue of hacks. 4. An out-of-control but unkillable development effort. 5. An embarrassing bug that pops up during a customer demo. 6. In the subjargon of computer security specialists, a denial-of-service attack performed by hogging limited resources that have no access controls (for example, shared spool space on a multi-user system). This term has other meanings in other technical cultures; among experimental physicists and hardware engineers of various kinds it seems to mean any random object of unknown purpose (similar to hackish use of {frob}). It has also been used to describe an amusing trick-the-eye drawing resembling a three-pronged fork that appears to depict a three-dimensional object until one realises that the parts fit together in an impossible way. [{Jargon File}]

blockhouse ::: n. --> An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to fire downward, and in all directions; -- formerly much used in America and Germany.
A house of squared logs.


Blue-White Operation ::: Massive Israeli mobilization of troops and calling of reserve troops in response to misinformation from the double agent Son-in-Law in Egypt who falsely informed Israel that Egypt would attack on May 15, 1973. Indeed, Egypt was mobilizing troops. But, they lacked the long-range scud missiles that the Son-in-Law had previously said were required for any Egyptian attack. The operation, implemented on April 19, was aimed at crystallization military operations and speeding military purchases. When the Egyptian attack failed to materialize, the troops were dispersed on August 3, just seven weeks before the attack on Yom Kippur. The foiled operation cost the government $45 million and thus drew much criticism about the use of tax payers’ money. The plan was pushed by Chief of Staff David Elazar and defense Minister Moshe Dayan however was opposed by Chief of the Military Intelligence Eliahu Zaira.

Military Government ::: Israel established a military government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the Six Day War in 1967. The governor was responsible for security and civic administration.

bridoon ::: n. --> The snaffle and rein of a military bridle, which acts independently of the bit, at the pleasure of the rider. It is used in connection with a curb bit, which has its own rein.

britisher ::: n. --> An Englishman; a subject or inhabitant of Great Britain, esp. one in the British military or naval service.

broadax broadaxe ::: n. --> An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.


broken arrow ::: (communications) The error code displayed on line 25 of a IBM 3270 terminal (or a terminal emulator emulating a 3270) for various kinds of protocol computer). On a PC, simulated with ->/_, with the two centre characters overstruck.Broken arrow is also military jargon for an accident involving nuclear weapons.[Jargon File] (1995-02-07)

broken arrow "communications" The error code displayed on line 25 of a {IBM 3270} {terminal} (or a {terminal emulator} emulating a 3270) for various kinds of {protocol} violations and "unexpected" error conditions (including connection to a {down} computer). On a PC, simulated with "-"/_", with the two centre characters overstruck. "Broken arrow" is also military jargon for an accident involving nuclear weapons. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-07)

buff ::: n. --> A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.
The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
A military coat, made of buff leather.
The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.


bugle ::: n. --> A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
A horn used by hunters.
A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.


bulletin ::: n. --> A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public.
Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received.
A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.


busby ::: n. --> A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.

cadet ::: n. --> The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.
A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.
A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.


cafileh ::: n. --> A caravan of travelers; a military supply train or government caravan; a string of pack horses.

caltrap ::: n. --> A genus of herbaceous plants (Tribulus) of the order Zygophylleae, having a hard several-celled fruit, armed with stout spines, and resembling the military instrument of the same name. The species grow in warm countries, and are often very annoying to cattle.
An instrument with four iron points, so disposed that, any three of them being on the ground, the other projects upward. They are scattered on the ground where an enemy&


campaign ::: n. --> An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.
A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.
Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.
The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.


Capitulation ::: is when investors give up any previous gains in any security or market by selling their positions during periods of declines. Capitulation can happen at any time, but typically happens during high volume trading and extended declines for securities. A market correction or bear market often leads investors to capitulate or panic sell. The term is a derived from a military term which refers to surrender.

captain ::: n. --> A head, or chief officer
The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service.
An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.
By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel,


captainship ::: n. --> The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander.
Military skill; as, to show good captainship.


cargo cult programming "programming, humour" A style of (incompetent) programming dominated by ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose. A cargo cult programmer will usually explain the extra code as a way of working around some bug encountered in the past, but usually neither the bug nor the reason the code apparently avoided the bug was ever fully understood (compare {shotgun debugging}, {voodoo programming}). The term "cargo cult" is a reference to aboriginal religions that grew up in the South Pacific after World War II. The practices of these cults centre on building elaborate mockups of aeroplanes and military style landing strips in the hope of bringing the return of the god-like aeroplanes that brought such marvelous cargo during the war. Hackish usage probably derives from Richard Feynman's characterisation of certain practices as "cargo cult science" in his book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" (W. W. Norton & Co, New York 1985, ISBN 0-393-01921-7). [{Jargon File}] (2002-05-28)

Cartesianism: The philosophy of the French thinker, Rene Descartes (Cartesius) 1596-1650. After completing his formal education at the Jesuit College at La Fleche, he spent the years 1612-1621 in travel and military service. The reminder of his life was devoted to study and writing. He died in Sweden, where he had gone in 1649 to tutor Queen Christina. His principal works are: Discours de la methode, (preface to his Geometric, Meteores, Dieptrique) Meditationes de prima philosophia, Principia philosophiae, Passions de l'ame, Regulae ad directionem ingenii, Le monde. Descartes is justly regarded as one of the founders of modern epistemology. Dissatisfied with the lack of agreement among philosophers, he decided that philosophy needed a new method, that of mathematics. He began by resolving to doubt everything which could not pass the test of his criterion of truth, viz. the clearness and distinctness of ideas. Anything which could pass this test was to be readmitted as self-evident. From self-evident truths, he deduced other truths which logically follow from them. Three kinds of ideas were distinguished: innate, by which he seems to mean little more than the mental power to think things or thoughts; adventitious, which come to him from without; factitious, produced within his own mind. He found most difficulty with the second type of ideas. The first reality discovered through his method is the thinking self. Though he might doubt nearly all else, Descartes could not reasonably doubt that he, who was thinking, existed as a res cogitans. This is the intuition enunciated in the famous aphorism: I think, therefore I am, Cogito ergo sum. This is not offered by Descartes as a compressed syllogism, but as an immediate intuition of his own thinking mind. Another reality, whose existence was obvious to Descartes, was God, the Supreme Being. Though he offered several proofs of the Divine Existence, he was convinced that he knew this also by an innate idea, and so, clearly and distinctly. But he did not find any clear ideas of an extra-mental, bodily world. He suspected its existence, but logical demonstration was needed to establish this truth. His adventitious ideas carry the vague suggestion that they are caused by bodies in an external world. By arguing that God would be a deceiver, in allowing him to think that bodies exist if they do not, he eventually convinced himself of the reality of bodies, his own and others. There are, then, three kinds of substance according to Descartes: Created spirits, i.e. the finite soul-substance of each man: these are immaterial agencies capable of performing spiritual operations, loosely united with bodies, but not extended since thought is their very essence. Uncreated Spirit, i.e. God, confined neither to space nor time, All-Good and All-Powerful, though his Existence can be known clearly, his Nature cannot be known adequately by men on earth, He is the God of Christianity, Creator, Providence and Final Cause of the universe. Bodies, i.e. created, physical substances existing independently of human thought and having as their chief attribute, extension. Cartesian physics regards bodies as the result of the introduction of "vortices", i.e. whorls of motion, into extension. Divisibility, figurability and mobility, are the notes of extension, which appears to be little more thin what Descartes' Scholastic teachers called geometrical space. God is the First Cause of all motion in the physical universe, which is conceived as a mechanical system operated by its Maker. Even the bodies of animals are automata. Sensation is the critical problem in Cartesian psychology; it is viewed by Descartes as a function of the soul, but he was never able to find a satisfactory explanation of the apparent fact that the soul is moved by the body when sensation occurs. The theory of animal spirits provided Descartes with a sort of bridge between mind and matter, since these spirits are supposed to be very subtle matter, halfway, as it were, between thought and extension in their nature. However, this theory of sensation is the weakest link in the Cartesian explanation of cognition. Intellectual error is accounted for by Descartes in his theory of assent, which makes judgment an act of free will. Where the will over-reaches the intellect, judgment may be false. That the will is absolutely free in man, capable even of choosing what is presented by the intellect as the less desirable of two alternatives, is probably a vestige of Scotism retained from his college course in Scholasticism. Common-sense and moderation are the keynotes of Descartes' famous rules for the regulation of his own conduct during his nine years of methodic doubt, and this ethical attitude continued throughout his life. He believed that man is responsible ultimately to God for the courses of action that he may choose. He admitted that conflicts may occur between human passions and human reason. A virtuous life is made possible by the knowledge of what is right and the consequent control of the lower tendencies of human nature. Six primary passions are described by Descartes wonder, love, hatred, desire, joy and sorrow. These are passive states of consciousness, partly caused by the body, acting through the animal spirits, and partly caused by the soul. Under rational control, they enable the soul to will what is good for the body. Descartes' terminology suggests that there are psychological faculties, but he insists that these powers are not really distinct from the soul itself, which is man's sole psychic agency. Descartes was a practical Catholic all his life and he tried to develop proofs of the existence of God, an explanation of the Eucharist, of the nature of religious faith, and of the operation of Divine Providence, using his philosophy as the basis for a new theology. This attempted theology has not found favor with Catholic theologians in general.

cartouch ::: n. --> A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge
A cartridge box.
A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
A gunner&


cashier ::: n. --> One who has charge of money; a cash keeper; the officer who has charge of the payments and receipts (moneys, checks, notes), of a bank or a mercantile company. ::: v. t. --> To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust.

cavalier ::: n. --> A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts. ::: a.


cavalry ::: n. --> That part of military force which serves on horseback.

centurion ::: n. --> A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.

Certificate of origin - Refers to a document that tells the place where the items were originally made. The certificate of origin document is often a legal requirement for countries if they wish to Import sensitive merchandise i.e. military equipment.

Chang Heng-ch'u: (Chang Tsai, Chang Tzu-hou, 1021-1077) Was a typical Confucian government official and teacher. When young, he was interested in military strategy. He studied the Chung Yung (Golden Mean) at the advice of a prominent scholar, and went on to Taoist and Buddhist works. But he finally returned to the Confucian classics, explored their meanings and discussed them with the Ch'eng brothers. His works called Chang Heng-ch'u Hsien-sheng Ch'uan-chi (complete works of Master Chang Heng-ch'u) are indispensable to the study of the Neo-Confucian (li hsueh) movement. -- W.T.C.

chesses ::: n. pl. --> The platforms, consisting of two or more planks doweled together, for the flooring of a temporary military bridge.

chivachie ::: n. --> A cavalry raid; hence, a military expedition.

civilian ::: n. --> One skilled in the civil law.
A student of the civil law at a university or college.
One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical.


clarinet ::: n. --> A wind instrument, blown by a single reed, of richer and fuller tone than the oboe, which has a double reed. It is the leading instrument in a military band.

cockade ::: n. --> A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer is the servant of a military or naval officer.

commandery ::: n. --> The office or rank of a commander.
A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory.
An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.
A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.


commissariat ::: n. --> The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.
The body of officers charged with such service.


condottiere ::: n. --> A military adventurer of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, who sold his services, and those of his followers, to any party in any contest.

conscription ::: n. --> An enrolling or registering.
A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft. ::: a. --> Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.


Coordinated Universal Time "time, standard" (UTC, World Time) The standard time common to every place in the world. UTC is derived from {International Atomic Time} (TAI) by the addition of a whole number of "leap seconds" to synchronise it with {Universal Time} 1 (UT1), thus allowing for the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit, the rotational axis tilt (23.5 degrees), but still showing the Earth's irregular rotation, on which UT1 is based. Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock and uses the {Gregorian calendar}. It is used in aeroplane and ship navigation, where it also sometimes known by the military name, "Zulu time". "Zulu" in the phonetic alphabet stands for "Z" which stands for longitude zero. UTC was defined by the International Radio Consultative Committee ({CCIR}), a predecessor of the {ITU-T}. CCIR Recommendation 460-4, or ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (7/94), contains the full definition. The language-independent international abbreviation, UTC, is neither English nor French. It means both "Coordinated Universal Time" and "Temps Universel Coordonné". {BIPM (http://www.bipm.org/enus/5_Scientific/c_time/time_1.html)}. {The Royal Observatory Greenwich (http://rog.nmm.ac.uk/leaflets/time/time.html)}. {History of UTC and GMT (http://ecco.bsee.swin.edu.au/chronos/GMT-explained.html)}. {U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (http://its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/dir-009/_1277.htm)}. {UK National Physical Laboratory (http://npl.co.uk/npl/ctm/time_scales.html)}. {US Naval Observatory (http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/systime.html)}. {International Telecommunications Union (http://itu.int/radioclub/rr/arts02.htm)}. {Earth's irregular rotation (/pub/misc/earth_rotation)}. (2001-08-30)

Coordinated Universal Time ::: (time, standard) (UTC, World Time) The standard time common to every place in the world. UTC is derived from International Atomic Time (TAI) by the rotational axis tilt (23.5 degrees), but still showing the Earth's irregular rotation, on which UT1 is based.Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock and uses the Gregorian calendar. It is used in aeroplane and ship navigation, where it also sometimes known by the military name, Zulu time. Zulu in the phonetic alphabet stands for Z which stands for longitude zero.UTC was defined by the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR), a predecessor of the ITU-T. CCIR Recommendation 460-4, or ITU-T Recommendation X.680 (7/94), contains the full definition.The language-independent international abbreviation, UTC, is neither English nor French. It means both Coordinated Universal Time and Temps Universel Coordonn�. . . . . . . . .(2001-08-30)

CORAL 66 A real-time system programming language derived from {JOVIAL} and {ALGOL 60}. It was adopted as the British military standard from 1970 until the arrival of {Ada}. ["Official Definition of CORAL 66", P.M. Woodward et al, HMSO, London, 1970].

CORAL 66 ::: A real-time system programming language derived from JOVIAL and ALGOL 60. It was adopted as the British military standard from 1970 until the arrival of Ada.[Official Definition of CORAL 66, P.M. Woodward et al, HMSO, London, 1970].

cordon ::: n. --> A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.
The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.
The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.
A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing.


corps ::: n. sing. & pl. --> The human body, whether living or dead.
A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
A body or code of laws.
The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.


court-martial ::: n. --> A court consisting of military or naval officers, for the trial of one belonging to the army or navy, or of offenses against military or naval law. ::: v. t. --> To subject to trial by a court-martial.

crimp ::: v. t. --> To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
To pinch and hold; to seize.
to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp


crusade ::: n. --> Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
A Portuguese coin. See Crusado. ::: v. i.


cut a tape ::: To write a software or document distribution on magnetic tape for shipment. Has nothing to do with physically cutting the medium! Cutting a disk has also been check, the recording industry's cut a record, and the military's cut an order.All of these usages reflect physical processes in obsolete recording and duplication technologies. The first stage in manufacturing an old-style vinyl the wax overlay on a silk screen. More directly, paper tape with holes punched in it was an important early storage medium.[Jargon File]

cut a tape To write a software or document distribution on magnetic tape for shipment. Has nothing to do with physically cutting the medium! "Cutting a disk" has also been reported as live usage. Related slang usages are mainstream business's "cut a check", the recording industry's "cut a record", and the military's "cut an order". All of these usages reflect physical processes in obsolete recording and duplication technologies. The first stage in manufacturing an old-style vinyl record involved cutting grooves in a stamping die with a precision lathe. More mundanely, the dominant technology for mass duplication of paper documents in pre-photocopying days involved "cutting a stencil", punching away portions of the wax overlay on a silk screen. More directly, paper tape with holes punched in it was an important early storage medium. [{Jargon File}]

Czech Deal ::: Egypt’s arm deal with Czechoslovakia in 1955 that initiated the involvement of the Soviet Union in Middle Eastern politics as well as its pro-Arab stance. This marked the largest military transaction in the world during its time. The ensuing Israeli anxiety and desire to topple Nasser before he could a military threat led to the Suez War.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ::: (body) (DARPA, ARPA) An agency of the US Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. DARPA DARPA focusses on short (two to four-year) projects run by small, purpose-built teams.ARPA was its original name, then it was renamed DARPA (for Defense) in 1972, then back to ARPA [When?], and then, incredibly, back to DARPA again on 1996-03-11!ARPA was responsible for funding development of ARPANET (which grew into the Internet), as well as the Berkeley version of Unix and TCP/IP. . . (1999-07-17)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency "body" (DARPA, ARPA) An agency of the US Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. DARPA was established in 1958 in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik, with the mission of keeping the US's military technology ahead of its enemies. DARPA is independent from other more conventional military R&D and reports directly to senior DoD management. DARPA has around 240 personnel (about 140 technical) directly managing a $2 billion budget. These figures are "on average" since DARPA focusses on short (two to four-year) projects run by small, purpose-built teams. ARPA was its original name, then it was renamed DARPA (for Defense) in 1972, then back to ARPA [When?], and then, incredibly, back to DARPA again on 1996-03-11! ARPA was responsible for funding development of {ARPANET} (which grew into the {Internet}), as well as the {Berkeley} version of {Unix} and {TCP/IP}. {(http://darpa.mil/)}. {History (/pub/misc/darpa)}. (1999-07-17)

Defense Data Network (DDN) A global communications network serving the US Department of Defense. Composed of {MILNET}, other portions of the {Internet}, and classified networks which are not part of the {Internet}. The DDN is used to connect military installations and is managed by the {Defense Information Systems Agency}. (1994-12-01)

Defense Data Network ::: (DDN) A global communications network serving the US Department of Defense. Composed of MILNET, other portions of the Internet, and classified networks which are not part of the Internet. The DDN is used to connect military installations and is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency. (1994-12-01)

Deity ::: (Lat.) God. ::: Dekel Operation ::: After the second cease-fire of the War of Independence, the Israeli military defeated the Arab Liberation Army in the lower Galilee to capture the region as well as the Arab city of Nazareth.

De-Militarised Zone "networking" (DMZ) (From the military term for an area between two opponents where fighting is prevented) DMZ {Ethernets} connect networks and computers controlled by different bodies. They may be external or internal. External DMZ Ethernets link regional networks with {routers} to internal networks. Internal DMZ Ethernets link local nodes with routers to the regional networks. Compare {red zone}. (1995-02-23)

De-Militarised Zone ::: (networking) (DMZ) (From the military term for an area between two opponents where fighting is prevented) DMZ Ethernets connect networks and External DMZ Ethernets link regional networks with routers to internal networks. Internal DMZ Ethernets link local nodes with routers to the regional networks.Compare red zone. (1995-02-23)

demolition ::: n. --> The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.

Department of Defense "body" (DoD) The US military body responsible for sponsoring many software engineering standards. (1996-05-29)

Department of Defense ::: (body) (DoD) The US military body responsible for sponsoring many software engineering standards. (1996-05-29)

Department of Defense Network "networking" (DDN) A military subset of the {Internet}, which includes {ARPAnet}. (1994-12-07)

Department of Defense Network ::: (networking) (DDN) A military subset of the Internet, which includes ARPAnet. (1994-12-07)

depot ::: n. --> A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.


desertion ::: n. --> The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one&

detach ::: v. t. --> To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment. ::: v. i.


Determined Path Operation ::: Israeli military operation launched on June 19, 2002 against the Palestinian National Authority after a rise in suicide bombings and shortly after Israel ended its relatively unsuccessful operation Defensive Shield. It paved the way for reoccupation of many villages and PNA areas deemed necessary for Israel’s security.

disband ::: v. t. --> To loose the bands of; to set free; to disunite; to scatter; to disperse; to break up the organization of; especially, to dismiss from military service; as, to disband an army.
To divorce. ::: v. i. --> To become separated, broken up, dissolved, or


djerrid ::: n. --> A blunt javelin used in military games in Moslem countries.
A game played with it.


Dolchstoss Domem ::: (Ger. Stab in the back). Myth that the German military had not been defeated in World War I, but that the Germans had been "stabbed in the back" by Jews, socialists and liberals who forced them to surrender.

draff ::: n. --> Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter.
The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught.
A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted.
An order from one person or party to another, directing the


drill ::: v. t. --> To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.
To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline.
To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum.


drum major ::: --> .
The chief or first drummer of a regiment; an instructor of drummers.
The marching leader of a military band.
A noisy gathering. [R.] See under Drum, n., 4.


drummer ::: n. --> One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.
One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler.
A fish that makes a sound when caught
The squeteague.
A California sculpin.
A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.


Eisenhower Doctrine ::: Part of Cold War containment doctrine, it stated that the United States would help the economy of the Middle East as well as come to the aid of any country under attack from the Eastern Axis. It was invoked several times by Jordan which sought defense against a potential military coup d'etat led by Egypt. Lebanon and Jordan invoked the doctrine following the Iraqi military coup in July 1958 and received aid from the US and Great Britain.

emeer ::: n. --> Same as Emir.
An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the line of his daughter Fatima; among the Turks, likewise, a title of dignity, given to certain high officials.


empire ::: (games) Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of implemented for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS freeware. All are notoriously addictive.[Jargon File] (1995-08-06)

empire "games" Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both {Unix} and {VMS}; the latter is even available as {MS-DOS} {freeware}. All are notoriously addictive. [{Jargon File}] (1995-08-06)

Engels, Frederick: Co-founder of the doctrines of Marxism (see Dialectical materialism) Engels was the life-long friend and collaborator of Karl Marx (q.v.). He was born at Barmen, Germanv, in 1820, the son of a manufacturer. Like Marx, he became interested in communism early in life, developing and applying its doctrines until his death, August 5, 1895. Beside his collaboration with Marx on Die Heilige Familie, Die Deutsche Ideologie, Manifesto of the Communist Party, Anti-Dühring and articles for the "New York Tribune" (a selection from which constitutes "Germany: revolution and counter-revolution"), and his editing of Volumes II and III of Capital, published after Marx's death, Engels wrote extensively on various subjects, from "Condition of the Working Class in England (1844)" to military problems, in which field he had received technical training. On the philosophical side of Marxism, Engels speculated on fundamental questions of scientific methodology and dialectical logic in such books as Dialectics of Nature and Anti-Dühring. Works like Ludwig Feuerbach and the Outcome of Classical German Philosophy and Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State are likewise regarded as basic texts. The most extensive collection of Engels' works will be found in Marx-Engels "Gesamtausgabe", to which there is still much unpublished material to be added. -- J.M.S.

enlist ::: v. t. --> To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.
To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise. ::: v. i.


epaulette ::: n. --> A shoulder ornament or badge worn by military and naval officers, differences of rank being marked by some peculiar form or device, as a star, eagle, etc.; a shoulder knot.

establishment ::: n. --> The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
That which is established; as: (a) A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England. (b) A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or


estafette ::: n. --> A courier who conveys messages to another courier; a military courier sent from one part of an army to another.

Etzel ::: Acronym for Irgun Tzvai L'umi, National Military Organization; Revisionist Zionist para-military organization during the period of the British Mandate.

exemption ::: n. --> The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.

famous ::: a. --> Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; -- used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.

Ferranti F100-L ::: (processor) An 8-bit processor, with 16-bit addressing, but which could only access 32K of memory (1-bit for indirection). The Ferranti F100-L was designed by a British company for the British Military.The unique feature of the F100-L was that it had a complete control bus available for a coprocessor. Any instruction the F100-L couldn't decode was sent time were limited, but the design is still used in modern processors, such as the National Semiconductor 32000 series.[Was it 8 or 16 bit?](2004-12-03)

Ferranti F100-L "processor" A {processor}, with 16-bit addressing, {registers} and data paths and a 1-bit serial {ALU}. The F100-L could only access 32K of memory (one address bit was used for {indirection}). It was designed by a British company for the British Military. The unique feature of the F100-L was that it had a complete control bus available for a {coprocessor}. Any instruction the F100-L couldn't decode was sent directly to the coprocessor for processing. Applications for coprocessors at the time were limited, but the design is still used in modern processors, such as the {National Semiconductor 32000} series. The {disk operating system} was written by Alec Cawley. (2007-05-19)

feudal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.
Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.


feudalism ::: n. --> The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages.

feu ::: n. --> A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.

fief ::: n. --> An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.

fife ::: n. --> A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music. ::: v. i. --> To play on a fife.

filibuster ::: n. --> A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855. ::: v. i.

flail ::: n. --> An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely.
An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.


Formatting Output Specification Instance "text, standard" (FOSI) An old {SGML} {DTD} {standard} for {document management} in the US military, to be replaced (soon after Oct 1996?) by the {ISO} standard {DSSSL}. (1996-10-07)

Formatting Output Specification Instance ::: (text, standard) (FOSI) An old SGML DTD standard for document management in the US military, to be replaced (soon after Oct 1996?) by the ISO standard DSSSL. (1996-10-07)

fortify ::: v. t. --> To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces. ::: v. i.


fosseway ::: n. --> One of the great military roads constructed by the Romans in England and other parts of Europe; -- so called from the fosse or ditch on each side for keeping it dry.

FUBAR 1. (WWII military slang) Fucked up beyond all recognition (or repair). See {foobar}. 2. "hardware" The Failed UniBus Address Register in a {VAX}. A good example of how jargon can occasionally be snuck past the {suits}. Larry Robinson "lrobins@indiana.edu" reports the following nonstandard use for FUBAR: One day somebody got mad at the {card reader} (or card eater that day) on our {Univac 3200}. He taped a sign, "This thing is FUBAR", on the metal weight that sits on the stack of unread cards. The sign stayed there for over a year. One day, somebody said, "Don't forget to put the fubar on top of the stack". It stuck! We called that weight the fubar until they took away the machine. The replacement card reader had two spring loaded card clamps, one for the feed and one for the return, and we called THOSE fubars until we dumped punch cards. Incidently, the way he taped the sign on the weight made up for the lack of a little nylon piece that was missing from it, and fixed the card reader. That's why the sign stayed there. [{Jargon File}] (1997-03-18)

FUBAR ::: 1. (WWII military slang) Fucked up beyond all recognition (or repair).See foobar.2. (hardware) The Failed UniBus Address Register in a VAX. A good example of how jargon can occasionally be snuck past the suits.Larry Robinson reports the following nonstandard use for FUBAR:One day somebody got mad at the card reader (or card eater that day) on our Univac 3200. He taped a sign, This thing is FUBAR, on the metal weight that replacement card reader had two spring loaded card clamps, one for the feed and one for the return, and we called THOSE fubars until we dumped punch cards.Incidently, the way he taped the sign on the weight made up for the lack of a little nylon piece that was missing from it, and fixed the card reader. That's why the sign stayed there.[Jargon File] (1997-03-18)

fugleman ::: n. --> A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.
Hence, one who leads the way.


fyrdung ::: v. i. --> The military force of the whole nation, consisting of all men able to bear arms.

Gadna ::: (Heb. acronym, Gedudei Noar- youth battalions) Israeli youth corps run by Ministry of Defense for pre-military training of teenagers. Originally created in the years right before the 1948 War of Independence to train young able bodied teenagers, today, the Gadna acts as three day orientation experience for Israeli youth nearing the beginning of their military service.

Gaelic ::: For automated test programs. Used in military, essentially replaced by ATLAS.

Gaelic For automated test programs. Used in military, essentially replaced by ATLAS.

gantlet ::: n. --> A military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed.
A glove. See Gauntlet.


Gauleiter ::: See Gau. ::: Gaza Strip ::: Narrow, 25-mile long strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea that Israel captured from Egypt in the 1967 War. The Cairo Agreement of May 4, 1994, led to civil autonomy for the Gaza Strip's Palestinian residents within the framework of an Israeli military withdrawal from the region. Israel later dismantled all Israeli settlements and withdrew fully from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 as part of Israeli Prime Minister Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan. Since then, there have been over 6,000 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, namely the city of Sderot, by Hamas.

generalship ::: n. --> The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.
Military skill in a general officer or commander.
Fig.: Leadership; management.


German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact ::: An agreement signed between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union on the eve of WWII. The pact was a temporary alliance of adversaries which secured Hitler's eastern front and bought time for Soviet military preparedness. The agreement was breached by Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union less than two years later which caused Stalin to switch sides and support the Allies.

gown ::: n. --> A loose, flowing upper garment
The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or silk gown.
The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military.
A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing


grade ::: n. --> A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.


green machine ::: A computer or peripheral device that has been designed and built to military specifications for field equipment (that is, to withstand mechanical shock, extremes of temperature and humidity, and so forth). Comes from the olive-drab uniform paint used for military equipment.[Jargon File]

green machine A computer or peripheral device that has been designed and built to military specifications for field equipment (that is, to withstand mechanical shock, extremes of temperature and humidity, and so forth). Comes from the olive-drab "uniform" paint used for military equipment. [{Jargon File}]

guardsman ::: n. --> One who guards; a guard.
A member, either officer or private, of any military body called Guards.


gunnery ::: n. --> That branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles, and the manner of constructing and using ordnance.

Hamtana ::: (Heb. Waiting) Israeli military term referring to the period before or after mobilization; it is most often used to describe the weeks of waiting right before the 1967 Six Day War.

harness ::: n. --> Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.
The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.
The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.


heriot ::: n. --> Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant.

Hesder Yeshiva ::: A yeshiva (school of Jewish study) which combines talmudic studies with military service.

Hiram Operation ::: Israeli military operation during the 1948 War of Independence in which Israeli forces penetrated Lebanon and occupied territories extending as far north as the Litani River. Israel later withdrew from these territories in accordance with the Israel-Lebanese Armistice Agreement signed on March 23, 1949.

hobbler ::: n. --> One who hobbles.
One who by his tenure was to maintain a horse for military service; a kind of light horseman in the Middle Ages who was mounted on a hobby.


IDF ::: (Israeli Defense Forces) Israeli military. See also Tzahal.

imperator ::: n. --> A commander; a leader; an emperor; -- originally an appellation of honor by which Roman soldiers saluted their general after an important victory. Subsequently the title was conferred as a recognition of great military achievements by the senate, whence it carried wiht it some special privileges. After the downfall of the Republic it was assumed by Augustus and his successors, and came to have the meaning now attached to the word emperor.

Indian Ethics: Ethical speculations are inherent in Indian philosophy (q.v.) with its concepts of karma, moksa, ananda (q.v.). Belief in salvation is universal, hence optimism rather than pessimism is prevalent even though one's own life is sometimes treated contemptuously, fatalism is embraced or the doctrine of non-attachment and desirelessness is subscribed to. Social institutions, thoughts, and habits in India are interdependent with the theory of karma and the belief in universal law and order (cf. dharma). For instance, caste exists because dharma is inviolable, man is born into his circumstances because he reaps what he has sown. Western influence, in changing Indian institutions, will eventually also modify Indian ethical theories. All the same, great moral sensitiveness is not lacking, rather much the contrary, as is proven by the voluminous story and didactic fable literature which has also acted on the West. Hindu moral conscience is evident from the ideals of womanhood (symbolized in Sita), of loyalty (symbolized in Hanuman), of kindness to all living beings (cf. ahimsa), of tolerance (the racial and religious hotchpotch which is India being an eloquent witness), the great respect for the samnyasin (who, as a member of the Brahman caste has precedence over the royal or military). Critics confuse -- and the wretched conduct of some Hindus confirm the indistinction -- practical morality with the fearless statements of metaphysics pursued with relentless logic "beyond good and evil."

inspector ::: n. --> One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer.

instrumentation ::: n. --> The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
The arrangement of a musical composition for performance by a number of different instruments; orchestration; instrumental composition; composition for an orchestra or military band.
The act or manner of playing upon musical instruments; performance; as, his instrumentation is perfect.


Interactive CourseWare (ICW) A training program controlled by a computer that relies on trainee input to determine the order and pace of instruction delivery. The trainee advances through the sequence of instructional events by making decisions and selections. The instruction branches according to the trainee's responses. ICW is a US military term which includes {computer-aided instruction} and {computer-based training}. (1995-11-08)

Interactive CourseWare ::: (ICW) A training program controlled by a computer that relies on trainee input to determine the order and pace of instruction delivery. The trainee advances through the sequence of instructional events by making decisions and selections. The instruction branches according to the trainee's responses.ICW is a US military term which includes computer-aided instruction and computer-based training. (1995-11-08)

Internet "networking" 1. With a lower-case "i", any set of {networks} interconnected with {routers}. 2. With an upper-case "I", the world's collection of interconnected networks. The Internet is a three-level {hierarchy} composed of {backbone networks}, {mid-level networks}, and {stub networks}. These include commercial (.com or .co), university (.ac or .edu) and other research networks (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various {protocols}, chiefly the {Internet Protocol}. Until the advent of the {web} in 1990, the Internet was almost entirely unknown outside universities and corporate research departments and was accessed mostly via {command line} interfaces such as {telnet} and {FTP}. Since then it has grown to become a ubiquitous aspect of modern information systems, becoming highly commercial and a widely accepted medium for all sort of customer relations such as advertising, brand building and online sales and services. Its original spirit of cooperation and freedom have, to a great extent, survived this explosive transformation with the result that the vast majority of information available on the Internet is free of charge. While the web (primarily in the form of {HTML} and {HTTP}) is the best known aspect of the Internet, there are many other {protocols} in use, supporting applications such as {electronic mail}, {chat}, {remote login} and {file transfer}. There were 20,242 unique commercial domains registered with {InterNIC} in September 1994, 10% more than in August 1994. In 1996 there were over 100 {Internet access providers} in the US and a few in the UK (e.g. the {BBC Networking Club}, {Demon}, {PIPEX}). There are several bodies associated with the running of the Internet, including the {Internet Architecture Board}, the {Internet Assigned Numbers Authority}, the {Internet Engineering and Planning Group}, {Internet Engineering Steering Group}, and the {Internet Society}. See also {NYsernet}, {EUNet}. {The Internet Index (http://openmarket.com/intindex)} - statistics about the Internet. (2015-03-26)

Internet ::: (networking) (Note: capital I). The Internet is the largest internet (with a small i) in the world. It is a three level hierarchy composed of (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various protocols, chiefly the Internet Protocol.Until the advent of the World-Wide Web in 1990, the Internet was almost entirely unknown outside universities and corporate research departments and was accessed this explosive transformation with the result that the vast majority of information available on the Internet is free of charge.While the web (primarily in the form of HTML and HTTP) is the best known aspect of the Internet, there are many other protocols in use, supporting applications such as electronic mail, Usenet, chat, remote login, and file transfer.There were 20,242 unique commercial domains registered with InterNIC in September 1994, 10% more than in August 1994. In 1996 there were over 100 Internet access providers in the US and a few in the UK (e.g. the BBC Networking Club, Demon, PIPEX).There are several bodies associated with the running of the Internet, including the Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, the Internet Engineering and Planning Group, Internet Engineering Steering Group, and the Internet Society.See also NYsernet, EUNet. - statistics about the Internet.(2000-02-21)

Inyan ::: (Heb.) Idea or concept . ::: Irgun ::: (Heb. acronym. Irgun Tzvai Le'umi; National Military Organization) Jewish underground army established in Israel during the period of the British Mandate. It stood in staunch opposition to the Haganah and their policy of cooperation with the British, and attacked several British personnel and bases of operation. Several Irgun members later went on to serve as politicians in the Knesset (Israeli parliament), including Menachem Begin, the former commander of the Irgun, who later prime minister of Israel.

Ismaliah Summit ::: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin met in Ismalia, Egypt on December 26, 1977 and agreed to begin military and political committee meetings, the first of which occurred on January 17, 1978.

Israeli Defense Force ::: Israel’s military, includes its Ground Forces, Air Force, Navy, and Military Intelligence. It came into existence when David Ben Gurion unified the defense forces of the Yishuv during the War of Independence. The IDF drafts all Israelis at age 18 except for Israeli Arabs, who may choose to serve.

Izzedin Al-Qassem Brigade ::: Named after a Palestinian-Arab who called for Jihad against the British and the Zionists during the period of the British Mandate, Izzedin Al-Qassem is the military wing of Hamas, and an umbrella for other smaller terrorist groups responsible for attacks against Israeli civilians.

J3 A dialect of {JOVIAL}. ["Military Standard JOVIAL (J3)", MIL-STD-1588 (USAF), June 1976]. (1994-12-07)

J3 ::: A dialect of JOVIAL.[Military Standard JOVIAL (J3), MIL-STD-1588 (USAF), June 1976]. (1994-12-07)

J73 A dialect of {JOVIAL}. ["Military Standard JOVIAL (J73)", MIL-STD-1589 (USAF), Feb 1977]. (1994-12-07)

J73 ::: A dialect of JOVIAL.[Military Standard JOVIAL (J73), MIL-STD-1589 (USAF), Feb 1977]. (1994-12-07)

janizary ::: n. --> A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.

June 1982 conflict in which the Israel Defense Forces conducted a military operation in Lebanon to drive out the PLO, which had been shelling northern Israeli towns. The majority of Israel's forces withdrew in 1985. Israel still holds an eight-mile-wide security zone in southern Lebanon in order to protect Israeli towns from the continuing terrorist attacks launched from Lebanon.

Kahan Commission (1982) ::: The commission appointed by the Israeli cabinet on September 28, 1982 to investigate the IDF’s role in the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila Refugee camps during the First Lebanon War. The commission recommended that Major General Yehoshua Saguy not continue as director of military intelligence, Brigadier General Amos Yaron acted improperly and should not serve as field commander, and that Defense Minister Ariel Sharon should not be given any “sensitive” position in the future.

Keyboard Commando "messaging" A {bulletin board} user who posts authoritatively on military or combat topics, but who has never served in uniform or heard a shot fired in anger. A poseur. (1997-04-25)

Keyboard Commando ::: (messaging) A bulletin board user who posts authoritatively on military or combat topics, but who has never served in uniform or heard a shot fired in anger. A poseur. (1997-04-25)

kluge "jargon" /klooj/, /kluhj/ (From German "klug" /kloog/ - clever and Scottish "{kludge}") 1. A Rube Goldberg (or Heath Robinson) device, whether in {hardware} or {software}. The spelling "kluge" (as opposed to "kludge") was used in connection with computers as far back as the mid-1950s and, at that time, was used exclusively of *hardware* kluges. 2. "programming" A clever programming trick intended to solve a particular nasty case in an expedient, if not clear, manner. Often used to repair bugs. Often involves {ad-hockery} and verges on being a {crock}. In fact, the TMRC Dictionary defined "kludge" as "a crock that works". 3. Something that works for the wrong reason. 4. ({WPI}) A {feature} that is implemented in a {rude} manner. In 1947, the "New York Folklore Quarterly" reported a classic shaggy-dog story "Murgatroyd the Kluge Maker" then current in the Armed Forces, in which a "kluge" was a complex and puzzling artifact with a trivial function. Other sources report that "kluge" was common Navy slang in the WWII era for any piece of electronics that worked well on shore but consistently failed at sea. However, there is reason to believe this slang use may be a decade older. Several respondents have connected it to the brand name of a device called a "Kluge paper feeder" dating back at least to 1935, an adjunct to mechanical printing presses. The Kluge feeder was designed before small, cheap electric motors and control electronics; it relied on a fiendishly complex assortment of cams, belts, and linkages to both power and synchronise all its operations from one motive driveshaft. It was accordingly tempermental, subject to frequent breakdowns, and devilishly difficult to repair - but oh, so clever! One traditional folk etymology of "klugen" makes it the name of a design engineer; in fact, "Kluge" is a surname in German, and the designer of the Kluge feeder may well have been the man behind this myth. {TMRC} and the MIT hacker culture of the early 1960s seems to have developed in a milieu that remembered and still used some WWII military slang (see also {foobar}). It seems likely that "kluge" came to MIT via alumni of the many military electronics projects run in Cambridge during the war (many in MIT's venerable Building 20, which housed {TMRC} until the building was demolished in 1999). [{Jargon File}] (2002-10-02)

kluge ::: (jargon) /klooj/, /kluhj/ (From German klug /kloog/ - clever and Scottish kludge) 1. A Rube Goldberg (or Heath Robinson) device, whether in hardware or software.The spelling kluge (as opposed to kludge) was used in connection with computers as far back as the mid-1950s and, at that time, was used exclusively of *hardware* kluges.2. (programming) A clever programming trick intended to solve a particular nasty case in an expedient, if not clear, manner. Often used to repair bugs. Often involves ad-hockery and verges on being a crock. In fact, the TMRC Dictionary defined kludge as a crock that works.3. Something that works for the wrong reason.4. (WPI) A feature that is implemented in a rude manner.In 1947, the New York Folklore Quarterly reported a classic shaggy-dog story Murgatroyd the Kluge Maker then current in the Armed Forces, in which a sources report that kluge was common Navy slang in the WWII era for any piece of electronics that worked well on shore but consistently failed at sea.However, there is reason to believe this slang use may be a decade older. Several respondents have connected it to the brand name of a device called a in fact, Kluge is a surname in German, and the designer of the Kluge feeder may well have been the man behind this myth.TMRC and the MIT hacker culture of the early 1960s seems to have developed in a milieu that remembered and still used some WWII military slang (see also venerable Building 20, which housed TMRC until the building was demolished in 1999).[Jargon File](2002-10-02)

knight-errant ::: n. --> A wandering knight; a knight who traveled in search of adventures, for the purpose of exhibiting military skill, prowess, and generosity.

knight: In medieval Europe and England a knight was a military aristocrat who swore allegiance to a lord in exchange for control over land.

knight ::: n. --> A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life.
One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John.


knight service ::: --> A tenure of lands held by knights on condition of performing military service. See Chivalry, n., 4.

Knights Templars A religio-military order, a brotherhood in arms, founded in the 12th century by Hugh de Payens and Geoffrey de St. Omer (Godfrey de St. Aldemar), and seven other knights for the purpose of protecting the Holy Sepulcher of the Christians, taking its name from the palace of the Latin kings in Jerusalem, which was called Solomon’s Temple. The Order being partly monastic, the knights took the usual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The Order spread rapidly throughout Europe and the Near East, the Order being under the governance of an elected Grand Master, the first being Hugh de Payens elected in 1118, and the last, the 22nd, being Jacques de Molay, elected in 1297.

kshatriya. ::: the second of the four castes of hindu social order constituting the ruling and military elite, such as warriors, administrators and law enforcers, who are in charge of the protection of the society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime &

kshatruya ::: n. --> The military caste, the second of the four great Hindoo castes; also, a member of that caste. See Caste.

landwehr ::: n. --> That part of the army, in Germany and Austria, which has completed the usual military service and is exempt from duty in time of peace, except that it is called out occasionally for drill.

Lavon Affair (July 1954) ::: Israeli military operation carried out in July 1954 in which Israeli agents in Egypt detonated bombs against American and British targets. The operation was carried out in the hopes that a perceived Egyptian attack would entice the two powers to continue to occupy the Suez Canal and protect Israeli interests. The Israeli agents who carried out the attacks were later captured, six were sent to prison, two were tried in absentia, and two were hanged. News of the affair caused an uproar in Israel and allegations were made that Defense Minister Pinchas Lavon had approved the mission. Though Lavon maintained his innocence and was later exonerated of all charges, he was forced to resign and was replaced by David Ben Gurion.

legion ::: n. --> A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth.
A military force; an army; military bands.
A great number; a multitude.
A group of orders inferior to a class.


Litani Operation (March 1978) ::: Military operation by Israel in March 1978 in retaliation against a PLO attack on a bus near Haifa. Israel attempted to push PLO positions away from the Lebanese-Israeli border.

livery ::: n. --> The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.
The writ by which possession is obtained.
Release from wardship; deliverance.
That which is delivered out statedly or formally, as clothing, food, etc.
The uniform clothing issued by feudal superiors to their retainers and serving as a badge when in military service.
The peculiar dress by which the servants of a nobleman or


locked and loaded ::: [Military slang for an M-16 rifle with magazine inserted and prepared for firing] Said of a removable disk volume properly prepared for use - that is, are loaded whenever the power is up, this description is never used of Winchester drives (which are named after a rifle).[Jargon File]

locked and loaded [Military slang for an M-16 rifle with magazine inserted and prepared for firing] Said of a removable disk volume properly prepared for use - that is, locked into the drive and with the heads loaded. Ironically, because their heads are "loaded" whenever the power is up, this description is never used of {Winchester} drives (which are named after a rifle). [{Jargon File}]

logistics ::: n. --> That branch of the military art which embraces the details of moving and supplying armies. The meaning of the word is by some writers extended to include strategy.
A system of arithmetic, in which numbers are expressed in a scale of 60; logistic arithmetic.


LTR3 Version three of {LTR}, by A. Parayre of Delegation Generale pour l'Armement, France. LTR3 was widely used by the French military and avionics companies. ["The LTR3 Reference Manual", A. Parayre, Delegation Generale pour l'Armement, France]. (1995-01-31)

LTR3 ::: Version three of LTR, by A. Parayre of Delegation Generale pour l'Armement, France. LTR3 was widely used by the French military and avionics companies.[The LTR3 Reference Manual, A. Parayre, Delegation Generale pour l'Armement, France]. (1995-01-31)

Maccabee Operation ::: Israeli military operation carried out on May 1, 1948 to secure safe passage along the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road.

magazine ::: n. --> A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.


Mahasabha (Sanskrit) Mahāsabhā [from mahā great + sabhā assembly, gathering, collection, bundle] The bundle of wonderful (mayavi or illusionary) things given to the Pandavas by Mayasura, the architect of the daityas who was versed in magic, astronomy, and military science.

majority ::: n. --> The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
The military rank of a major.
The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one&


mandarin ::: n. --> A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus nobilis)mandarin orange; tangerine --.


mangonel ::: n. --> A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.

manoeuvre ::: n. --> Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.
To manage with address or art; to scheme.


march ::: n. --> The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that


mareschal ::: n. --> A military officer of high rank; a marshal.

martial ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance.
Practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave.
Belonging to war, or to an army and navy; -- opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.
Pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars.
Pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as,


martinet ::: n. --> In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods.
The martin.


mennonite ::: n. --> One of a small denomination of Christians, so called from Menno Simons of Friesland, their founder. They believe that the New Testament is the only rule of faith, that there is no original sin, that infants should not be baptized, and that Christians ought not to take oath, hold office, or render military service.

mess ::: n. --> Mass; church service.
A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; as, a mess of pottage; also, the food given to a beast at one time.
A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval service who eat at the same table; as, the wardroom mess.
A set of four; -- from the old practice of dividing companies


militancy ::: n. --> The state of being militant; warfare.
A military spirit or system; militarism.


militar ::: a. --> Military.

militarily ::: adv. --> In a military manner.

militarism ::: n. --> A military state or condition; reliance on military force in administering government; a military system.
The spirit and traditions of military life.


militarist ::: n. --> A military man.

military ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.
Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition. ::: n.


militia ::: n. --> In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies.
Military service; warfare.


MILITRAN ::: A discrete simulation system for military applications produced by the Sys Res Group at ONR in 1964.[Sammet 1969, p. 657]. (1994-11-11)

MILITRAN A {discrete simulation} system for military applications produced by the Sys Res Group at {ONR} in 1964. [Sammet 1969, p. 657]. (1994-11-11)

MILNET ::: Military Network. Part of the Defense Data Network (DDN) and of the Internet. Managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).[Location? Number of hosts? Purpose?]

MILNET Military Network. Part of the {Defense Data Network} (DDN) and of the {Internet}. Managed by the {Defense Information Systems Agency} (DISA). [Location? Number of hosts? Purpose?]

Miluim ::: Military reserves. ::: Min ::: (pl. minim). A heretic, sectarian, or schismatic, according to classical Judaism. The term was applied both to Christians, especially Christian Jews, and to people of "gnostic" tendencies, among others.

miner ::: n. --> One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners.
Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).


mufti ::: n. --> An official expounder of Mohammedan law.
Citizen&


munition ::: n. --> Fortification; stronghold.
Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.


mutiny ::: n. --> Insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer; hence, generally, forcible resistance to rightful authority; insubordination.
Violent commotion; tumult; strife. ::: v. i.


neodamode ::: n. --> In ancient Sparta, one of those Helots who were freed by the state in reward for military service.

newbie ::: (jargon) /n[y]oo'bee/ (Originally from British public-school and military slang variant of new boy) An inexperienced user of Usenet or other system.This term surfaced in the newsgroup talk.bizarre but is now in wide use. Criteria for being considered a newbie vary wildly; a person can be called a around Usenet for a long time but who carefully hides all evidence of having a clue.See BIFF.[Jargon File] (1998-02-18)

newbie "jargon" /n[y]oo'bee/ (Sometimes shorted to "noob") Originally from British public-school and military slang variant of "new boy", an inexperienced user. This term surfaced in the {newsgroup} {news:talk.bizarre} but is now in wide use. Criteria for being considered a newbie vary wildly; a person can be called a newbie in one group while remaining a respected regular in another. The label "newbie" is sometimes applied as a serious insult to a person who has been around for a long time but who carefully hides all evidence of having a clue. See {BIFF}. [{Jargon File}] (2007-08-02)

officer ::: n. --> One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer.
Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer. ::: v. t.


onager ::: n. --> A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.
A wild ass, especially the koulan.


operation ::: n. --> The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
The method of working; mode of action.
That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations.
Effect produced; influence.
Something to be done; some transformation to be made


ophicleide ::: n. --> A large brass wind instrument, formerly used in the orchestra and in military bands, having a loud tone, deep pitch, and a compass of three octaves; -- now generally supplanted by bass and contrabass tubas.

outgeneral ::: v. t. --> To exceed in generalship; to gain advantage over by superior military skill or executive ability; to outmaneuver.

overslaugh ::: n. --> A bar in a river; as, the overslaugh in the Hudson River. ::: v. t. --> To hinder or stop, as by an overslaugh or an impediment; as, to overslaugh a bill in a legislative body; to overslaugh a military officer, that is, to hinder his promotion or

Pai chia: The "Hundred Schools," referring to the various tendencies of thought in philosophy, logic, ethics, law, politics, diplomacy, economics, agriculture, military science, etc, in the third and fourth centuries B.C. with Chi Hsia as a center. -- W.T.C.

paludamentum ::: n. --> A military cloak worn by a general and his principal officers.

panache ::: n. --> A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.

parade ::: v. t. --> The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled.
Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.


Parasurama (Parashurama) ::: Rama of the axe, an avatara of Visnu who destroyed the unrighteous licence of the military and princely caste (the ksatriyas)

pasha ::: n. --> An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw.

patch ::: (software) 1. A temporary addition to a piece of code, usually as a quick-and-dirty remedy to an existing bug or misfeature. A patch may or may not directly to the binary executable of a program originally written in an HLL. Compare one-line fix.2. To insert a patch into a piece of code.3. [in the Unix world] A diff.4. A set of modifications to binaries to be applied by a patching program. IBM systems often receive updates to the operating system in the form of absolute on top of them (patches were said to grow scar tissue). The result was often a convoluted patch space and headaches galore.There is a classic story of a tiger team penetrating a secure military computer that illustrates the danger inherent in binary patches (or, indeed, any patches installation manager very shortly thereafter learned something about proper procedures.5. Larry Wall's patch utility, which automatically applies a patch to a set of source code or other text files. Patch accepts input in any of the four forms to those on which the diffs were based, patch uses heuristics to determine how to proceed.Diff and patch are the standard way of producing and applying updates under Unix. Both have been ported to other operating systems. .[Jargon File](2005-05-16)

patch "software" 1. A temporary addition to a piece of code, usually as a {quick-and-dirty} remedy to an existing {bug} or {misfeature}. A patch may or may not work, and may or may not eventually be incorporated permanently into the program. Distinguished from a {diff} or {mod} by the fact that a patch is generated by more primitive means than the rest of the program; the classical examples are instructions modified by using the front panel switches, and changes made directly to the binary executable of a program originally written in an {HLL}. Compare {one-line fix}. 2. To insert a patch into a piece of code. 3. [in the Unix world] A {diff}. 4. A set of modifications to binaries to be applied by a patching program. {IBM} systems often receive updates to the {operating system} in the form of absolute {hexadecimal} patches. If you have modified your OS, you have to disassemble these back to the {source code}. The patches might later be corrected by other patches on top of them (patches were said to "grow scar tissue"). The result was often a convoluted {patch space} and headaches galore. There is a classic story of a {tiger team} penetrating a secure military computer that illustrates the danger inherent in binary patches (or, indeed, any patches that you can't - or don't - inspect and examine before installing). They couldn't find any {trap doors} or any way to penetrate security of IBM's OS, so they made a site visit to an IBM office (remember, these were official military types who were purportedly on official business), swiped some IBM stationery, and created a fake patch. The patch was actually the trapdoor they needed. The patch was distributed at about the right time for an IBM patch, had official stationery and all accompanying documentation, and was dutifully installed. The installation manager very shortly thereafter learned something about proper procedures. 5. {Larry Wall}'s "patch" {utility program}, which automatically applies a patch to a set of {source code} or other text files. Patch accepts input in any of the four forms output by the {Unix} {diff} utility. When the files being patched are not identical to those on which the diffs were based, patch uses {heuristics} to determine how to proceed. Diff and patch are the standard way of producing and applying updates under {Unix}. Both have been ported to other {operating systems}. {Patch Home (http://gnu.org/software/patch/patch.html)}. [{Jargon File}] (2005-05-16)

phalanx ::: an ancient military formation of serried ranks surrounded by shields; hence, any crowded mass of people or group united for a common purpose. phalanxes, phalanxed.

plebe ::: n. --> The common people; the mob.
A member of the lowest class in the military academy at West Point.


polemarch ::: n. --> In Athens, originally, the military commanderin-chief; but, afterward, a civil magistrate who had jurisdiction in respect of strangers and sojourners. In other Grecian cities, a high military and civil officer.

post ::: 1. An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry. 2 . Fig. A place to which someone is assigned for duty. posts. 3. Specific positions taken at a military base. posts.

pourpoint ::: n. --> A quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries; also, a name for the doublet of the 16th and 17th centuries worn by civilians.

proconsul ::: n. --> An officer who discharged the duties of a consul without being himself consul; a governor of, or a military commander in, a province. He was usually one who had previously been consul.

prowess ::: a. --> Distinguished bravery; valor; especially, military bravery and skill; gallantry; intrepidity; fearlessness.

rajput ::: n. --> A Hindoo of the second, or royal and military, caste; a Kshatriya; especially, an inhabitant of the country of Rajpootana, in northern central India.

rear ::: 1. The back of anything; the area or position that lies at the back. 2. Military. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.

rearguard ::: (Military) A detachment detailed to protect the rear of a military formation, esp. in retreat.

recipiangle ::: n. --> An instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, -- used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.

reconnoitre ::: v. t. --> To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations.
To recognize.


regimentals ::: n. pl. --> The uniform worn by the officers and soldiers of a regiment; military dress; -- formerly used in the singular in the same sense.

renegade ::: n. --> One faithless to principle or party.
An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith.
One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter.
A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.


resiled ::: “It is a perfectly good English word, meaning originally to leap back, rebound (like an elastic)—so to draw back from, recoil, retreat (in military language it means to fall back from a position gained or to one’s original position): but it is specially used for withdrawing from a contract, agreement, previous statement.” Letters on Savitri.

resiled ::: Sri Aurobindo: "It is a perfectly good English word, meaning originally to leap back, rebound (like an elastic) — so to draw back from, recoil, retreat (in military language it means to fall back from a position gained or to one"s original position): but it is specially used for withdrawing from a contract, agreement, previous statement.” Letters on Savitri.

retire ::: v. t. --> To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active service; to place on the retired list; as, to retire a military or naval officer.


reyse ::: v. t. --> To raise. ::: v. i. --> To go on a military expedition.

robinet ::: n. --> The chaffinch; -- called also roberd.
The European robin.
A military engine formerly used for throwing darts and stones.


sabbaton ::: n. --> A round-toed, armed covering for the feet, worn during a part of the sixteenth century in both military and civil dress.

sagum ::: n. --> The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.

sash ::: n. --> A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, -- worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.
The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating


saxhorn ::: n. --> A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.

scorpion ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).
The scorpene.
A painful scourge.
A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.
An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other


seneschal ::: n. --> An officer in the houses of princes and dignitaries, in the Middle Ages, who had the superintendence of feasts and domestic ceremonies; a steward. Sometimes the seneschal had the dispensing of justice, and was given high military commands.

Senior SS personnel who assumed responsibility for coordinating the activities of the Orpo, Sipo, SD and General SS in military administrative districts. Their principal functions were to control the local police authorities, monitor and carry out tasks relating to intelligence and security matters and perform whatever other tasks that they were allocated by Himmler, or by the military authorities in the occupied territories.

sentinel ::: 1. A tower used by the military to watch for the enemy and defend a camp, etc. 2. A person or thing that watches or stands as if watching. 3. A soldier stationed as a guard to challenge all comers and prevent a surprise attack; a sentry. (Sri Aurobindo often employs the word as an adjective.) sentinels.

serpent ::: n. --> Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.
Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passess through the air or along the ground.
The constellation Serpens.
A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the


shako ::: n. --> A kind of military cap or headdress.

shogun ::: n. --> A title originally conferred by the Mikado on the military governor of the eastern provinces of Japan. By gradual usurpation of power the Shoguns (known to foreigners as Tycoons) became finally the virtual rulers of Japan. The title was abolished in 1867.

Socrates: (c. 470-399 B.C.) Was one of the most influential teachers of philosophy. The son of an Athenian stone cutter, named Sophroniscus, and of a mid-wife, Socrates learned his father's trade, but, in a sense, practised his mother's. Plato makes him describe himself as one who assists at the birth of ideas. With the exception of two periods of military service, he remained in Athens all his life. He claimed to be guided by a daimon which warned him against what was wrong, and Plato suggests that Socrates enjoyed mystic experiences. Much of his tirne was spent in high-minded philosophic discussion with those he chanced to meet in the public places of Athens. The young men enjoyed his easy methods of discussion and delighted in his frequent quizzing of the Sophists. He was eventually charged in the Athenian citizen court with being irreligious and corrupting the young. Found guilty, he submitted to the court and drank the poison which ended the life of one of the greatest of Athenians. He wrote nothing and is known through three widely divergent contemporary accounts. Aristophanes has caricatured him in the Clouds, Xenophon has described him, with personal respect but little understanding of his philosophical profundity; Plato's dialogues idealize him and probably develop the Socratic philosophy far beyond the original thought of his master. Socrates personifies the Athenian love of reason and of moderation; he probably taught that virtue is knowledge and that knowledge is only true when it reaches the stage of definition. See Socratic method. -- V.J.B.

soldier ::: n. --> One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants.
Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction.


soldiership ::: n. --> Military qualities or state; martial skill; behavior becoming a soldier.

soldiery ::: n. --> A body of soldiers; soldiers, collectivelly; the military.
Military service.


spearhead ::: fig. The driving force in a given action, endeavour, or movement; the leading force in a military thrust.

spread spectrum communications ::: (communications) (Or spread spectrum) A technique by which a signal to be transmitted is modulated onto a pseudo-random, noise-like, wideband carrier signal, producing a transmission with a much larger bandwidth than that of the data modulation.Reception is accomplished by cross correlation of the received wide band signal with a synchronously generated replica of the carrier.Spread-spectrum communications offers many important benefits:Low probability of detection, interception or determination of the transmitter's location. To an observer who does not possess information about the carrier, the transmission is indistinguishable from other sources of noise.High immunity against interference and jamming (intentional interference). The presence of (narrowband) interference signals only decreases the channel's signals, which would require very high power (again assuming that the jammer does not know the characteristics of the carrier).High immunity against adverse effects of multipath transmission. In the presence of multiple paths between transmitter and receiver (e.g. by reflected signals), mobile communications, where it causes blind spots - locations where no signal can be received.Transmitter/receiver pairs using independent random carriers can operate in the same frequency range with minimal interference. These are called Code Division can only accomodate a fixed number of channels determined by available bandwidth and channel width (data rate).When the data modulation cannot be distinguished from the carrier modulation, and the carrier modulation is random to an unwanted observer, the spread spectrum system assumes cryptographic capabilities, with the carrier modulation taking on the function of a key in a cipher system.The most important practical modes of spread spectrum coding are Direct Sequence (DS) and Frequency Hopping (FH). In DS, a pseudo random sequence is driven by a pseudo random sequence of numbers to generate output frequencies that hop around in the desired frequency range.Spread Spectrum development began during World War II, with the earliest studies dating from the 1920s. Most papers remained classified until the 1980s.Frequency hopping spread spectrum was invented by Hedy Lamarr (the most beautiful girl in the world, Samson and Delilah etc.) and the composer George Antheil. They held a patent filed in 1942. Direct sequence spread spectrum was invented by Paul Kotowski and Kurt Dannehl at Telefunken.The technique is used extensively in military communications today. Commercial applications include cellular telephony and mobile networking.[Spread Spectrum Communications, Charles E. Cook et al (Ed.), IEEE Press, New York, 1983. ISBN 0-87942-170-3]. , .(2001-08-08)

spread spectrum communications "communications" (Or "spread spectrum") A technique by which a signal to be transmitted is modulated onto a {pseudorandom}, noise-like, wideband {carrier signal}, producing a transmission with a much larger {bandwidth} than that of the data {modulation}. Reception is accomplished by {cross correlation} of the received wide band signal with a synchronously generated replica of the carrier. Spread-spectrum communications offers many important benefits: Low probability of detection, interception or determination of the transmitter's location. To an observer who does not possess information about the carrier, the transmission is indistinguishable from other sources of noise. High immunity against interference and jamming (intentional interference). The presence of (narrowband) interference signals only decreases the channel's {signal-to noise ratio} and therefore its {error rate}, which can be dealt with by using {error correcting codes}. A jammer would have to use wideband interference signals, which would require very high power (again assuming that the jammer does not know the characteristics of the carrier). High immunity against adverse effects of multipath transmission. In the presence of multiple paths between transmitter and receiver (e.g. by reflected signals), signals of certain frequencies can be cancelled at certain locations when the difference in path delays between multiple propagation paths cause the signals to arrive out of phase. This effect is particularly troublesome in narrowband mobile communications, where it causes "blind spots" - locations where no signal can be received. Transmitter/receiver pairs using independent random carriers can operate in the same frequency range with minimal interference. These are called {Code Division Multiple Access} (CDMA) systems. Increasing the number of T/R pairs again only gradually increases each channel's error rate. In contrast, narrowband systems can only accomodate a fixed number of channels determined by available bandwidth and channel width (data rate). When the data modulation cannot be distinguished from the carrier modulation, and the carrier modulation is random to an unwanted observer, the spread spectrum system assumes cryptographic capabilities, with the carrier modulation taking on the function of a key in a {cipher} system. The most important practical modes of spread spectrum coding are Direct Sequence (DS) and {Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum} (FH). In DS, a pseudo random sequence is phase-shift-keyed (PSK) onto the carrier. Spread Spectrum development began during World War II, with the earliest studies dating from the 1920s. Most papers remained classified until the 1980s. Direct sequence spread spectrum was invented by Paul Kotowski and Kurt Dannehl at Telefunken. The technique is used extensively in military communications today. Commercial applications include {mobile telephony} and mobile networking. ["Spread Spectrum Communications", Charles E. Cook et al (Ed.), IEEE Press, New York, 1983. ISBN 0-87942-170-3]. {Hedy Lamarr (http://sirius.be/lamarr.htm)}, {(http://ncafe.com/chris/pat2/)}. (2001-08-08)

springal ::: a. --> Alt. of Springall ::: n. --> An ancient military engine for casting stones and arrows by means of a spring.

squads ::: mil. The smallest military formations, typically comprising a dozen soldiers, used esp. as a drill formation.

stative ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.

strappado ::: n. --> A military punishment formerly practiced, which consisted in drawing an offender to the top of a beam and letting him fall to the length of the rope, by which means a limb was often dislocated. ::: v. t. --> To punish or torture by the strappado.

strategist ::: n. --> One skilled in strategy, or the science of directing great military movements.

strategy ::: n. --> The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.
The use of stratagem or artifice.


stratocracy ::: n. --> A military government; government by military chiefs and an army.

stratotic ::: a. --> Warlike; military.

substrate "hardware" The body or base layer of an {integrated circuit}, onto which other layers are deposited to form the circuit. The substrate is usually Silicon, though Sapphire is used for certain applications, particularly military, where radiation resistance is important. The substrate is originally part of the {wafer} from which the {die} is cut. It is used as the electrical {ground} for the circuit. (1996-04-07)

tactical ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the art of military and naval tactics.

tactics ::: n. --> The science and art of disposing military and naval forces in order for battle, and performing military and naval evolutions. It is divided into grand tactics, or the tactics of battles, and elementary tactics, or the tactics of instruction.
Hence, any system or method of procedure.


taxiarch ::: n. --> An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army.

templar ::: n. --> One of a religious and military order first established at Jerusalem, in the early part of the 12th century, for the protection of pilgrims and of the Holy Sepulcher. These Knights Templars, or Knights of the Temple, were so named because they occupied an apartment of the palace of Bladwin II. in Jerusalem, near the Temple.
A student of law, so called from having apartments in the Temple at London, the original buildings having belonged to the Knights Templars. See Inner Temple, and Middle Temple, under Temple.


Templars: The military order of the Knights Templar, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims voyaging to Jerusalem. The order soon developed into a religious chivalry and acquired great wealth and power. In the 14th century, they were accused of heresy, black magic and Satanism and were persecuted and dissolved by the Church and temporal authorities.

tenement ::: n. --> That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee.
Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; -- called also free / frank tenements.
A dwelling house; a building for a habitation; also, an


The Cuckoo's Egg A great book (and subsequent BBC TV series) telling the true story of Clifford Stoll, an astronomy professor at {UCB}'s {Lawrence Berkeley Lab}. A 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorised user (a {cracker}) on his system. The cracker, code named "Hunter", was breaking into US computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Hunter was part of a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB. ["The Cuckoo's Egg", Clifford Stoll, London: Bodley Head, 1990, ISBN 0-370-31433-6, ISBN 0-671-72688-9]. [FTP?] (1994-11-15)

The Cuckoo's Egg ::: A great book (and subsequent BBC TV series) telling the true story of Clifford Stoll, an astronomy professor at UCB's Lawrence Berkeley Lab. A 75-cent systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Hunter was part of a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.[The Cuckoo's Egg, Clifford Stoll, London: Bodley Head, 1990, ISBN 0-370-31433-6, ISBN 0-671-72688-9].[FTP?] (1994-11-15)

The first two letters of the Greek word, symbol, superimposed in a monogram, were on the military standard of the later Christian emperors of Rome, probably dating from Constantine, and have a significance as geometrical symbols besides. See also CHRESTOS

The Platonic theory of education is based on a drawing out (educatio) of what is already dimly known to the learner. (Meno, Repub. II-VII, Theaetetus, Laws.) The training of the philosopher-ruler, outlined in the Republic, requires the selection of the most promising children in their infancy and a rigorous disciplining of them in gymnastic, music (in the Greek sense of literary studies), mathematics and dialectic (the study of the Ideas). This training was to continue until the students were about thirty-five years of age; then fifteen years of practical apprenticeship in the subordinate offices of the state were required; finally, at the age of fifty, the rulers were advised to return to the study of philosophy. It should be noted that this program is intended only for an intellectual elite; the military class was to undergo a shorter period of training suited to its functions, and the masses of people, engaged in production, trading, and like pursuits, were not offered any special educational schedule.

tiger team ::: (US military jargon) 1. Originally, a team whose purpose is to penetrate security, and thus test security measures. These people are paid professionals Serious successes of tiger teams sometimes lead to early retirement for base commanders and security officers (see the patch entry for an example).2. Recently, and more generally, any official inspection team or special firefighting group called in to look at a problem.A subset of tiger teams are professional crackers, testing the security of military computer installations by attempting remote attacks via networks or term has been adopted in commercial computer-security circles in this more specific sense.[Jargon File]

tiger team (US military jargon) 1. Originally, a team whose purpose is to penetrate security, and thus test security measures. These people are paid professionals who do hacker-type tricks, e.g. leave cardboard signs saying "bomb" in critical defence installations, hand-lettered notes saying "Your codebooks have been stolen" (they usually haven't been) inside safes, etc. After a successful penetration, some high-ranking security type shows up the next morning for a "security review" and finds the sign, note, etc. and all hell breaks loose. Serious successes of tiger teams sometimes lead to early retirement for base commanders and security officers (see the {patch} entry for an example). 2. Recently, and more generally, any official inspection team or special {firefighting} group called in to look at a problem. A subset of tiger teams are professional {crackers}, testing the security of military computer installations by attempting remote attacks via networks or supposedly "secure" communication channels. Some of their escapades, if declassified, would probably rank among the greatest hacks of all times. The term has been adopted in commercial computer-security circles in this more specific sense. [{Jargon File}]

tilt ::: n. --> A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
A thrust, as with a lance.
A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.


trainband ::: n. --> A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia.

Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL) A common semiconductor technology for building discrete digital logic integrated circuits. It originated from {Texas Instruments} in 1965. There have been several series of TTL logic: 7400: 10 ns propagation time, 10 mW/gate power consumption, obsolete; 74L00: Low power: higher resistances, less dissipation (1 mW), longer propagation time (30 ns); 74H00: High power: lower resistances, more dissipation: less sensitivity for noise; 74S00: Schottky-clamped: faster switching (3 ns, 19 mW) by using Schottky diodes to prevent the transistors from saturation; 74LS00: Low power, Schottky-clamped (10 ns, 2 mW); 74AS00: Advanced Schottky: faster switching, less dissipation, (1.5 ns, 10 mW); 74ALS00: Advanced Low power Schottky (4 ns, 1.3 mW). For each 74xxx family there is a corresponding 54xxx family. The 74 series are specified for operation at 0 - 70 C whereas the 54 (military) series can operate at -55 - 125 C See also {CMOS}, {ECL}.

Transistor-Transistor Logic ::: (TTL) A common semiconductor technology for building discrete digital logic integrated circuits. It originated from Texas Instruments in 1965.There have been several series of TTL logic: 7400: 10 ns propagation time, 10 mW/gate power consumption,obsolete; are specified for operation at 0 - 70 C whereas the 54 (military) series can operate at -55 - 125 CSee also CMOS, ECL.

trebucket ::: n. --> A cucking stool; a tumbrel.
A military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc. It acted by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling stones with much force.
A kind of balance for weighing.


trophy ::: n. --> A sign or memorial of a victory raised on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the chief city of the conquered people.
The representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp. (Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and military weapons, offensive and defensive.
Anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc.


trumpet ::: n. --> A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.
A trumpeter.


truncheon ::: n. --> A short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear.
A baton, or military staff of command.
A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth. ::: v. t. --> To beat with a truncheon.


Tzu: (Mo Ti, between 500 and 396 B.C.) Founder of Mohism (Mo chia), studied Confucianism, later repudiated it, especially its doctrines of Fate and elaborate rituals. As a high officer in the state of Sung (in present Honan, most probably his native state) he "skillfully carried out military defense and practiced economy." He vigorously defended religious beliefs and practices, became the chief promoter, if not the only founder, of religion in ancient China. His pupils became an organized religious group, or possibly a society of people who had been punished with branding and had become slaves, which is what the word mo in one sense meant. Mo Tzu (Eng. tr. by Y. P. Mei: The Ethical and Political Works of Motse) contains his teachings recorded by his followers. -- W.T.C.

uncase ::: v. t. --> To take out of a case or covering; to remove a case or covering from; to uncover.
To strip; to flay.
To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.


veteran ::: a. --> Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill. ::: n. --> One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had.

victualer ::: n. --> One who furnishes victuals.
One who keeps a house of entertainment; a tavern keeper; an innkeeper.
A vessel employed to carry provisions, usually for military or naval use; a provision use; a provision ship.
One who deals in grain; a corn factor.


warfare ::: n. --> Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.
Contest; struggle. ::: v. i. --> To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.


warfarer ::: n. --> One engaged in warfare; a military man; a soldier; a warrior.

warlike ::: a. --> Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition.
Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.


warrior ::: n. --> A man engaged or experienced in war, or in the military life; a soldier; a champion.

warworn ::: a. --> Worn with military service; as, a warworn soldier; a warworn coat.

waywode ::: n. --> Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It was assumed for a time by the rulers of Moldavia and Wallachia, who were afterwards called hospodars, and has also been given to some inferior Turkish officers.

wireless local area network ::: (networking) (WLAN /W-lan/, or LAWN /lorn/, sometimes WiLAN /wi-lan/) A communication system that transmits and receives data using modulated (e.g. a campus or office building), or anywhere a traditional network cannot be deployed for logistical reasons.Benefits include user mobility in the coverage area, speed and simplicity of physical setup, and scalability. Being a military spin-off, WLANs also provide hardware), limited range, possibility of mutual interference, amd the need to security-enable clients.The established protocols are covered by . Recent developments include the Bluetooth project and other WPAN, or Personal Area Network initiatives, accessible through . .Usenet newsgroups: comp.dcom.lans.misc, comp.std.wireless.(2003-09-23)

wireless local area network "networking" (WLAN /W-lan/, or "LAWN" /lorn/, sometimes "WiLAN" /wi-lan/) A communication system that transmits and receives data using modulated electromagnetic waves, implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for, a {wired} {LAN}. WLANs are typically found within a small {client} {node}-dense locale (e.g. a campus or office building), or anywhere a traditional network cannot be deployed for logistical reasons. Benefits include user mobility in the coverage area, speed and simplicity of physical setup, and {scalability}. Being a military spin-off, WLANs also provide security features such as {encryption}, {frequency hopping}, and {firewalls}. Some of these are intrinsic to the {protocol}, making WLANs at least as secure as wired networks, and usually more so. The drawbacks are high initial cost (mostly {hardware}), limited range, possibility of mutual interference, amd the need to security-enable clients. The established protocols are covered by {IEEE 802.11 (http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/)}. Recent developments include the {Bluetooth} project and other WPAN, or {Personal Area Network} initiatives, accessible through {IEEE 802.15 working group (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/15/)}. {Wireless Lan Association (http://wlana.org/)}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:comp.dcom.lans.misc}, {news:comp.std.wireless}. (2003-09-23)

Zilog Z8000 "processor" A {microprocessor} from {Zilog} introduced not long after the {Intel 8086}, but with superior features. It was basically a 16-bit processor, but could address up to 23 bits in some versions by using {segment registers} (to supply the upper 7 bits). There was also an unsegmented version, but both could be extended further with an additional {MMU} that used 64 {segment registers}. Internally, the Z8000 had sixteen 16-bit {registers}, but register size and use were exceedingly flexible. The Z-8000 registers could be used as sixteen 8-bit registers (only the first half were used like this), sixteen 16-bit registers, eight 32-bit registers, or four 64-bit registers, and included 32-bit multiply and divide. They were all general purpose registers - the {stack pointer} was typically register 15, with register 14 holding the stack segment (both accessed as one 32-bit register for painless address calculations). The Z8000 featured two modes, one for the {operating system} and one for user programs. The user mode prevented the user from messing about with {interrupt} handling and other potentially dangerous stuff. Finally, like the {Zilog Z80}, the Z8000 featured automatic {DRAM refresh} circuitry. Unfortunately it was somewhat slow, but the features generally made up for that. Initial {bugs} also hindered its acceptance (partly because it did not use {microcode}). There was a radiation resistant military version. There was a later 32-bit, {pipelined} version, the {Zilog Z80000}. (1997-12-16)

Zilog Z8000 ::: (processor) A microprocessor from Zilog introduced not long after the Intel 8086, but with superior features. It was basically a 16-bit processor, but supply the upper 7 bits). There was also an unsegmented version, but both could be extended further with an additional MMU that used 64 segment registers.Internally, the Z8000 had sixteen 16-bit registers, but register size and use were exceedingly flexible. The Z-8000 registers could be used as sixteen 8-bit typically register 15, with register 14 holding the stack segment (both accessed as one 32-bit register for painless address calculations).The Z8000 featured two modes, one for the operating system and one for user programs. The user mode prevented the user from messing about with interrupt handling and other potentially dangerous stuff.Finally, like the Zilog Z80, the Z8000 featured automatic DRAM refresh circuitry. Unfortunately it was somewhat slow, but the features generally made up for that. Initial bugs also hindered its acceptance (partly because it did not use microcode). There was a radiation resistant military version.There was a later 32-bit, pipelined version, the Zilog Z80000. (1997-12-16)

zulus ::: n. pl. --> The most important tribe belonging to the Kaffir race. They inhabit a region on the southeast coast of Africa, but formerly occupied a much more extensive country. They are noted for their warlike disposition, courage, and military skill.



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1:Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex. ~ Frank Zappa,
2:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
3:But the holy man (Saint Martin) chose to serve the heavenly God rather than to fight under an earthly emperor... to exchange the sacramenta of the military for evangelical edicts... ~ Alcuin of York, Vita Martini 2,
4:Student debt is structured to be a burden for life. The indebted cannot declare bankruptcy, unlike Donald Trump. Current student debt is estimated to be over $1.45 trillion. There are ample resources for that simply from waste, including the bloated military and the enormous concentrated private wealth that has accumulated in the financial and general corporate sector under neoliberal policies. There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university. The barriers are not economic but rather political decisions. ~ Noam Chomsky,
5:The Yogi should always listen to the sound (nada) in the interior of his right ear. This sound, when constantly practiced, will drown every sound (dhvani from outside .... By persisting ... the sound will be heard subtler and subtler. At first, it will be like what is produced by the ocean (jaladhi), the cloud (jimuta), the kettle-drum (bheri), and the water-fall (nirjhara) . ... A little later it will be like the sound produced by a tabor (mardala, or small drum), a big bell (ghanta), and a military drum (kahala); and finally like the sound of the tinkling bell (kinkin), the bamboo-flute (vamsa), the harp (vina) and the bee (bhramara).
   ~ Nadabindu-Upanishad, (verses 31-41),
6:All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool. And that works all the way from the external trappings to the level of metaphor, subtext, and the way one uses words. In other words, I happen not to think that full-plate armor and great big honking greatswords are cool. I don't like 'em. I like cloaks and rapiers. So I write stories with a lot of cloaks and rapiers in 'em, 'cause that's cool. Guys who like military hardware, who think advanced military hardware is cool, are not gonna jump all over my books, because they have other ideas about what's cool. ~ Stephen Brust,
7:Kusanagi is a leading expert in fourth-generation warfare and cyberbrain combative warfare. As the most heavily mechanized member of Section 9, she is regarded amongst her peers as the best hand-to-hand melee fighter and the most skilled "hacker and net diver." Chief Aramaki described her abilities as "...rarer than 'ESP'; the kind of person that government agencies hire to assassinate without leaving a trace." Classified as "Wizard Class" grey hat, her computer security hacking skills allow her brain-computer interface consciousness to control two-external humanoid "drone"-robots remotely with the ability to move her "ghost" from host to host. Kusanagi repeatedly demonstrates uncanny ability to hack people's wetware protected with military-grade malware protection and counter-measures, allowing her to "see through their eyes," disable their vocal systems, or even take control of their bodies altogether. As a cyborg, Kusanagi is able to perform numerous superhuman feats, such as demonstrating superhuman strength, leaping between skyscrapers, advanced acrobatics, or shooting down a bullet after it was fired at mid-range. ~ Wikipedia, Motoko Kusangi,
8:From what we've seen in sci-fi movies and literature and generally xenophobic public behavior about Others (immigrants, apostates, and liberals, e.g.,), and the primordial urges to solve imagined or perceived threats with military force, I think the only possibly positive version of alien visitations would be if (a) they're sufficiently evolved to be able to understand the utter primitivity of human behavior as collectives, and (b) they're sufficiently caring to treat Earth as a planet of ill-bred children, mostly incapable of acting, as a collective -- on their higher natures. It seems far more likely that we would be perceived as a vastly inferior species of antlike primitives, warring uselessly amongst ourselves with robotic persistence over millennia.

If, based on their other cosmic travels and intergalactic species science, the extraterrestrials are able to have undeservedly benign interventions with humans without somehow provoking paranoid hysteria, religious panics and miitary holocaust, then we might have something to look forward to; but this, unfortunately, is placing a huge gamble on extraterrestrials to be the prevailingly benign moderators of our fate than we ourselves are ever likely to be as a species. ~ Fred Hosea,
9:`No. Stay, doesn't matter.' He settled the black terry sweatband across his forehead, careful not to disturb the flat Sendai dermatrodes [1]. He stared at the deck on his lap, not really seeing it, seeing instead the shop window on Ninsei, the chromed shuriken burning with reflected neon. He glanced up; on the wall, just above the Sony, he'd hung her gift, tacking it there with a yellow-headed drawing pin through the hole at its center.

He closed his eyes.

Found the ridged face of the power stud.

And in the bloodlit dark behind his eyes, silver phosphenes boiling in from the edge of space, hypnagogic images jerking past like film compiled from random frames.

Symbols, figures, faces, a blurred, fragmented mandala of visual information.

Please, he prayed, now --

A gray disk, the color of Chiba sky.

Now --

Disk beginning to rotate, faster, becoming a sphere of paler gray. Expanding --And flowed, flowered for him, fluid neon origami trick, the unfolding of his distanceless home, his country, transparent 3D chessboard extending to infinity. Inner eye opening to the stepped scarlet pyramid of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority burning beyond the green cubes of Mitsubishi Bank of America, and high and very far away he saw the spiral arms of military systems, forever beyond his reach. ~ William Gibson, Neuromancer,
10:John Ruskin did not go to school. Nor did Queen Victoria, nor John Stuart Mill, George Eliot or Harriet Martineau. It would be absurd to suggest that Disraeli, Dickens, Newman or Darwin, to name four very different figures, who attended various schools for short spells in their boyhood, owed very much to their schooling. Had they been born in a later generation, school would have loomed much larger in their psychological stories, if only because they would have spent so much longer there, and found themselves preparing for public examinations. It is hard not to feel that a strong 'syllabus', or a school ethos, might have cramped the style of all four and that in their different ways - Disraeli, comparatively rich, anarchically foppish, indiscriminately bookish; Darwin, considered a dunce, but clearly - as he excitedly learned to shoot, to fish and to bird-watch - beginning his revolutionary relationship with the natural world; Newman, imagining himself an angel; Dickens, escaping the ignominy of his circumstances through theatrical and comedic internalized role-play - they were lucky to have been born before the Age of Control. For the well-meaning educational reforms of the 1860s were the ultimate extension of those Benthamite exercises in control which had begun in the 1820s and 1830s. Having exercised their sway over the poor, the criminals, the agricultural and industrial classes, the civil service and - this was next - the military, the controllers had turned to the last free spirits left, the last potential anarchists: the children. ~ A N Wilson,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Love is a kind of military service ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
2:Beware the military-industrial complex. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
3:Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
4:Spending on the military doesn't increase the deficit. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
5:Where the Government is weak, military sway prevails. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
6:Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
7:Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
8:So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
9:Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism and military defence. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
10:I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
11:I'm not a military man. I wish I were, then maybe I could give some advice. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
12:Military glory - that attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
13:He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
14:Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
15:In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
16:The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
17:Military despotism represses generous sentiments, priestly tyranny stifles them. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
18:The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
19:The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power must be sustained. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
20:How do you feel?" he asked him. "Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
21:The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
22:To imagine that it is possible to perform great military deeds without fighting is just empty dreams. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
23:Without a doubt, psychological warfare has proven its right to a place of dignity in our military arsenal. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
24:There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
25:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength, ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
26:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
27:The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
28:He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
29:I believe we must be strong militarily, but beyond a certain point military strength can become a national weakness. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
30:Without harmony in the State, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
31:They will avoid ... those Overgrown Military establishements which ... are ... particularly hostile to Republican liberty. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
32:Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
33:We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
34:In the last analysis, one must be a military man in order to govern. It is only with boot and spurs that one can govern a horse. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
35:We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
36:A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
37:Military arrangement, and movements in consequence, like the mechanism of a clock, will be imperfectand disordered by the want of a part. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
38:Thus, though I have heard of successful military operations that were clumsy but swift, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
39:The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
40:The requisites of government are that there be sufficiency of food, sufficiency of military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
41:A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
42:We have tried to substitute mass for purpose. We have tried to regain military potency of defense by making it gigantic, unwieldy, complex. It never works. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
43:The military has no constant form, just as water has no constant shape - adapt as you face the enemy, without letting them know beforehand what you are going to do. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
44:While other [military] alliances have been formed to win wars, our fundamental purpose is to prevent war while preserving and extending the frontiers of freedom. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
45:Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
46:I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
47:Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
48:So a military force has no constant formation, water has no constant shape: the ability to gain victory by changing and adapting according to the opponent is called genius. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
49:It is on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
50:Millions of citizens are deeply disturbed that the military-industrial complex too often shapes national policy, but they do not want to be considered unpatriotic. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
51:The military world is characterized by the absence of freedom - in other words, a rigorous discipline-enforced inactivity, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery and drunkenness. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
52:There is a great inertia about all military operations of any size. But once this inertia has been overcome and underway they are almost as hard to arrest as to initiate. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
53:Politics is not like an ocean voyage or a military campaign... something which leaves off as soon as reached. It is not a public chore to be gotten over with. It is a way of life. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
54:Many men are stored full of unused knowledge. Like loaded guns that are never fired off, or military magazines in times of peace, they are stuffed with useless ammunition. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
55:It is no coincidence that when the thugs tried to wrest control over Grenada, there were 30 Soviet advisors and hundreds of Cuban military and paramilitary forces on the island. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
56:Heroism, or military glory, is much admired by the generality of mankind. They consider it as the most sublime kind of merit. Menof cool reflection are not so sanguine in their praises of it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
57:The Book of Revelation has all the authority, in these theological uplands, of military orders in time of war. The people turn to it for light upon all their problems, spiritual and secular. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
58:A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
59:I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
60:I mean, if Pearl Harbor came along, you could have said the planning was wrong by the military ahead of time or maybe the battleships shouldn't have all been in the harbor and all that kind of thing. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
61:Now this brings me to my main topic - our military strength - more specifically, how to stay strong against threat from outside, without undermining the economic health that supports our security. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
62:We cannot choose freedom established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom, on a caste system of equality like military rank. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
63:A nation's greatness is measured not just by its gross national product or military power, but by the strength of its devotion to the principles and values that bind its people and define their character. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
64:The great military leaders of the past have gone, their empires have crumbled and burned to ashes. But the empire of Jesus, built solidly and majestically on the foundation of love, is still growing. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
65:The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
66:The most important decisions in organizations are people decisions, and yet only the military, and only recently, has begun to ask, "If we assign this general to lead this base, what do we expect him to accomplish?" ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
67:Military power serves the cause of security by making prohibitive the cost of any aggressive attack. It serves the cause of peace by holding up a shield behind which the patient constructive work of peace can go on. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
68:The fact is that every war suffers a kind of progressive degradation with every month that it continues, because such things as individual liberty and a truthful press are simply not compatible with military efficiency. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
69:Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
70:The most racist, nastiest act by the USA, after human slavery, was the bombing of Nagasaki. Not of Hiroshima, which might have had some military significance. But Nagasaki was purely blowing away men, women, and children. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
71:I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
72:If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist, in economic, political, scientific, and all the other kinds of struggles, as well as the military, then the peril to freedom will continue to rise. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
73:In this war, which was total in every sense of the word, we have seen many great changes in military science. It seems to me that not the least of these was the development of psychological warfare as a specific and effective weapon. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
74:Processions, meetings, military parades, lectures, waxwork displays, film shows, telescreen programs all had to be organized; stands had to be erected, effigies built, slogans coined, songs written, rumours circulated, photographs faked. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
75:We have to have armies! We have to have military power! We have to have police forces, whether it's police in a great city or police in an international scale to keep those madmen from taking over the world and robbing the world of its liberties. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
76:There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
77:There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war. It's to be prepared for peace. There's a sign over the entrance to the Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state, and that sign says it all: &
78:You cannot prevent a major catastrophe, but you can build an organization that is battle-ready, where people trust one another. In military training, the first rule is to instill soldiers with trust in their officers - because without trust, they won't fight. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
79:What are the conditions that make for the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, the confidence of each in themselves; that is to say, bravery, patience, and all that is contained in the idea of moral means. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
80:The essential factor of military success is speed, that is taking advantage of others' unpreparedness or lack of foresight, their failure to catch up, going by routes they do not expect, attacking where they are not on guard. This you cannot accomplish with hesitation. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
81:I have spent my life in the study of military strength as a deterrent to war, and in the character of military armaments necessary to win a war. The study of the first of these questions is still profitable, but we are rapidly getting to the point that no war can be won. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
82:The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion. Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
83:In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
84:We believe half-instinctively that evil always defeats itself in the long run. Pacifism is founded largely on this belief.  Don't resist evil, and it will somehow destroy itself. But why should it? What evidence is there that it does... unless conquered from the outside by military force? ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
85:Every nation has its prestigious military academies - or so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace? ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
86:To place any dependence upon militia is assuredly resting upon a broken staff. Men just dragged from the tender scenes of domestic life, unaccustomed to the din of arms, totally unacquainted with every kind of military skill ... makes them timid and ready to fly from their own shadows. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
87:I never joined the army because at ease was never that easy to me. Seemed rather uptight still. I don't relax by parting my legs slightly and putting my hands behind my back. That does not equal ease. At ease was not being in the military. I am at ease, bro, because I am not in the military. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
88:There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in war and some men are wounded; some men never leave the country, some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or in personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
89:If I determine the enemy's disposition of forces while I have no perceptible form, I can concentrate my forces while the enemy is fragmented. The pinnacle of military deployment approaches the formless: if it is formless, then even the deepest spy cannot discern it nor the wise make plans against it. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
90:A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
91:The dustbin of history is littered with remains of those countries that relied on diplomacy to secure their freedom. We must never forget . . . in the final analysis . . . that it is our military, industrial and economic strength that offers the best guarantee of peace for America in times of danger. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
92:In addition, the United States Delegation will suggest a series of steps to improve the United Nations machinery for the peaceful settlement of disputes... - for extending the rule of international law. For peace is not solely a matter of military or technical problems - it is primarily a problem of politics and people. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
93:This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!" ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
94:The most fundamental paradox is that if we're never to use force, we must be prepared to use it and to use it successfully. We Americans don't want war and we don't start fights. We don't maintain a strong military force to conquer or coerce others. The purpose of our military is simple and straightforward: we want to prevent war. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
95:If the economy of today were operating close to capacity levels with little unemployment, or if a sudden change in our military requirements should cause a scramble for men and resources, then I would oppose tax reductions as irresponsible and inflationary; and I would not hesitate to recommend a tax increase if that were necessary. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
96:If you don’t have a plan, you will fail, and you can quote me.” You need a definite plan, it should be written down, and it should dictate, with military precision, the moves that you will be taking.  Napoleon Hill said, “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
97:Mankind are in the end always governed by superiority of intellectual faculties, and none are more sensible of this than the military profession. When, on my return from Italy, I assumed the dress of the Institute, and associated with men of science, I knew what I was doing: I was sure of not being misunderstood by the lowest drummer boy in the army. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
98:We need to reduce military budgets; raise living standards; engender respect for learning; support science, scholarship, invention, and industry; promote free inquiry; reduce domestic coercion; involve the workers more in managerial decisions; and promote genuine respect and understanding derived from an acknowledgement of our common humanity and our common jeopardy. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
99:To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more. At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed and, by the way, unexplained sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
100:Some day there is going to be a man sitting in my present chair who has not been raised in the military services and who will have little understanding of where slashes in their estimates can be made with little or no damage. If that should happen while we still have the state of tension that now exists in the world, I shudder to think of what could happen in this country ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
101:In your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: which of the two generals has the most ability? on which side is Discipline most rigorously enforced? which army is stronger? on which side are the officers and men more highly trained? in which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment? ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
102:The arts put man at the center of the universe, whether he belongs there or not. Military science, on the other hand, treats man as garbage - and his children, and his cities, too. Military science is probably right about the contemptibility of man in the vastness of the universe. Still - I deny that contemptibility, and I beg you to deny it, through the creation of appreciation of art. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
103:If I had my way, I would build a lethal chamber as big as the Crystal Palace, with a military band playing softly, and a Cinematograph working brightly; then I'd go out in the back streets and main streets and bring them in, all the sick, the halt, and the maimed; I would lead them gently, and they would smile me a weary thanks; and the band would softly bubble out the &
104:I have never met anyone who built a bomb shelter and felt protected by it. I have never met a modern military man who did not realize that military victory is a concept which became obsolete with the coming of the nuclear age, and most civilians realize this also. Wisdom demands that we stop preparing to wage a war which would eliminate mankind - and start preparing to eliminate the seeds of war. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
105:This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet Military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
106:There are 3 elements essential in the matters of the State, Food, Military equipment, and Confidence of the people in the ruler. Of these 3, Military Equipment is the least important, Food being the 2nd important, and Confidence of the people being the MOST important. All men rather die of starvation than in war, but nevertheless all men do die of old age. Lacking in Confidence from the people, a state cannot survive. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
107:Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
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109:Of all the statist violations of individual rights in a mixed economy, the military draft is the worst. It is an abrogation of rights. It negates man &
110:Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root... Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle that's now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas, a trial of spiritual resolve, the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish, the ideals to which we are dedicated. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
111:Now all of us deplore this vast military spending. Yet, in the face of the Soviet attitude, we realize its necessity. Whatever the cost, America will keep itself secure. But in the process we must not, by our own hand, destroy or distort the American system. This we could do by useless overspending. I know one sure way to overspend. That is by overindulging sentimental attachments to outmoded military machines and concepts. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
112:The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power - power in its most despotic exercise - absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms - and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
113:The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come is to teach men to shoot! ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
114:In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
115:They are wrong who think that politics is like an ocean voyage or a military campaign, something to be done with some particular end in view, something which leaves off as soon as that end is reached. It is not a public chore, to be got over with. It is a way of life. It is the life of a domesticated political and social creature who is born with a love for public life, with a desire for honor, with a feeling for his fellows; and it lasts as long as need be. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
116:There was a solemn article in the local paper seriously advocating systematic exterminating of the entire German nation as the only proper course after military victory: because, if you please, they are rattlesnakes, and don't know the difference between good and evil! (What of the writer?) The Germans have just as much right to declare the Poles and Jews exterminable vermin, subhuman, as we have to select the Germans: in other words, no right, whatever they have done. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
117:I am convinced that it is one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in the history of the world. Our involvement in the war in Vietnam has torn up the Geneva Accord. It has strengthened the military-industrial complex; it has strengthened the forces of reaction in our nation. It has put us against the self-determination of a vast majority of the Vietnamese people, and put us in the position of protecting a corrupt regime that is stacked against the poor. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
118:It is not a struggle merely of economic theories, or forms of government or of military power. At issue is the true nature of man. Either man is the creature whom the psalmist described as a little lower than the angels ... or man is a soulless, animated machine to be enslaved, used and consumed by the state for its own glorification. It is, therefore, a struggle which goes to the roots of the human spirit, and its shadow falls across the long sweep of man's destiny. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
119:A nation that will keep people in slavery for 244 years will "thingify" them and make them things. And therefore, they will exploit them and poor people generally economically. And a nation that will exploit economically will have to have foreign investments and everything else, and it will have to use its military might to protect them. All of these problems are tied together. What I'm saying today is that we must go from this convention and say, "America, you must be born again!" ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
120:I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
121:Authority never matches responsibility. That's one of the great myths and delusions of all times. Winning managers and individual performers at all levels know that effectiveness means building your own network and creating your own authority. Those who succeed always reach far beyond formal deputation, take initiatives, and take the heat when things go awry. That's true in the military in times of war, true for 200 person manufacturing firms, and true at giant automakers or software companies. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
122:By calling attention to &
123:Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards... Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
124:Dear rulers ... I maintain that the civil authorities are under obligation to compel the people to send their children to school. ... If the government can compel such citizens as are fit for military service to bear spear and rifle, to mount ramparts, and perform other martial duties in time of war, how much more has it a right to compel the people to send their children to school, because in this case we are warring with the devil, whose object it is secretly to exhaust our cities and principalities of their strong men. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
125:A time comes when silence is betrayal. That time has come for us in relation to Vietnam. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift, is approaching spiritual death.I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
126:There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune on his army: By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called hobbling the army. By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army. This causes restlessness in the soldier's minds. By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
127:Teller contended, not implausibly, that hydrogen bombs keep the peace, or at least prevent thermonuclear war, because the consequences of warfare between nuclear powers are now too dangerous. We haven't had a nuclear war yet, have we? But all such arguments assume that the nuclear-armed nations are and always will be, without exception, rational actors, and that bouts of anger and revenge and madness will never overtake their leaders (or military and secret police officers in charge of nuclear weapons). In the century of Hitler and Stalin, this seems ingenuous. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
128:The greatest victory in living memory – of the United States over the Soviet Union – was achieved without any major military confrontation. The United States then got a fleeting taste of old-fashioned military glory in the First Gulf War, but this only tempted it to waste trillions on humiliating military fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan. China, the rising power of the early twenty-first century, has assiduously avoided all armed conflicts since its failed invasion of Vietnam in 1979, and it owes its ascent strictly to economic factors. In this it has emulated not the Japanese, German and Italian empires of the pre-1914 era, but rather the Japanese, German and Italian economic miracles of the post-1945 era. In all these cases economic prosperity and geopolitical clout were achieved without firing a shot. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

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1:I never saw no military solution ~ Sting,
2:Love is a kind of military service ~ Ovid,
3:Our military is a disaster. ~ Donald Trump,
4:I come from a military family. ~ Brittany Murphy,
5:Don't disparage America's military. ~ Eric Bolling,
6:a military base, to check out the story. ~ Greg Iles,
7:be a military lawyer or something. ~ Lynn Raye Harris,
8:I really like visiting military bases. ~ Stacy Keibler,
9:Can’t you tell the military to buzz off? ~ Elicia Hyder,
10:Conquer land like Napoleon, military bomb fest ~ U God,
11:I think military is a very special thing. ~ Donald Trump,
12:promised that any British military involvement ~ Anonymous,
13:We have the best military in the world. ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle,
14:Beware the military-industrial complex. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
15:owned zoo in an occupied country. Military ~ Lawrence Anthony,
16:It’s a sisterhood, being a military spouse. ~ Corinne Michaels,
17:Military men are the scourges of the world. ~ Guy de Maupassant,
18:We have to have the strongest military by far... ~ Donald Trump,
19:The military is already sexually integrated. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
20:Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues. ~ John Keegan,
21:For us military men, it is impossible to forget. ~ Andrei Grechko,
22:Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. ~ Groucho Marx,
23:Roman military expansion drove Roman sophistication. ~ Mary Beard,
24:We have great people, we have a depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
25:It's a depleted - we have a very depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
26:Military police is very timely for our army. ~ Vladimir Zhirinovsky,
27:My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness. ~ Lord Mountbatten,
28:Often times the best military leaders were soldiers. ~ Jim Caviezel,
29:appeared on Fox News as a military analyst, and this is ~ Brian Haig,
30:I would be so happy if we never had to use [military]. ~ Donald Trump,
31:Jesus' military career has never compelled my belief. ~ Wendell Berry,
32:Military surge in Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban. ~ Barack Obama,
33:Spending on the military doesn't increase the deficit. ~ Ronald Reagan,
34:I have drawn a very close bond to all the military people. ~ Toby Keith,
35:Military preparedness is absolutely a form of strength. ~ Rachel Maddow,
36:The EU is a community of values, not military buildups. ~ Martin Schulz,
37:I have always had a particular antagonism for the military. ~ Donna Leon,
38:Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. ~ Corinne Michaels,
39:Reducing military presence has never in history won a war. ~ John McCain,
40:Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. ~ Ferdinand Foch,
41:I think civilian Americans support the military very much. ~ Thad Cochran,
42:Military missions are not democratic development aid. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
43:Military tribunals to lock people up the way Lincoln did. ~ Newt Gingrich,
44:There's nobody bigger or better at the military than I am. ~ Donald Trump,
45:We must maintain strong defenses, military and spiritual. ~ Prescott Bush,
46:If we don't get the military right nothing else matters. ~ Benjamin Carson,
47:I had other priorities in the sixties than military service. ~ Dick Cheney,
48:I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex. ~ Bruce Sterling,
49:My parents were incredibly strict, almost military style. ~ John Leguizamo,
50:The disconnect between America and its military is shocking. ~ John Oliver,
51:The military ain't there for the people's protection, ~ Immortal Technique,
52:Where the Government is weak, military sway prevails. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
53:Military or dictatorial rule is not good for our Pakistan. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
54:Reduce US military presence in Iraq; and bring in neighbors. ~ John F Kerry,
55:I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional. ~ Fred Korematsu,
56:Maintenance and resupply are the backbone of any military. ~ Robert Ferrigno,
57:Most goat-related military activity is still highly classified. ~ Jon Ronson,
58:out-of-date military tactics could not break through for most of ~ Anonymous,
59:piggy piggy: U.S. turns to military gear in hunt for feral swine ~ Anonymous,
60:If you don't want gays in the military, make the uniforms ugly. ~ Joan Rivers,
61:Keeping our military strong means keepin' our families strong. ~ Barack Obama,
62:Military action without politics is like a tree without a root. ~ Ho Chi Minh,
63:The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. ~ William Westmoreland,
64:They believe the military is immoral and intellectually inferior ~ Ben Carson,
65:Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
66:Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle. ~ Robert Bresson,
67:Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. ~ Jon Krakauer,
68:Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. ~ Groucho Marx,
69:Military strategy...has become the diplomacy of violence. ~ Thomas C Schelling,
70:Sergeant Bergdahl may have broken any number of military laws. ~ Alex Berenson,
71:The biggest mistake of my life was taking a military education. ~ Robert E Lee,
72:The military is a machine of war. Not a law enforcement agency. ~ Hank Johnson,
73:Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars. ~ George C Marshall,
74:Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996. ~ Akhmad Kadyrov,
75:noted the military guards posted out front to secure the crime ~ David Baldacci,
76:Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years. ~ Nicholas Negroponte,
77:The military has a very prickly relationship with the press. ~ Tim Hetherington,
78:Military solution in Iraq has been disproven and discredited. ~ Christopher Dodd,
79:Air superiority is the ultimate expression of military power. ~ Winston Churchill,
80:But no one told me that when you're in the military, they own you. ~ Nelsan Ellis,
81:I take care of military families. Their sacrifices are very real. ~ Mark Vonnegut,
82:Medic, geek, badass ex-military guy? Is there anything you can't do? ~ Maya Banks,
83:Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military. ~ Paulo Coelho,
84:I joined the military because there is someone I have to protect. ~ Hiromu Arakawa,
85:Military intelligence was as nothing to military stupidity. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
86:Commerce diminishes the spirit both patriotism and military defense. ~ Thomas Paine,
87:Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II ~ William Blum,
88:Military families so much appreciate the love, support and prayers. ~ Bob McDonnell,
89:States have two kinds of power: latent power and military power. ~ John Mearsheimer,
90:Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower. ~ Barack Obama,
91:Backs dialogue for solving disputes and not military power and threats. ~ Amr Moussa,
92:aimed not at military concentrations, but at total populations. He ~ Clifford D Simak,
93:atomic power, radar, and the Internet—were spawned by the military. ~ Walter Isaacson,
94:I think General Pershing was the most military figure I've ever seen. ~ Frank Buckles,
95:So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence. ~ Sun Tzu,
96:Democracy and dependence on the military and police are incompatible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
97:These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand. ~ Sun Tzu,
98:The truth is, that the military people are so important to our country. ~ Donald Trump,
99:The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. ~ James K Polk,
100:We will fight with full force and might of the United States military. ~ George W Bush,
101:A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military. ~ William J Clinton,
102:Being in the military is amazing; you give orders, and things happen. ~ Neal Stephenson,
103:Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism and military defence. ~ Thomas Paine,
104:I co-founded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council in 2005. ~ Christine Pelosi,
105:Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade. ~ Philip James Bailey,
106:Military discipline is merely a perfection of social servitude. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
107:No police or military in the world can protect people who are cowards. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
108:The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
109:The skin of all of us is responsive to gypsy songs and military marches. ~ Jean Cocteau,
110:Commercial conquest is far more thorough and final than military defeat. ~ Wendell Berry,
111:General James Mattis is a storied and much-respected military leader. ~ Michele Flournoy,
112:I didn't choose to write a military man as much as Vince Haven chose me. ~ Rachel Gibson,
113:My own military background is wholly un-distinguished. I was a sergeant. ~ W E B Griffin,
114:The immediate cause of World War III is the military preparation of it. ~ C Wright Mills,
115:There was the unspeakable neatness of military preparation for violence ~ Louise Erdrich,
116:A change of opinions is almost unknown in an elderly military man. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
117:Diplomacy without military might is like music without instruments. ~ Frederick The Great,
118:I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone. ~ William Faulkner,
119:I'm not a military man. I wish I were, then maybe I could give some advice. ~ Elie Wiesel,
120:Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. They have to be. ~ Corinne Michaels,
121:Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex. ~ Frank Zappa,
122:The ultimate Form of devaluation is military confrontation and global war. ~ David Harvey,
123:You know things have gone bad when military marches pass for pop music. ~ James Patterson,
124:For a military cop, walking into a bar is like a batter stepping to the plate. ~ Lee Child,
125:Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex. ~ Frank Zappa,
126:I can say that American men and women in the Military are damn impressive. ~ Henry Rollins,
127:Isn't it a shame military doctors couldn't be as good as military sunglasses? ~ Pat Conroy,
128:Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency ~ Greg Gutfeld,
129:The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
130:Whenever I deal with children or the military, that becomes special to me. ~ Robert Irvine,
131:America needs a military where our breast and brightest are proud to serve. ~ George W Bush,
132:Believe me that every man you see in a military uniform is not a hero. ~ Duke of Wellington,
133:Christian Dresner could design a hell of a nasty military app. “Okay, Duane. I ~ Kyle Mills,
134:The military's job is to win the war. A president's job is to win the peace. ~ John F Kerry,
135:The military was all about hierarchies, who urinated highest on the hydrant ~ Justin Cronin,
136:The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
137:War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
138:You should have long since gotten rid of military-industrial complexes. ~ Arkady Strugatsky,
139:[Adolf] Hitler didn't discuss politics or military with Eva [Braun]. Not once. ~ Gretl Braun,
140:He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. ~ Sun Tzu,
141:military service was one of them. She knew he had served but he had never ~ Michael Connelly,
142:The military played polo. Polo, really, started as a game to train for war. ~ Nacho Figueras,
143:A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. ~ George S Patton,
144:In America, we have a depleted military. It has to be helped, has to be fixed. ~ Donald Trump,
145:It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations. ~ John Walker Lindh,
146:Most people associate command and control leadership with the military. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
147:Riot – A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
148:the essence of a reliable and stable military lay in a contented peasantry. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
149:The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service. ~ Albert Einstein,
150:He has a kind of exaggerated politeness that is kind of like a military man. ~ Neal Stephenson,
151:I am fully supportive of 'open service' and committed to LGBT military families. ~ Chuck Hagel,
152:In some sense, the military is the most modern part of a developing country. ~ George Friedman,
153:It is of first importance that the military be subordinate to civilian government ~ John Rawls,
154:the Pentagon actually donates military equipment to the police, including tanks. ~ Matt Ridley,
155:A lot of guns there's no need for civilians to own those those are for military ~ Willie Nelson,
156:Do wars support the military-industrial complex and therefore support the people? ~ James Rosen,
157:I have no problem with women in the military, if that's what they want to do. ~ Lorraine Bracco,
158:It’s good to have an ally in the military who understands what I’m doing. ~ John Jackson Miller,
159:Next to Valour, the best qualities in a military man are vigilance and caution. ~ John Jennings,
160:Odyssey Dawn? That's not a military operation. That's a Carnival Cruise ship. ~ Stephen Colbert,
161:What I learned in the military is that gossip starts early and it stays forever. ~ Wesley Clark,
162:Would that it were so! ... That the American military were targeting journalists. ~ Ann Coulter,
163:Is America what it says it is if the military refuses to help its people?” 33 ~ Douglas Brinkley,
164:I will insist on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it. ~ Mitt Romney,
165:I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. ~ Rick Santorum,
166:Promoting a record on a major label is like running a minor military campaign. ~ Robyn Hitchcock,
167:We have employed every police and military unit at our dispo—” “NOT GOOD ENOUGH. ~ Marissa Meyer,
168:And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence. ~ George W Bush,
169:If worse comes to worst, I say clearly - a soldier must follow military orders. ~ Naftali Bennett,
170:I think employers need help in understanding how to translate a military career. ~ Michelle Obama,
171:Our military has been greatly weakened by a lot of bad decisions and other things. ~ Donald Trump,
172:That's my attitude on the military. I don't like telling the enemy what I'm doing. ~ Donald Trump,
173:The power of our example is more important than the strength of our military. ~ William J Clinton,
174:There are many different ways that a military person's career can be translated. ~ Michelle Obama,
175:from being a military doctrine, counterinsurgency has become a principle of government ~ Anonymous,
176:If it wasn't for the military I probably would not have ever come to Bosnia for vacation. ~ Coolio,
177:I have the complete support of the military. I personally served in the navy. ~ Juan Manuel Santos,
178:I love working out. It's my release. I've done it since I've been in the military. ~ Robert Irvine,
179:Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
180:Only about one in a thousand of DACA’s participants had joined the military. ~ Victor Davis Hanson,
181:The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else. ~ William Westmoreland,
182:The United States faces no serious military threats today, yet is constantly at war. ~ Doug Bandow,
183:Voroshilov was a hard-riding, hard-drinking military crony of civil-war days. ~ Kliment Voroshilov,
184:Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. ~ George Santayana,
185:At the root of great military leaders is their ability to genuinely care for people. ~ Bob Knowling,
186:Be a military flier or be in a band; those were the two hippest things I could imagine. ~ Nick Lowe,
187:I decided to join the military to give back to my country and help pay for college. ~ Steve Stivers,
188:If the military contractors are out of Afghanistan, Karzai is out 15 minutes later. ~ Rachel Maddow,
189:In a military operation, the command and control elements are a legitimate target. ~ Stephen Hadley,
190:I respect people in the military. And I always have, at least since I've been there. ~ Donald Trump,
191:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. ~ Henry Kissinger,
192:Nothing so comforts the military mind as the maxim of a great but dead general. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
193:After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian. ~ Chris Kyle,
194:Any lie by anyone who hated the military was repeated endlessly. Any truth was ignored. ~ John Ringo,
195:History causes the military problem to become the essence of the political problem. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
196:If Russia had the same military power that America did, earth would be called Russia. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
197:In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power. ~ Sun Tzu,
198:It's clear that the United States has more to give the world than military bases. ~ Cynthia McKinney,
199:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy. ~ Deanna Spingola,
200:On weekends his idea of rest was to read military history aloud to his daughters. ~ Joseph E Persico,
201:The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it. ~ Anatole France,
202:The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits ~ H L Mencken,
203:The military state is the final form to which every planned economy tends rapidly. ~ Isabel Paterson,
204:We would take millions [of undocumented illegal] if they would serve in the military. ~ Eric Bolling,
205:When it comes to the military, we have no choice. We cannot have a depleted military. ~ Donald Trump,
206:Why do we have to be a military superpower? Why can't we be a humanitarian superpower? ~ Howard Zinn,
207:With the exception of the military industrial complex, we all want a more peaceful world. ~ Ron Paul,
208:I spent 22 years in the United States military, so I'm a pretty strategic level thinker. ~ Allen West,
209:It was unworthy of our military sources that they were the first to weaken. ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
210:Military despotism represses generous sentiments, priestly tyranny stifles them. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
211:Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
212:We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded. ~ Neil Sheehan,
213:It's a chief principle in military affairs to go where ye are least expected. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
214:The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. ~ John F Kennedy,
215:The first thing we need to do to make America stronger is to strengthen our military. ~ Chris Christie,
216:If they listen to the military people, we probably wouldn't be having an ISIS right now. ~ Donald Trump,
217:No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind ~ Willis Harman,
218:Once a major military confrontation occurs, North Korea will definitely be annihilated. ~ Kim Young sam,
219:The heels of military boots, striking marble floors, made a sound like thrown stones. ~ Gregory Maguire,
220:There is a price you pay if you want to train military personnel - they don't all come back. ~ Dan John,
221:Hell, was no military man; was computer technician who had bumbled into wrong field. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
222:There is nearly always uh, a process of wanting contingency plans made in the military. ~ McGeorge Bundy,
223:We have the greatest people on Earth in our military. We don't take care of our veterans. ~ Donald Trump,
224:A certain grasp of military affairs is vital for those in charge of general policy. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
225:[Barack] Obama has betrayed Israel, gutted the military, and apologized on ten world tours. ~ Marco Rubio,
226:Everybody in the military has a reputation, and usually it doesn't come out to the public. ~ Wesley Clark,
227:I believe demolishing Hussein's military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk. ~ Kenneth Adelman,
228:The military do so love shiny new technology, there's always so many ways to abuse it. ~ Peter F Hamilton,
229:The reduction in world conflicts led to defense budget cuts that hurt military contractors. ~ Max Tegmark,
230:There's an old military saying...If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
231:All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines. ~ Amar Bose,
232:Dresden, which I am told presents no military or industrial targets whatsoever for the RAF. ~ Paul Russell,
233:I'm not sure how paying for transgender surgery [in the military] makes our country safer. ~ Mike Huckabee,
234:Military-grade laser,” Conti said. “Very powerful, yet more precise than a jeweler’s file. ~ Lincoln Child,
235:My father and all my uncles on both sides served in the military in World War II and Korea. ~ Darrell Issa,
236:My mother did all she could to control me, but at age 14 she sent me to a military school. ~ Sam Donaldson,
237:Whoring is like military service...okay in the upper brackets, not so good lower down. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
238:A political problem thought of in military terms eventually becomes a military problem. ~ George C Marshall,
239:If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military. ~ Harry S Truman,
240:United States military involvement in Syria has deepened since President Trump took office. ~ Judy Woodruff,
241:Using the ‘military decision-making process’ is extremely valuable when making policy decisions. ~ Joe Heck,
242:WHEN we don't get the results we want in our military endeavors, we don't blame the soldiers. ~ Dave Eggers,
243:A military leader thinks about casualties and losses, but a strategic one only aims the win. ~ M F Moonzajer,
244:Are you in the military?"
"No, I'm a grad student. I used to be a boy scout, if that helps. ~ Anna Durand,
245:I don't think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran. ~ William Hague,
246:I'm completely opposed to the idea of becoming accustomed to foreign military campaigns. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
247:I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder? ~ Ferdinand Marcos,
248:Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. ~ Alphonse Allais,
249:The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power must be sustained. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
250:The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service. ~ Albert Einstein,
251:You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation. ~ John Abizaid,
252:America has the mightiest military on the planet, and they didn't get there with entertainers. ~ Dick Gregory,
253:Both sides think they are about to lose. They are both correct.” —Old military proverb ~ Michael Z Williamson,
254:Can the military art be learned in the games and hunts in which you pass your youth?” The ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
255:I don't think that witchcraft is a religion. I wish the military would rethink this decision. ~ George W Bush,
256:If diplomacy has any chance to work, it must be coupled with a credible military threat. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu,
257:I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. ~ Joseph Heller,
258:I think that our American people will welcome a Russian military force for peace-keeping purposes. ~ Sam Nunn,
259:Keep in mind that without the law, we’re not a military, just an armed gang that dresses alike. ~ Marko Kloos,
260:Slowly but surely, the U.S. military is being converted into a global oil-protection service. ~ Michael Klare,
261:Their skins were different colors but they all belonged to the same ethnic group: Military. ~ Neal Stephenson,
262:The military has a very long relationship with Hollywood that dates back to the silent film era. ~ Nick Turse,
263:War does not determine who is right, but who is left.” —old military proverb Caledonia ~ Michael Z Williamson,
264:We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient. ~ Golda Meir,
265:We have an authorization to use military force against terrorists. We passed it after 9/11. ~ Hillary Clinton,
266:As journalist, I'm responsible to the American people, not to the military of the United States. ~ Amy Goodman,
267:In military school, on day one you must memorize the mission of the Merchant Marine Academy. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
268:It's important. One of the principles in the United States is civilian control of the military. ~ Wesley Clark,
269:• • • Military history is the story of the terrible murder of beautiful plans by ugly facts. ~ Gregory Benford,
270:such a state of obligatory and irreproachable idleness is the lot of a whole class—the military. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
271:Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides. ~ Albert Bushnell Hart,
272:A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
273:Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important. ~ Quincy Jones,
274:Even limited military actions end up carrying with them great costs and unintended consequences. ~ Barack Obama,
275:it isn’t fair, but if you think life has a bad reputation for that, the military puts it to shame. ~ Hugh Howey,
276:The two terms are mutually exclusive. Like military intelligence. An oxymoron, emphasis on moron. ~ Mary Hughes,
277:The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq. ~ Peter DeFazio,
278:But anytime you really want a situation to get all screwed up, just throw the military into the mix. ~ Mark Tufo,
279:Civilians had a tendency to fetishize military dead without ever considering how and why they died. ~ Tanya Huff,
280:During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the military conducted only a handful of drone missions. ~ Michael Hastings,
281:people who have spent their lives in the military have trouble adjusting to civilian life afterward. ~ Lee Child,
282:There is nothing like a parade to elicit the proper respect for the military from the populace. ~ Irving Kristol,
283:We need to increase our military spending. We need to deal with a no- fly zone in Syria, a safe zone. ~ Jeb Bush,
284:We're going to take care of our military - the people in our military, the finest people we have. ~ Donald Trump,
285:You could hardly find an entity more at odds with military discipline than a Trump organization. ~ Michael Wolff,
286:Barack Obama's a terrible commander-in-chief. He is gutting our military. It's not an exaggeration. ~ Marco Rubio,
287:Form up," I murmured, because it sounded more military and tougher than saying, "You guys go first. ~ Jim Butcher,
288:Gays are now allowed to serve openly in the military. So maybe our next war could be a musical. ~ David Letterman,
289:Having been in the military myself, there is an awful moment when you're in this moment of conflict. ~ Gavin Hood,
290:I went to school on a military base in Germany. I got a lot of my clothes at the army surplus store. ~ Debby Ryan,
291:States care about relative wealth, because economic might is the foundation of military might. ~ John Mearsheimer,
292:The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. ~ Louis Simpson,
293:The only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind is to get an old one out. ~ B H Liddell Hart,
294:There hasn't been a military force like the United States of America in the history of the world. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
295:The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice. ~ Alfred Thayer Mahan,
296:What if he thought I looked like some military psycho? Or worse—a hipster, thanks to this beard? ~ Megan Erickson,
297:A country is only as strong as its military, and only as moral as the men who serve in its ranks. ~ Michelle Moran,
298:Air power is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms. ~ Winston Churchill,
299:As was easily foreseeable, the unprovoked military adventure empowered anti-American terrorists. ~ Andrew McCarthy,
300:I do think that I have a better sense of how military action can result in unintended consequences. ~ Barack Obama,
301:If military action in Iraq is launched without a new U.N. resolution, Canada will not participate. ~ Jean Chretien,
302:I was the only person in the world who thought it was a military duty to appear to be in a good mood. ~ Pat Conroy,
303:I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson, robbery, or assassination. ~ Eugene V Debs,
304:Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy. ~ Eduardo Galeano,
305:She was like Oscar the Grouch, if Oscar had military training and a penchant for stabbing things. ~ James A Hunter,
306:When the military man approaches, the world locks up its spoons and packs off its womankind. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
307:You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ~ Barry Goldwater,
308:A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. ~ James Madison,
309:Feith had achieved the reputation in some military circles as 'the dumbest . . . guy on the planet.' ~ Tommy Franks,
310:Politics must drive military strategy as strategy drives tactics. Only when politics fail do we fight. ~ B V Larson,
311:Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor,Doing the military two-step, as in the days of yore. ~ Joyce Grenfell,
312:We have a politically correct military and it's getting more and more politically correct every day. ~ Donald Trump,
313:As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all. ~ George B McClellan,
314:I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states. ~ Joseph Stalin,
315:I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. ~ Marc Garneau,
316:The fight against drug trafficking is a false pretext for the United States to install military bases. ~ Evo Morales,
317:Anyone who's not military knows this fact. Why do you use chemical weapons while you're advancing ? ~ Bashar al Assad,
318:For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go. ~ R Lee Ermey,
319:For me, Sun Tzu's statement that military force is based upon deception is an extraordinary statement. ~ Paul Virilio,
320:It [military action on Iraq] makes me feel ashamed to come from the United States. It is humiliating. ~ Jessica Lange,
321:I would rather go to bed with Lillian Russell stark naked than Ulysses S Grant in full military regalia. ~ Mark Twain,
322:Non-cooperation in military matters should be an essential moral principle for all true scientists. ~ Albert Einstein,
323:She was like Oscar the Grouch, if Oscar had military training and a penchant for stabbing things. It ~ James A Hunter,
324:The military code of justice sets out exactly what type of charges are available for specific acts. ~ Saxby Chambliss,
325:The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things. ~ Mike Huckabee,
326:We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face. ~ Moshe Sharett,
327:We need to unleash the military in unison with our partners in Europe and the Middle East to be effective. ~ Jeb Bush,
328:best student essay with an imagined-future work called “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012. ~ Anonymous,
329:[Donald] Trump's establishing his bona fides on military preparedness. No histrionics, just the facts. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
330:Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? ~ Ted Cruz,
331:I have two brothers buried in the military cemetery in Texas. I don't want to see any more of that. ~ F Murray Abraham,
332:It was not the military prowess of the Germani that kept them outside the Empire, but their poverty.11 ~ Peter Heather,
333:Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
334:Shade appears behind her, solidifying out of thin air, and wraps her up in an expert military hold. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
335:The best military policy is to attack strategies; the next to attack alliances; the next to attack soldiers. ~ Sun Tzu,
336:The Colonel owns the military bearing, strong jaw and frank unblinking eyes of a truly accomplished crook. ~ Anonymous,
337:The Second Amendment was designed explicitly to protect weapons that would be useful in a military context. ~ Ted Cruz,
338:Each suba contained a dozen or so sarkars, each of them led by a faujdar, usually a military officer. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
339:Generals disobeyed the president because he hadn’t served in the military, and they didn’t respect him. ~ Victor Methos,
340:Iran's military hardware is less than a fraction of that of any of the countries in this region. ~ Mohammad Javad Zarif,
341:Military commanders do not want to be tried for war crimes, even if those crimes are committed online. ~ Evgeny Morozov,
342:Military missions cannot be a normal tool of politics, but instead must remain the great exception. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
343:Our military doesn't defend our American people. Our military is the strong-arm muscle of corporations. ~ Jesse Ventura,
344:Our military should be trained and structured around missions, not the elements of air, water, and land. ~ Lou Gerstner,
345:Strength respects strength and not weakness. Strength means military might and economic prosperity. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
346:The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments. ~ Joseph Joubert,
347:The United States is a violent military state. It's been involved in military action all over the place. ~ Noam Chomsky,
348:U.S. military action in Iraq: It sure didn't work out well last time. Let's not make that mistake again. ~ Alan Grayson,
349:We need to focus on building a military that is second-to-none ... so that we can destroy Islamic terrorism. ~ Jeb Bush,
350:We should be more modest in our belief that we can impose democracy on a country through military force. ~ Barack Obama,
351:West Virginia is among the nation’s leaders in military service, in killed in action, in medals for valor. ~ Rick Bragg,
352:A lot of military kids make a lot of moves but I only made the one, so it wasn't really an issue for me. ~ Robbie Lawler,
353:climate-change scenarios are already playing a large and increasing role in the military planning process. ~ Gwynne Dyer,
354:How do you feel?" he asked him. "Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out. ~ Douglas Adams,
355:I give extraordinary attention to military active duty, reserve and National Guard, and their families. ~ Sanford Bishop,
356:North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces. ~ Robin Hayes,
357:Rehearsals and this band are two words that don't really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence. ~ Jerry Cantrell,
358:The alliance between the US and Pakistan is thus predominantly between the US and the Pakistani military. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
359:The number one priority of President Trump is to rebuild our military, to restore the arsenal of democracy. ~ Mike Pence,
360:Violence was what the military existed for. Controlled violence directed against appropriate targets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
361:We have a president [Barack Obama] that doesn't know what's happening, and when it comes to the military. ~ Donald Trump,
362:We need a smaller and elite military, as [Donald]Rumsfeld said - and also a smaller and elite foreign policy. ~ Ron Paul,
363:We've got to make sure that our economy is strong at home so that we can project military power overseas. ~ Barack Obama,
364:When they arrived, they arrived in force- a dozen military ships surrounding the safe house, guns drawn. ~ Marissa Meyer,
365:Women are needed in the military because there aren't enough soldiers, and we're seeing more women serve. ~ Gail Collins,
366:I am an Air Force brat - that's the terminology they use for military kids who are traveling constantly. ~ Vanessa Lachey,
367:In time, the church will actually be organized more as a military force with an army, navy, air force, etc. ~ Rick Joyner,
368:Members of the media-monetary-military-congressional complex are immoral and have an allergy to the truth. ~ Ilana Mercer,
369:ROTC programs at Ivy League campuses would liberalize the military. That can only be good for this country. ~ Evan Wright,
370:Streamlining the army with Chinese characteristics is the right choice for China in military modernization. ~ Jiang Zemin,
371:The application of military force, or the prospect of such application, inhibits terrorist violence. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu,
372:The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
373:training in the military was all about using the bodyweight to build a strong, fatigue resistant physique. ~ Ashley Kalym,
374:Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. ~ Dean Acheson,
375:All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It's nothing original. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
376:basic military rule: you manage your anger by kicking ass, not by rearranging the furniture in your room. ~ Mohammed Hanif,
377:Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar. ~ Barry Goldwater,
378:The American military will never lose the war in Iraqif lost, it will be lost by a lack of political will. ~ Joe Lieberman,
379:To imagine that it is possible to perform great military deeds without fighting is just empty dreams. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
380:When military men take over, honest men dance to the strings they pull.
Your life is no longer your own. ~ Howard Fast,
381:America must always be the world's paramount military power. But we can magnify our power through alliances. ~ John F Kerry,
382:an officer and a gentleman by an act of Congress, but an asshole by choice.” The military also discourages ~ Nelson DeMille,
383:[Donald Trump] gets a 19 percent higher approval rating than [Hillary Clinton] does ,among military members. ~ Eric Bolling,
384:How do you feel?" he asked him.
"Like a military academy," said Arthur. "Bits of me keep on passing out. ~ Douglas Adams,
385:One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. ~ Chris Kyle,
386:Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
387:The U.S.'s major strength factor and weapon is its economy. If you cripple it, you cripple the military. ~ Chester W Nimitz,
388:When Numa died, Rome by the twin disciplines of peace and war was as eminent for self-mastery as for military power. ~ Livy,
389:I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. ~ Ed Case,
390:It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a regime that does not maintain any military secrets. ~ Albert Einstein,
391:Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war. ~ Peter DeFazio,
392:The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy. ~ Aaron McGruder,
393:When treatment for health issues is conducted like a military operation, our body-minds become a battlefield. ~ Heidi DuPree,
394:Any time in America when the military has to stand in opposition of their own citizenry, something is wrong. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
395:A person who doesn't shiver during a rifle salute or when Taps is played at a military funeral isn't human. ~ Johnny B Truant,
396:I don't want to do a lot of talking on the military. I want to talk after it's finished, not before it starts. ~ Donald Trump,
397:If you don’t have a good idea of what to do next after using military force, then don’t use it in the first place. ~ Ted Lieu,
398:The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality. ~ Tony Judt,
399:the military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality. ~ Tony Judt,
400:the one loophole that military wisdom can never quite button up—the sympathy of the downtrodden for each other. ~ Herman Wouk,
401:The rapid rise of the People's Republic of China as a military and economic power is challenging the status quo. ~ Dan Quayle,
402:The scale and grandeur of the Russian effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
403:When people have a sense of our military capability, nobody will ever dare to cast an evil eye on our nation. ~ Narendra Modi,
404:World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
405:Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. ~ Walter Bagehot,
406:Henceforth the adequacy of any military establishment will be tested by its ability to preserve the peace. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
407:In total war it is quite impossible to draw any precise line between military and non-military problems. ~ Winston S Churchill,
408:The military was providing him (George H.W. Bush) with an education that was not available at Andover or Yale. ~ George W Bush,
409:A business suit, Didier once said to me, is nothing but a military uniform, stripped of its honour. And ~ Gregory David Roberts,
410:convince you there’s life after the military, though,” Tyler added. Joe towered behind his wife’s chair, massaging ~ Kate Aster,
411:If money or military might would change that part of the world... we would have done it by now. Enough is enough. ~ Joe Manchin,
412:Not every action requires military action. As a matter of fact, military action is the very last resort for us. ~ George W Bush,
413:One thing I don't want around me is a military intellectual. I don't have to worry about you on that score. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
414:(Some points of similarity can be found between the military systems of the British and Carthaginian empires.) ~ Ernle Bradford,
415:There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace. ~ Ronald Reagan,
416:The U.S. has subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. ~ Donald Trump,
417:After all this time and all this, quote, "experience," how is she [Hillary Clinton] not better at this [military]? ~ John McCain,
418:A nation may be moved by its statesmen and defined by its military but it's usually remembered for its artists. ~ John Steinbeck,
419:Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. ~ Rebecca West,
420:For all that Starfleet insisted on military protocol, their officers had a tiresome tendency to question everything. ~ S D Perry,
421:He had always had a gift for conjuring images in his mind's eye. It was one of the secrets of his military success. ~ H W Brands,
422:In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game. ~ Russel Honore,
423:I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one. ~ Dick Cheney,
424:It was not the lack of technology, weaponry, or troops that threatened his country’s military. It was corruption. ~ Marc Cameron,
425:Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege. ~ Yasser Arafat,
426:The first thing I am going to tell my successor is, don't trust the military men – even on military matters." JFK ~ David Talbot,
427:There's an explosion of Indian fiction of all kinds, from military thrillers to chicklit. I think that's exciting. ~ Hari Kunzru,
428:Without a doubt, psychological warfare has proven its right to a place of dignity in our military arsenal. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
429:[Every age], however destitute of science or virtue, sufficiently abounds with acts of blood and military renown. ~ Edward Gibbon,
430:Getting a lot of applause, announcing military reforms and upgrades. It's a really good speech [of Donald Trump]. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
431:ISIS has a caliphate the size of Indiana! Also, US military has been totally gutted. Can't even project power anymore. ~ Jeb Bush,
432:I think I'm probably more typical of the average American who doesn't have a connection to a military community. ~ Michelle Obama,
433:Russia has two bases outside of Russia. America has 178 military bases throughout the world. Who's the aggressor? ~ Jesse Ventura,
434:Some of the American military obviously were thinking in terms of fighting a nuclear war. I was opposed to that. ~ Helmut Schmidt,
435:The military and National Guard were deployed to prevent things that often existed largely in their imagination. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
436:We've got to strengthen our military long-term. We don't know what the world is going to throw at us down the road. ~ Mitt Romney,
437:Military men would always overthrow one another, because they could, because they were all power drunk. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
438:no one deserved the finest the American public could give more than the men and women who served in the military. ~ Heather Graham,
439:...the role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place. ~ George W Bush,
440:The United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike military targets of the Assad regime. ~ Mike Pence,
441:We're going to rebuild our military. Our military is depleted. Our military is frankly, our military is in trouble. ~ Donald Trump,
442:As Americans we've gotta make sure that we begin to rebuild and get our military the resources they need to defend us. ~ Liz Cheney,
443:A troop surge in Baghdad would put more American troops at risk to address a problem that is not a military problem. ~ Norm Coleman,
444:In the military we always say we don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training, ~ David Goggins,
445:I think I have a repressed bent for the military, I like discipline without question, specific schedules and duties. ~ Anne Desclos,
446:The men with stars on their shoulders supporting gays serving in the military is going to have a profound impact. ~ Norah O Donnell,
447:The most expensive thing in the world is a second-best military establishment, good but not good enough to win. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
448:A military leader often faces a situation he has to deal with, but because it is his duty, no court can try him. ~ Albert Kesselring,
449:Before the war on terror, the U.S. military had a well-earned reputation for the humane treatment of prisoners of war. ~ James Risen,
450:I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity. ~ Wilhelm Keitel,
451:I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro. ~ Charles de Gaulle,
452:I was surprised how open and unguarded the military was. I expected more scrutiny, more supervision from command. ~ Sebastian Junger,
453:Jon Spiro might have “stuff ” that the military didn’t have, but Artemis Fowl had “stuff ” that humans had never seen. ~ Eoin Colfer,
454:Military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
455:The military is very constitutionalist, and I have my faith in them and in the cooler heads of the people. ~ Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,
456:We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention. What we are afraid of is Western universities. ~ Ruhollah Khomeini,
457:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength, ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
458:We must achieve both security and solvency. In fact, the foundation of military strength is economic strength. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
459:As students of military history, Rone and Oz could rattle off examples through the ages of attacks at first light. ~ Mitchell Zuckoff,
460:However formidable a military power you may be, you cannot impose upon a people anything against their will. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran,
461:I am convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the United States. ~ Barbara Lee,
462:In social affairs, I'm an optimist. I really do believe that our military- industrial civilization will soon collapse. ~ Edward Abbey,
463:In the 1990s, global military expenditures declined by perhaps 40 percent, and stocks of weapons of all kinds fell. ~ David Christian,
464:It won't take weeks... Our military machine will crush Iraq in a matter of days and there's no question that it will. ~ Bill O Reilly,
465:I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President. ~ Andrew Jackson,
466:Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society. ~ Phyllis Schlafly,
467:Resistane violence may help unite the putschists' basic supporters and military forces against the ‪anti coup‬ defenders ~ Gene Sharp,
468:The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
469:... then unleashed Stargate's 18 sex-starved men on our women, compliant and promiscuous by military custom and law... ~ Joe Haldeman,
470:You're the reason why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love. ~ Barack Obama,
471:A military exists to kill the enemy. When it is used to keep order among its own people, the people become the enemy. ~ Mark E Henshaw,
472:He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
473:in Lebanon in 1983, I was sent to Saudi Arabia as part of the military response deployed to stabilize the region. You’d ~ Zach Fortier,
474:I was like, ‘Wow,’ but I got it. I had come out of a military culture, and you just have to make your objective happen. ~ Ashlee Vance,
475:Many public servants retire earning much more than military veterans who risked their lives serving their country. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
476:War on terror is far less of a military operation and far more of an intelligence-gathering, law-enforcement operation. ~ John F Kerry,
477:We have to stand for our principles, stand for our allies, stand for a strong military and stand for a stronger economy. ~ Mitt Romney,
478:Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance. ~ Richard Leakey,
479:Every time she ate the head off one soldier, another grew up in its place, with a green military coat and a yellow busby. ~ P L Travers,
480:I don't underrate the value of military knowledge, but if men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
481:I'm 100 percent serious. I've been fighting for equality for women's issues my entire life, in the military included. ~ Paula Broadwell,
482:In the literary as well as military world, most powerful abilities will often be found concealed under a rustic garb. ~ Pliny the Elder,
483:Israel gets more than half of all the military purchasing assistance that America gives to all the nations in the world. ~ John F Kerry,
484:The Canadian Prime Minister said Canada would lend the U.S. its full military support. You know what that means: Both tanks. ~ Jay Leno,
485:The cult of military obedience and the cult of weapons of mass destruction are the two great follies of the modern age. ~ Freeman Dyson,
486:The military preferred - invariably - those who could be readily defined, assigned roles, understood, and controlled. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
487:We have the world's best military, even though he (President Barack Obama) has done everything he can to diminish it. ~ Benjamin Carson,
488:We're going to make him the best military commander in history. And then put the fate of the world on his shoulders. ~ Orson Scott Card,
489:I think it's going to be a pivot of spirit for the country, a period of smart deals for the country, a stronger military. ~ Donald Trump,
490:Military glory--that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood--that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy... ~ Abraham Lincoln,
491:Sadistic military barbers intent on revealing the contours of their skulls for some nefarious phrenological purpose. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
492:We must learn from history, there is no military solution for the Kashmir issue...we have to understand this reality. ~ Pervez Musharraf,
493:With regard to military discipline, I may safely say that no such thing existed in the Continental Army. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben,
494:...you have been fraternizing with warewolves overmuch! Military men can be terribly bad for one's verbal concatenation! ~ Gail Carriger,
495:He knew, too, that nukes were locked in on Area X from the nearest silos, military satellites keeping watch from above. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
496:I think it's OK to talk about your military service, but there's a fine line between, you know, too much and just about right. ~ Bob Dole,
497:So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
498:Some people just join the military because they need college money. Then they're idiots and college wasn't going to help. ~ Doug Stanhope,
499:The history of the atom -- it's not just a military secret and a curse. It's also our youth, our era, our religion. ~ Svetlana Alexievich,
500:There's always a balance, I think, any administration has to find in not just the military but in any agency of government. ~ Chuck Hagel,
501:To me, there's only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service. ~ Charles Barkley,
502:While America remains the biggest military spender, its share of the global total has fallen from 47% in 2010 to 38% in 2014. ~ Anonymous,
503:I believe we must be strong militarily, but beyond a certain point military strength can become a national weakness. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
504:Peace through strength works. We've got the greatest military in the world. I want them to dominate any potential conflict. ~ Bobby Jindal,
505:The university is a vast public utility which turns out future workers in today's vineyard, the military-industrial complex. ~ Mario Savio,
506:All right, Chief Killian." She allowed herself an airy gesture at the forward visual display. "That away—full military power. ~ David Weber,
507:At the same time, we're going to take care of our military and we're going to take care of our great, great, great veterans. ~ Donald Trump,
508:Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse. ~ Allan Massie,
509:Both were military. That was clear.Reacher could tell by their haircuts. No civilian barber would be as pragmatic or as brutal. ~ Lee Child,
510:I do not think witchcraft is a religion, and I do not think it is in any way appropriate for the US military to promote it. ~ George W Bush,
511:I do think we need for a troop to be able to house his family. That's an important part of building morale in the military. ~ George W Bush,
512:In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments. ~ Tulsi Gabbard,
513:Let’s get China to leak a memo that says they want to build military bases on Mars. We’d be on Mars in twelve months. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
514:The country had a lengthy history of coups and the undeniable fact was that Pakistan performed better under military rule. The ~ Kyle Mills,
515:Yeah, September 11 happened and all my friends were like, 'Let's join the military!' and I was the only one who actually did. ~ Adam Driver,
516:Actually, I have a lot of hobbies, but I've kept up with model-building the longest. In particular, I love military models. ~ Akira Toriyama,
517:All I want to say, with the utmost emphasis at my command, is that the description of India as a military country is wrong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
518:America has the greatest people on earth in our military, but they don't have the right equipment and their equipment is old. ~ Donald Trump,
519:America stood at the summit of power, emerging from the Cold War as an economic, cultural and military force without equal. ~ Lincoln Chafee,
520:But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. ~ Erwin Rommel,
521:Life is not an on and off switch. You don't have to have a military that is either in hard combat or is in the barracks. ~ James G Stavridis,
522:Once the war against Saddam begins, we expect every American to support our military, and if they can't do that, to shut up. ~ Bill O Reilly,
523:People think of the military as being about guns and fighting wars, but it's really about service to country and community. ~ Austin Stowell,
524:Stephanos was angry, but he was still a military man, and the best path to victory was following orders. Not exacting revenge. ~ Evan Currie,
525:The danger of having the military take over intelligence is that the military has a very different perspective on the world. ~ Pete Hoekstra,
526:The fact that our largest presence in the world is our massive military is going to dictate how we engage with the world. ~ Michael Hastings,
527:What I say is, national defense is the most important thing we do in Washington, but there's still waste in the military budget. ~ Rand Paul,
528:Art among a religious race produces reliques [sic]; among a military one, trophies; among a commercial one, articles of trade. ~ Henry Fuseli,
529:I'm against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective. ~ Jesse Ventura,
530:In February 1859, after military rule ended in Delhi, the city was formally ceded to Punjab, becoming one of its districts. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
531:The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation, ages might pass away before they could be shaken off. ~ William Henry Harrison,
532:Without harmony in the State, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed. ~ Sun Tzu,
533:Working together, America's military, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people have won a major battle in the war on terrorism. ~ Paul Ryan,
534:FUBARed - that means fucked up beyond all recognition … you really should get out more or spend a little time on a military base - ~ Mark Cain,
535:I don't think we need to have an either/or debate about the use of military force - I think you can be both tough and smart. ~ Hillary Clinton,
536:(“intelligence” in the military meaning; a man in a suit can be just as stupid as anybody else—only he had better not be), ~ Robert A Heinlein,
537:I realized that both the military and religious orders depend on discipline to shape people - which routine does, in a lot of ways. ~ Kit Reed,
538:I think I know what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers. ~ William T Sherman,
539:I told you about the jet fighters. Well it's like that with so many other things. So we are going to take care of our military. ~ Donald Trump,
540:[Michael Flynn is not] the kind of person who is going to be more buttoned-up kind of military figure and that partisan tone. ~ John Heilemann,
541:There is always hazard in military activity, but we must decide between the positive loss of inactivity and the risk of action. ~ Robert E Lee,
542:The U.S. military feared no fighting force on earth, but even it was no match for the army of attorneys that served the Mouse. ~ Robert Kroese,
543:They will avoid ... those Overgrown Military establishements which ... are ... particularly hostile to Republican liberty. ~ George Washington,
544:By 2001, even the peacetime US military budget was well over half the size of all other military budgets in the world combined. ~ Rachel Maddow,
545:He chowed down with the speed and force of a well-organised military campaign. He didn't so much have breakfast as defeat it. ~ Maureen Johnson,
546:ISIS have to be defeated. They have to be defeated militarily. How are we going to do that if we continue to weaken our military? ~ Marco Rubio,
547:Planning is really the hallmark of any large military formation, and it's typically a weakness in new formations and new armies. ~ John R Allen,
548:The more a country makes military weapons, the more insecure it becomes: if you have weapons, you become a target for attack. ~ Albert Einstein,
549:The US military has achieved a decisive blow against al-Qaeda with its commando action against Osama Bin Laden and his killing. ~ Angela Merkel,
550:Those single-track military minds never think to ask their cleaning staff for help in giant lethal marauding creature matters. ~ Robin McKinley,
551:When it comes to our military, what we have to think about is not, you know just budgets, we've got to think about capabilities. ~ Barack Obama,
552:Acting is a business and a political act and a craft, but I also feel like it's a service - specifically, for a military audience. ~ Adam Driver,
553:If there's ever an example that military power alone cannot be successful in Afghanistan, I think it was the Soviet experience. ~ Robert M Gates,
554:If we build our military up to Ronald Reagan levels, [Vladimir] Putin's not going to push us anywhere because he can't match us. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
555:If you want to serve the country, you recognize it's rough and tumble. And it's nothing like serving your country in the military. ~ Mitt Romney,
556:In my career as a writer I have always been attracted to morbid themes—suicide, rape, murder, military life, marriage, slavery. ~ William Styron,
557:Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life. ~ Yitzhak Rabin,
558:Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they've never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military. ~ Maureen Dowd,
559:My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel. ~ Roseanne Barr,
560:the most efficient way to use military power is to disrupt emerging powers before they can become even marginally threatening. ~ George Friedman,
561:There is civil disobedience against the military machine, protest against police brutality directed especially at people of color. ~ Howard Zinn,
562:We're working with NATO, the longest military alliance in the history of the world, to really turn our attention to terrorism. ~ Hillary Clinton,
563:Why is there a certain cast of the military mind which leads sensible people to do again, with gusto, what didn't work before? ~ Terry Pratchett,
564:In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as "dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy. ~ Bob Woodward,
565:In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
566:most powerful military in the world is sent to do a task best accomplished by schoolteachers, police forces, persuasion, and time. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
567:The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion. ~ Albert Einstein,
568:The stupidification of the mainland was picking up speed at an unprecedented rate, and it didn’t even need a military occupation. ~ Arundhati Roy,
569:You cannot be a military leader without physical courage. But there are Plenty of soldiers with physical courage who are not leaders ~ John Adair,
570:Any comparison between the military dictatorship and democracy can only come from those who do not value the Brazilian democracy. ~ Dilma Rousseff,
571:Exerting power in foreign policy is thus not only a function of military and economic might, but also of political will and worldview. ~ Anonymous,
572:Generalissimo Stalin directed every move... made every decision... He is the greatest and wisest military genius who ever lived... ~ Georgy Zhukov,
573:He is bringing an end to wars throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the military wagons* with fire. ~ Anonymous,
574:He was fond of the tavern, and felt comfortable only among coarse language, military gallantries, easy beauties, and easy conquests. ~ Victor Hugo,
575:in modern times most of the mischief ascribed to the military has been wrought with the advice and consent of civil authority. As ~ William Styron,
576:It is true that we are under occupation, but we are not the weaker party. We are the military force which Israel failed to defeat. ~ Yasser Arafat,
577:[On gay ban in the military:] Heroism, I believe, is a trait that does not know race, color, creed, sex, or sexual orientation. ~ Dianne Feinstein,
578:Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used. ~ Ronald Reagan,
579:Ronald Reagan was able to accomplish extraordinary purposes for our country without having to put our military forces into conflict. ~ Mitt Romney,
580:'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in. ~ Hillary Clinton,
581:Some foreign states will act against a dictatorship only to gain their own economic, political, or military control over the country. ~ Gene Sharp,
582:The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation. ~ Noam Chomsky,
583:When it comes to security, when it comes to ISIS, when it comes to the military, every single category I`m leading, like, by a lot. ~ Donald Trump,
584:I always wanted to go into the military or something like that - my whole family, all my friends are either Air Force, Navy, or Marines. ~ RJ Mitte,
585:It is the freedom to concentrate military equipment in key locations around the world that has preserved American military might. ~ Robert D Kaplan,
586:I've never been in the military,
but I have a purple heart:
I got it from beating myself up
over things that I can't fix. ~ Rudy Francisco,
587:One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful, subduing the other's military without battle is the most skillful. ~ Sun Tzu,
588:Pentagon ought to win the Nobel Peace Prize every year, because the U.S. military is the world’s foremost guarantor of peace ~ William F Buckley Jr,
589:report estimates that there are about 10,000 active and retired Pakistani military personnel currently in Bahrain (Husain 2011). ~ C Christine Fair,
590:Spending time with the military certainly lends itself to some remarkable experiences, and I've been privileged to have had my share. ~ Simon Sinek,
591:The Gazi had observed firsthand that poorly educated military leaders led to bureaucratic inefficiency and defeats on the battlefield, ~ Ay e Kulin,
592:The military is faithful to the constitution. They will come in only to protect the people from the enemies of the state. ~ Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,
593:We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
594:History is replete with examples of empires mounting impressive military campaigns on the cusp of their impending economic collapse. ~ Eric Alterman,
595:In fact, it was part of the Tyrannian military tradition that a little discomfort on the part of the soldier was good for discipline. ~ Isaac Asimov,
596:To ensure prosperity here at home and peace abroad, we all share the belief we have to maintain the strongest military on the planet. ~ Barack Obama,
597:As a rule, the Bureau and the military don’t get along too well.” “Well, there’s a big surprise. Who the hell do you guys get along with? ~ Lee Child,
598:Donald Trump'd rather believe Vladimir Putin than the military and civilian intelligence professionals who are sworn to protect us. ~ Hillary Clinton,
599:Every decision in government is so important, especially when it comes to the military where thousands of people can lose their lives. ~ Donald Trump,
600:For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant, but a military pygmy. ~ George Robertson Baron Robertson of Port Ellen,
601:[I]f you want instant, reflexive support for the US government's police and military powers, MSNBC is the place to turn these days. ~ Glenn Greenwald,
602:In the last analysis, one must be a military man in order to govern. It is only with boot and spurs that one can govern a horse. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
603:In the military, when the enemy turned on the enemy, they called it “red on red.” Soldiers didn’t have to pretend to be sad about it. ~ Edward Conlon,
604:Our military plans should be based on the assumption of unpredictability, rather than on carefully drawn, static models of the world. ~ James Fallows,
605:Potentially, the U.S. military has the ability to stop messages from being delivered or can alter commands without ISIS knowing. ~ Dina Temple Raston,
606:The majority of books about World War I represent its causes as diplomatic, its course as military and its consequences as economic. ~ Niall Ferguson,
607:We do everything humanly possible, consistent with military necessity, taking many chances to avoid civilian casualties, at all costs. ~ James Mattis,
608:As much as we Egyptians treasure our military, acting alone it cannot provide the legitimacy to lay the foundations for democracy. ~ Mohamed ElBaradei,
609:[D-Day] means to me a beginning of the freedom of Europe. The freedom was the achievement of the military adversaries of the Germans. ~ Manfred Rommel,
610:Hannah: What's your plan?
Claire: Go get him
Hannah: Honey, that is not a plan. That's what we in the military call an objective. ~ Rachel Caine,
611:If the Commander-in-Chief will look beyond the defence forces, he will discover that the real India is not military but peace-loving. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
612:In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons. ~ Mary McCarthy,
613:I proposed a law that every country where the U.S. has a military base - those people should be allowed to vote in the American election. ~ Bill Ayers,
614:My dad says you don’t see tanks and guns on parade in America because democracy keeps the country together, not fear of the military. ~ Firoozeh Dumas,
615:The Baltic countries are sovereign nations. They have the right to decide which military and political bloc they want to be a part of. ~ Sergei Ivanov,
616:The military and the clergy cause us much annoyance; the clergy and the military, they empty our wallets and rob our intelligence. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
617:The nuclear arms race has no military purpose. Wars cannot be fought with nuclear weapons. Their existence only adds to our perils. ~ Lord Mountbatten,
618:The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military. ~ William O Douglas,
619:We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country. ~ Ronald Reagan,
620:A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. ~ Sun Tzu,
621:I have been accused of being a traitor, and I have been accused of not supporting the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. ~ Martin Sheen,
622:In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us. ~ Linda Chavez,
623:It’s never good to owe money to a guy with a cellar full of military hardware. Especially not when he rides with an outlaw biker gang. ~ Craig Schaefer,
624:I went to a military school between the ages of six and 12 and later into the air force. You learn discipline and strength of character. ~ Larry Hagman,
625:Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen. ~ Vladimir Putin,
626:All contemporary computation stems from this nexus: military attempts to predict and control the weather, and thus to control the future. ~ James Bridle,
627:[A]s military history reveals, a bad plan is often better than no plan, especially if the people on the other side think it’s a good plan. ~ Adam Gopnik,
628:Because a potter was what the American was deep down in his heart. He had become an engineer and a military man on his father’s orders. ~ Jonas Jonasson,
629:I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated. ~ John McCain,
630:My mother went to university, my father didn't. But they are very educated, very wise people. My father went to the military, so he's worldly. ~ Chuck D,
631:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
632:Our military and the strength of our military and the strengthening of our military is a number one priority for the Trump administration. ~ Donald Trump,
633:The military weapon is but one of the means that serve the purposes of war: one out of the assortment which grand strategy can employ. ~ B H Liddell Hart,
634:There is no reliable data on the number of military-style assault weapons in private hands, but the working estimate is about 1.5 million. ~ Chris Hedges,
635:The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow. ~ Yakubu Gowon,
636:Under Syrian law, a journalist is not allowed to report on military matters. This may be wrong or right, but that's just the way it is. ~ Bashar al Assad,
637:When I retired out of the military, I registered myself as a Republican because my views and perspectives were more in line with that party. ~ Allen West,
638:According to some estimates, almost half the scientists and high technologists on Earth are employed full- or part-time on military matters. ~ Carl Sagan,
639:Duarte is a moderate when it comes to civilian control of the military and curbing death squads. On economics, the man is almost a Marxist. ~ Steve Forbes,
640:He was military-trained, dummy. A stone-cold badass. He had a walk-in closet full of sawed-off shotguns. The man was Rambo compared to you. ~ Ransom Riggs,
641:Mistaking Palestinian military weakness for moral innocence seems to further amplify the inattention of journalists to the culture of lies. ~ Ilana Mercer,
642:No military state, no civil war in the streets. Just the erosion of any kind of certainty. Everyone unsure. Making up his own explanations. ~ Scott Snyder,
643:The U.K.-U.S. defense relationship is the broadest, deepest and most advanced of any two countries, sharing military hardware and expertise. ~ Theresa May,
644:the United States military did not fight a decade-long war to preserve South Vietnam; rather, it fought a one-year war ten times over. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
645:A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. ~ Isoroku Yamamoto,
646:And after September the 11th, the United States Congress also granted me additional authority to use military force against al Qaeda. . . . ~ George W Bush,
647:Gweneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her. ~ Cindy McCain,
648:I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
649:Ironically, the possibility that the president dodged his military service has increased his approval ratings with Democrats by 80 percent. ~ Craig Kilborn,
650:I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. ~ John F Kerry,
651:I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman,
652:I think one of the reasons I'm standing here instead of other people is that, frankly, I talked about it, we have to have a strong military. ~ Donald Trump,
653:Let me tell you about gays in the military. I don't want any gay people hanging around me while I'm killing kids. I just don't want to see it. ~ Bill Hicks,
654:People like Donald Trump, who paid zero in taxes, zero for our vets, zero for our military, zero for health and education, that is wrong. ~ Hillary Clinton,
655:They [Republicans] assume that military action always shows strength, while avoiding military action always shows weakness. That's just crazy. ~ Kevin Drum,
656:You don't suppose that the photo ops and the military convoys arriving at the same time were a coincidence, do you, Wolf ... Situation Room. ~ Wolf Blitzer,
657:A military mindset is objectively analyzing a planned course of action and anticipating the likely consequences before you take that action. ~ Tulsi Gabbard,
658:An ancient military leader supposedly once said that it is well that war is so terrible, because otherwise people would grow too fond of it, ~ Jack Campbell,
659:And we will win the war, and there will be costs. But the military folks understand that, and so do I, and so does the Secretary of Defense. ~ George W Bush,
660:(China’s military believes in these small air-defense missiles, both in their classic standalone form and integrated into small mobile systems.) ~ Anonymous,
661:I'm not a policy and a strategy guy. I'm - you know, the military basically supports what the president wants, the decisions that he makes. ~ Michael Mullen,
662:Israel is the American watchdog in the Middle East, and that's why the Palestinians remain victims of one of the longest military occupations. ~ John Pilger,
663:Many in the American military have learned the fundamental dilemma of modern warfare: More money and better weapons don't mean that you win. ~ Gabriel Kolko,
664:Sometimes theft can be as simple and direct as a fist in an unsuspecting face, and sometimes it can be as complex as a military operation. ~ Michael McClung,
665:We've evolved a lot since 9/11 also, in terms of our law enforcement capabilities, our intelligence capabilities, military, counterterrorism. ~ Barack Obama,
666:We will build our military forces to a level that will be, I believe, stronger than ever before if I become President of the United States... ~ Donald Trump,
667:And it was the amount of energy a single human could produce that dictated military potential, standard of living, happiness, and all besides. ~ Isaac Asimov,
668:Being ex-military is like being a lapsed Catholic. Even though they’re way in the back of your mind, the old rituals still exert a powerful pull. ~ Lee Child,
669:“Firewall” seems both scary and protective at the same time. And how often does that happen within one word besides “military” and “government?” ~ Adam McKay,
670:He called for military supremacy, no welfare and cultural rebirth. It was a nice speech, but it sounded a lot better in its original German. ~ Argus Hamilton,
671:I feel a special kinship with our military personnel, veterans, and their families. After all, two of my decisions sent them into harm's way. ~ George W Bush,
672:In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.'s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
673:Military arrangement, and movements in consequence, like the mechanism of a clock, will be imperfectand disordered by the want of a part. ~ George Washington,
674:One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service. ~ John M McHugh,
675:Sunglasses are a bit like watches for me - a real obsession. My favourites are Oakleys, Ray-Bans and Wileys, which are worn by the U.S. military. ~ Ross Kemp,
676:Thus, though I have heard of successful military operations that were clumsy but swift, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays. ~ Sun Tzu,
677:When it comes to the military, I don't want to discuss things. I want to let - I want to let the action take place before the talk takes place ~ Donald Trump,
678:Computers get better faster than anything else ever. A child's PlayStation today is more powerful than a military supercomputer from 1996. ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
679:Every time I tour military outlets, I dedicate the food, fitness and set-ups to their service, because it all came to me through the military. ~ Robert Irvine,
680:Had I not known that I was dead already I would have mourned my loss of life. —last words of Ota Dokan, scholar of military arts and poet, 1486 ~ Barry Eisler,
681:Helmut Lang does a lot of very military-influenced things. You have to find the designer that suits your body the best, and he works for me. ~ Kyle MacLachlan,
682:Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews. ~ Bryan Fischer,
683:In the whole history of this country, we have probably won more friends from the power of our example than from the power of our military. ~ William J Clinton,
684:I used to have a military officer travelling with me at all times with a suitcase - referred to as the nuclear football - in case it had to be used. ~ Al Gore,
685:Peace on this planet will not be forged by military strength. It will be forged by those who come together despite their government's differences. ~ Dan Brown,
686:The most fatal mistake of this Israeli military junta is that they have the complex of the arrogance of power. This is their suicidal mistake. ~ Yasser Arafat,
687:The nation no longer stands for the enlightenment tradition, but rather for military-political hegemony and the total commodification of life. ~ Morris Berman,
688:There has been a strong tradition in this country that it is not the function of the military to educate the public on political issues. ~ J William Fulbright,
689:This is the military, and nobody gives a shit about what we want. We take what we’re served, and we ask for seconds, and that’s the way it goes. ~ Marko Kloos,
690:We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat. ~ Jim Lehrer,
691:Fundamentalist groups like Christian Embassy have infiltrated the very top of the U.S. military and gained positions of influence in the Pentagon. ~ Darrel Ray,
692:I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling. ~ Bear Grylls,
693:It is nearly two o’clock in the morning, and Tom Bolan is ass-over-head, military-grade, wearing-more-booze-than-he’s-ingesting drunk. ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
694:Observing that we have waged wars on poverty and drugs as well as cancer, Susan Sontag writes, “Abuse of the military metaphor may be inevitable in ~ Eula Biss,
695:Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families. ~ Mitt Romney,
696:The Colonel was far too firmly married and full of military honours to be a threat to Phryne’s virtue, or what remained of it, so she agreed. ~ Kerry Greenwood,
697:The only one benefiting from this, the American taxpayer, almost half of our taxes, our income taxes, are going to the military and to these wars. ~ Jill Stein,
698:There were many, many times thereafter that Don regretted having enlisted - but so has every man who ever volunteered for military service. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
699:We spent time on Burma and the need for the military regime there to understand that they shouldn't fear the voices of people. And yet they do. ~ George W Bush,
700:Why don't church leaders forbid Catholics from joining the military with the same fervor they tell Catholics to stay away from abortion clinics? ~ William Blum,
701:You and those like you wanted so badly to turn your nose up at the military that you not only destroyed many veterans’ sense of self worth, ~ Jason Andrew Bond,
702:You don't help a country by supporting a military regime that denies any sign of democracy, and what defeated Pakistan was its military regime. ~ Indira Gandhi,
703:Bear even served in the U.S. Military, teaching infantry soldiers how to blow up tanks— skills that come in handy during those daily scrum meetings. ~ Anonymous,
704:Historically, when a leader has deployed his own military against civilians, it's never been good. There's never been a time where it's ended well. ~ Naomi Wolf,
705:I had grown up during Vietnam. I had no connections to the U.S. military, and I had a pretty cynical default opinion about the U.S. military. ~ Sebastian Junger,
706:In 1997, the government spent $37 billion on military research and development, nearly two-thirds of what the entire world spent on the same. In ~ Morris Berman,
707:Leonid Breznev was an old man and despite his own military experience in World War II, he on the other hand was not very close to the military. ~ Helmut Schmidt,
708:Military folk," Neal said with exaggerated patience, shaking his head. "The only way you know to solve problems is by beating them with a stick. ~ Tamora Pierce,
709:Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
710:The best way to create cost overruns in any military acquisition is to change course midstream. That is exactly what Donald Trump wants to do here. ~ P W Singer,
711:The military-industrial complex was one of Pakistan’s binding forces, alongside Islam, national pride, suspicion of India and America, and cricket. ~ Steve Coll,
712:The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that. ~ Hillary Clinton,
713:There are plenty of people in the in the military and high ranking generals that do not feel that they have been optimized or listened to . ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle,
714:Washington still refuses to provide evidence to support the claims in 1990 that a huge Iraqi military build-up on the Saudi border justified war. ~ Noam Chomsky,
715:We get our military people to come back and make recommendations to me and I will follow those recommendations. I will follow them very strongly. ~ Donald Trump,
716:You are attempting to be logical, I suspect, and logic has little to do with government, and nothing at all to do with military administration. ~ Robin McKinley,
717:A strong foundation exists for immediate military action against Saddam Hussein and for a multilateral effort to rebuild Iraq after he is gone. ~ George P Shultz,
718:Hillary Clinton is going to find common ground with the Republicans on foreign and military affairs. They both want to enhance the military budget. ~ Ralph Nader,
719:If the colonists hadn't rejected British militarism and the massive financial burden of maintaining the British military, America wouldn't exist. ~ Rachel Maddow,
720:I reckon that there won't be an intervention in the near future, because Georgia's military adventure revealed the weakness of the Russian army. ~ Garry Kasparov,
721:I think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terrorism. And courts are not military commanders. ~ Lindsey Graham,
722:it. One thing that being in the military had taught me, is that it is better to act and ask forgiveness, than to hesitate and ask permission.     ~ Craig Alanson,
723:One result has been to contrive a sentimentalized version of the American military experience and an idealized image of the American soldier. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
724:The New Republic is not a military entity. It is one of democracy. And it is painfully naïve to think that democracy can work on a galactic scale. ~ Chuck Wendig,
725:The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making. ~ Charles Dickens,
726:The United States turned to repression when its prominence started to slip in Latin America through establishing military dictatorships. ~ Alejandro Castro Espin,
727:The value of the space program is beyond science, it's beyond military; it's a cultural shift in how we think of our place in the universe. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
728:We have seen the most well-funded gay and lesbian rights organizations valorize the US military in their work seeking inclusion in military service. ~ Dean Spade,
729:You are attempting to be logical, I suspect, and logic has little to do with government, and nothing at all to do with military administration. ~ Robin McKinley,
730:Any incident could instantly blow up. Both sides [USA and Russia] are modernizing and increasing their military systems, including nuclear systems. ~ Noam Chomsky,
731:It's been so important that the Chamber of Commerce, for example, has hosted hiring fairs that are specifically targeted to military communities. ~ Michelle Obama,
732:I used to have a gun made every month; I would get another pistol made that I would design. I'm very into the military and police stuff like that. ~ Steven Seagal,
733:Master Sun A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. ~ Sun Tzu,
734:The whole military power of the State is at the disposal of the Governor. He is the commander of the militia, and head of the armed force. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
735:You can't just put the military in the streets of the United States rounding up illegal aliens. I think that would be a violation of federal law. ~ Michael McCaul,
736:Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources. ~ Martin Van Creveld,
737:Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip, and Germans, no less than other peoples, prepare for the last war. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
738:From secrecy and deception in high places, come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America. ~ George McGovern,
739:I'm a military kid, both parents in the military - Mom did 12 years, Dad did 21, served in two wars. So discipline is something that was huge. ~ Robert Griffin III,
740:I'm a Ronald Reagan conservative. I'm an economic conservative, I'm strong military. But I also voice and speak and work hard on the social issues. ~ Sam Brownback,
741:Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps. ~ Thomas Sowell,
742:Ronald Reagan reignited the American economy, rebuilt the Military, bankrupted the Soviet Union and defeated Soviet Communism. I will do the same thing. ~ Ted Cruz,
743:The military sowed a spirit of brotherhood in its members, by necessity as well as plan, and that spirit was a vengeful one when its ire was aroused. ~ Evan Currie,
744:The requisites of government are that there be sufficiency of food, sufficiency of military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler. ~ Confucius,
745:We should therefore be opposed to institutional barriers to that freedom: Military dictatorships, for example. Or states run by a Central Committee. ~ Noam Chomsky,
746:What distinguishes Sun Tzu from Western writers on strategy is the emphasis on the psychological and political elements over the purely military. ~ Henry Kissinger,
747:White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues. ~ Jeffrey Sachs,
748:As a soldier and combat veteran, I believe American military forces should only be used in the defense and furtherance of our nation's vital interests. ~ Joni Ernst,
749:I will make certain that our military is the best in the world in both cyber offense and defense and in every other way, by the way. Every other way. ~ Donald Trump,
750:Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs -to kill people and to destroy. ~ Thomas S Power,
751:The leading members of ISIS were either tortured in US military prisons or in the prisons of the Shi'a government which the Americans put in place. ~ Yanar Mohammed,
752:We cannot afford to be idle, and though weaker than our opponents in men and military equipments, must endeavor to harass, if we cannot destroy them. ~ Robert E Lee,
753:Well, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is back - not for gays in the military. It's President Obama's new policy for questions about Libya. Don't ask, don't tell. ~ Jay Leno,
754:We need a new law that owners of SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) are automatically in the military reserve. Then they can go get their own goddamn oil. ~ Jello Biafra,
755:What we have to stop and think about is that we have weakened ourselves militarily to such an extent that if affects all of our military policies. ~ Benjamin Carson,
756:Whilst power, superimposed, always needs the help of the police and the military, power generated from within should have little or no use of them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
757:You cannot demand military service of Christians any more than you can of priests. We do not go forth as soldiers with the Emperor even if he demands this. ~ Origen,
758:Although military, economic and political strength certainly favors the more powerful side, the matter of simple justice is a counterbalancing factor. ~ Jimmy Carter,
759:A military life had no charms for me, and I had not the faintest idea of staying in the army even if I should be graduated, which I did not expect. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
760:His father had been in the military and so had his grandfather. It was a natural fit when Ronan and his brothers each donned a uniform of some kind. ~ Sara Humphreys,
761:Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
762:One inevitability of the Collins strategy was war, because as the police system crumbled, the British were forced to replace it with a military one. ~ Tim Pat Coogan,
763:One should put forth great effort in matters of learning. One should read books concerning military matters, and direct his attention exclusively to ~ Kato Kiyomasa,
764:Tarkin thought of himself as the product of a military upbringing, in which discipline, respect, and obedience were held in the highest regard. ~ John Jackson Miller,
765:The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations. ~ Trent Lott,
766:vital political truth: military victory can be secured only by reconciliation with the defeated. Although most empire-builders in the ancient world ~ Anthony Everitt,
767:We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers. ~ Mitt Romney,
768:alone. “A military unit is a fine thing when it works,” he said. “But it usually don’t work. A solitary feat of arms is better, if the foe is worthy. ~ Larry McMurtry,
769:Hey anyone who thinks a non-military–grade rappelling cable can support the weight of two grown men and a miniature donkey deserves to fall off a cliff. ~ Ally Carter,
770:I lived in the world of poetry and ideas. I thought life was all about art and philosophy. In the military, I suddenly found out about the real world. ~ Shahin Najafi,
771:the British position was so untenable morally that they could not use their Army properly and were never able to put forth their full military might. ~ Tim Pat Coogan,
772:There is no case which calls for injustice; and to condemn a civilian by the judgment of a secret military tribunal is both unjust and illegal. ~ Ethel Lilian Voynich,
773:This president [Barack Obama] is undermining our military. This president is more interested in funding Planned Parenthood than in funding the military. ~ Marco Rubio,
774:We are fighting these terrorists with our military in Afghanistan and Iraq and beyond so we do not have to face them in the streets of our own cities. ~ George W Bush,
775:A pacifism which can see the cruelties only of occasional military warfare and is blind to the continuous cruelties of our social system is worthless. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
776:Everyone black-suited. None younger than thirty, none older than forty-five. Each exuding his own special brand of ex-military, fucked-by-life hardness. ~ Blake Crouch,
777:I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me. ~ Leon Askin,
778:I went to Harvard High because it was a great school. That it happened to be a military school was just a part of it. I gained from the discipline there. ~ Mark Harmon,
779:One of the keys to military life was never letting anyone know what bothered you. If you did, your mates would hound you mercilessly about that thing. ~ Vaughn Heppner,
780:[The loss-of-strength gradient is] the degree to which military and political power diminishes as we move a unit distance away from its home base. ~ Kenneth E Boulding,
781:The most ambitious war project in military history rested squarely on the shoulders of tens of thousands of ordinary people, many of them young women. ~ Denise Kiernan,
782:The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
783:This was something I’d never been trained for. There were no military strategies or drills to prepare me for the daily torment of not killing someone. ~ Mary E Pearson,
784:We are going to repeal the Obama-Clinton defense sequester and we are going to rebuild the military of the United States which is very, sadly, depleted. ~ Donald Trump,
785:We should have communicated to Iran that we are prepared, that we are considering military options. They're not just on the table, they are in our hands. ~ Mitt Romney,
786:What the fuck are you doing in my house? I could’ve shot your ass.” “Is someone in Los Angeles selling military munitions?” Talk about non sequitur. Jon ~ Robert Crais,
787:Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute. ~ Craig Claiborne,
788:A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
789:And military personnel deal with all kinds of colors when they're in. It's hard to be in the military for any time and not become to an extent color blind. ~ John Ringo,
790:But [Coca-Cola] was also genuinely welcomed by the servicemen in far-flung military bases: Coca-Cola reminded them of home and helped to maintain morale. ~ Tom Standage,
791:If you shell a military base and happen to kill civilians, you have not committed a war crime; if you deliberately target cities and towns, you have. ~ Sebastian Junger,
792:I have great faith in the military. I have great faith in certain of the commanders, certainly. But I have no faith in Hillary Clinton or the leadership. ~ Donald Trump,
793:In January 1898 Zola took an important part in the defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jew unjustly accused of selling military secrets to Germany. ~ mile Zola,
794:One needs to redistribute and restructure expenditures in favour of infrastructure, education and so on. Such military expenditures are heavy to carry. ~ Anton Siluanov,
795:We increased expenses, particularly in two areas: the military. If I put somebody in harm's way, they're going to get the best, as far as I'm concerned. ~ George W Bush,
796:For the oath taken by the members of the S.S. differed from the military oath sworn by the soldiers in that it bound them only to Hitler, not to Germany. ~ Hannah Arendt,
797:I haven't talked to [Donald] Trump since he made his comments about [John] McCain being captured; now he doesn't respect military guys that get captured. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
798:Military action is never the first thing that you jump to. You always look at other possibilities, including economic sanctions, tightening the screws. ~ Benjamin Carson,
799:Of course, there were huge disagreements in the arguments of military intervention, .. There is no point at the moment on focusing on those disagreements. ~ Chris Patten,
800:The military said we'll be able to confirm Saddam is dead with DNA testing. Apparently we have a sample of his DNA. So Monica Lewinsky is working for the CIA? ~ Jay Leno,
801:The most powerful military country in the world, America - which makes all the guns, all the machinery, all the bullets - taught us how to shoot the guns. ~ Muhammad Ali,
802:Germany is too big to sit on the sidelines on world issues. Military force is not the ultima ratio it used to be, but it can be used, with care. ~ Frank Walter Steinmeier,
803:Nothing remains static in war or military weapons, and it is consequently often dangerous to rely on courses suggested by apparent similarities in the past. ~ Ernest King,
804:On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap. ~ Barbara Cook,
805:The governments and the hard-headed military establishment and the general conservative part of America have never taken much interest in democracy, anyway. ~ Amartya Sen,
806:The nature of encounter operations required of the commanders limitless initiative and constant readiness to take the responsibility for military actions. ~ Georgy Zhukov,
807:... the reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany. ~ Franz Halder,
808:Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung ~ Abraham Lincoln,
809:effort to rebuild American military power while restricting its use, initiated by Creighton Abrams and carried to its fruition by Colin Powell, failed. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
810:For pleasure, I'll read military sf, or Elmore Leonard capers, anything that's fast and fun. Otherwise, I mostly pick at books, without any clear focus. ~ Paolo Bacigalupi,
811:[Health reform] will destroy the country [because] in the next year or so [America will have to] dramatically cut the military because we can't pay for it. ~ Rick Santorum,
812:...much of modern military tactics is geared toward maneuvering the enemy into a position where they can essentially be massacred from safety. (pg. 140) ~ Sebastian Junger,
813:Shyness takes so many different forms. Some people are shy and soft. Some, shy and hard. Or in Josh’s case, shy, and wrapped in military-grade armor. “Josh, ~ Sally Thorne,
814:sidewalls and a military cut. Long hair provided cover. Bosch had done it himself twice during his time in-country, returning to L.A. to spend five days ~ Michael Connelly,
815:The liberation of Kuwait in 1991 that seemingly redeemed the military profession was also the event that vaulted Powell to the status of national hero. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
816:We have tried to substitute mass for purpose. We have tried to regain military potency of defense by making it gigantic, unwieldy, complex. It never works. ~ Peter Drucker,
817:We've spent too much on how to destroy and blow up things with the military and too little on our health care, and too little on education, and it goes on. ~ Eleanor Smeal,
818:After a decade of war you have this Pentagon-military apparatus run amok using resources that they shouldn't be to try to manipulate U.S. public opinion. ~ Michael Hastings,
819:as White and racist military and political supremacy were seriously challenged. However, economic hegemony was not challenged, and continued after Independence. ~ Anonymous,
820:Donald Trump has made it clear, he wants to make a priority of national security, rebuilding our military, but he wants to do it in a fiscally responsible way. ~ Mike Pence,
821:History will judge the war against Iraq not by the brilliance of its military execution, but by the effectiveness of the post-hostilities activities. ~ Rajiv Chandrasekaran,
822:I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics. ~ John Cena,
823:I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support. ~ Robin Cook,
824:I fully understand those who say you can't win this thing militarily. That's exactly what the United States military says, that you can't win this military. ~ George W Bush,
825:In 1981, and 1983, and every year thereafter, right around budget time, the Pentagon released its newest installment of Soviet Military Power to the public, ~ Rachel Maddow,
826:In the pantheon of military thinkers and grand strategists, two giants stand out: the Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz and the Chinese master Sun Tsu. ~ Sebastian Gorka,
827:It is no longer a question of controlling a military-industrial complex, but rather, of keeping the United States from becoming a totally military culture. ~ Jerome Wiesner,
828:The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace. The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military point of view, in the defeat of Japan. ~ Chester W Nimitz,
829:Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. ~ John M McHugh,
830:We exchanged wry military grins that told each other how much we hated those fly-blown pieces of shit who tied the hands of decent men and called it politics. ~ Hugh Laurie,
831:Well, at least I definitely know the military likes Trump, right? That's great, it's - you're amazing people, are great people and I very much appreciate it. ~ Donald Trump,
832:As a military historian Flood knew all too well the pitfalls of taking the easy road in times of crisis, of negotiating for today without an eye to the future. ~ Vince Flynn,
833:As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
834:Before consulting the hotheads who present various military options such as a military invasion: remember, President Reagan, Rambo only exists in the movies. ~ Daniel Ortega,
835:Every society has atrocities in its past, Kellen. Do you think the Daroman empire was built on nothing but courage and military brilliance?
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836:For me, smart power meant choosing the right combination of tools—diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural—for each situation. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
837:I do not recall to [Kim Jong-un], but it was complex. "Dear young leader of the people and chairman of the joint military commission" or something like that. ~ Werner Herzog,
838:I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police. ~ John Howard,
839:I not only saw the possibility of nuclear war, I feared it very much. If they started a military conflagration, it would automatically lead to nuclear warfare. ~ Stefan Heym,
840:Okay, Charlie, you can do this, all you have to do is convince a career military man that your son shouldn’t join the Army. That shouldn’t be too hard, right? ~ Tamara Hoffa,
841:On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. ~ Dan Lipinski,
842:That's what the army did, it created crises before any existed; it created a military emergency out of the void, the way God created the heavens and the earth. ~ Edeet Ravel,
843:The pathos of it all is that the America which is to be protected by a huge military force is not the America of the people, but that of the privileged class. ~ Emma Goldman,
844:The reason Donald Trump has supporters... I can go through the list for you. The issues are border/immigration, jobs, military, "make America great again..." ~ Rush Limbaugh,
845:The State of Israel will prove itself not by material wealth, not by military might or technical achievement, but by its moral character and human values. ~ David Ben Gurion,
846:We have watched our educational system begin to fray because we have taken weapons for granted and preferred a strong military to an educated population. ~ Joan D Chittister,
847:What I saw of military life left me humbled. As long as I’d been alive, I’d never encountered the kind of fortitude and loyalty that I found in those rooms. ~ Michelle Obama,
848:[C]apitalist trade and industry cannot thrive without access to military and political power. State interventions have always been critical to its advancement. ~ Amitav Ghosh,
849:fairies thought all this military stuff was pretty silly, but they went along with it for the same reason that fairies ever did anything, namely, for the lulz. ~ Lev Grossman,
850:For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, arent we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US? ~ Fredric Jameson,
851:I did the first study because I had been exposed to something that I took to be important and interesting - this thought reform process - in the military. ~ Robert Jay Lifton,
852:I grew up in a military family, and there's something about that military-style uniform, all cleaned up, a brutal control effort the military necessarily breeds. ~ Max Cannon,
853:I love the military. They don’t get nearly enough credit for all the hard work they do to protect us, keep us in a safe place so we can enjoy ourselves every day. ~ Ric Flair,
854:In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter. ~ Vladimir Putin,
855:Men and women serving in the military deserve better than what they're giving - what we're giving them. They don't know what they're going to be doing tomorrow. ~ John McCain,
856:Only those who are ideologically opposed to military programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs. ~ Herman Kahn,
857:The artist and writer Mervyn Peake, invalided out of military service, joined the Design, Poster and Visualising Group of the Ministry of Information in 1942. ~ Laura Brandon,
858:The military has no constant form, just as water has no constant shape - adapt as you face the enemy, without letting them know beforehand what you are going to do. ~ Sun Tzu,
859:The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country. ~ Kim Jong un,
860:To me the question of the environment is more ominous than that of peace and war...I'm more worried about global warming than I am of any major military conflict. ~ Hans Blix,
861:We`re facing a very different sort of threat now, a more amorphous threat, al Qaeda, terrorism, and so on. And so the military has abandoned the two-war strategy. ~ Joe Klein,
862:As usual, those military leaders were eager to enlist scientists in World War II, and the scientists dutifully exacerbated the war’s gruesomeness through technology ~ Sam Kean,
863:But when it comes to foreign policy and particularly issues involving the corporations, the banks, or the military, there is no difference between the two parties. ~ Jim Marrs,
864:If you liked El Salvador, you're going to love Colombia. It's the same death squads, the same military aid, and the same whitewash from Washington. ~ Carlos Salinas de Gortari,
865:It is important not to let emotions get in the way of cold, hard, calculated military planning. Emotions may win arguments, but they don't win wars. ~ Kathleen Troia McFarland,
866:On February 2, 1780, hard on the heels of Cornelia and Polly, Elizabeth Schuyler arrived in Morristown, accompanied by a military escort, to stay with relatives. ~ Ron Chernow,
867:The fact is, psychiatric help is not widely available to CIA agents - and as in the military, there is a stigma attached to admitting post-traumatic stress. ~ Michael Hastings,
868:The fact is that a car used by Gerry Adams and myself during the course of the Mitchell review was bugged by elements within British military intelligence. ~ Martin McGuinness,
869:The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. ~ Henry Waxman,
870:The world is becoming an immense military base, and that base is becoming a mental hospital the size of the world. Inside the nuthouse, which ones are crazy? ~ Eduardo Galeano,
871:Coalition forces have encountered serious violence in some areas of Iraq. Our military commanders report that this violence is being insticated by three groups. ~ George W Bush,
872:I never imagined I'd be working with government, or military or politicians or big companies. None of this stuff I'm doing was on any business plan anywhere ever. ~ Simon Sinek,
873:I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than 10 military divisions. ~ Vaclav Havel,
874:Most fundamentally, the U.S. military is—and will continue to be—a product of our culture and our collective decisions. Whatever it is, it's what we have made it. ~ Rosa Brooks,
875:Nobody can ever learn our military's secrets - unless, you know, they happen to have the Discovery Channel. Then, it's pretty easy, just tune in for a few minutes. ~ Arj Barker,
876:When President Obama in 2011 used military power against the Qaddafi regime in Libya, he did not even notify Congress. A few in Congress mumbled, but did nothing. ~ Marvin Kalb,
877:While vast sums of money are being siphoned off into hidden [military] coffers, Americas schools, hospitals and public services are facing cutbacks and closures. ~ Henry Waxman,
878:And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family. ~ Rene Cassin,
879:As one Israeli said, "It's a big mistake for Israel to say it 'won' the war, when there was no war. There were no battles...no military enemy in the field." ~ Norman Finkelstein,
880:House passes #dadt (don't ask don't tell) repeal. A step fwd on equality 4 gay Americans in military. History will judge those who tried 2 block passage on this. ~ Frank Pallone,
881:I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions. ~ V clav Havel,
882:National security - the military is the first thing we should spend money on. You have to fully fund that first. And then you should be paying for everything else. ~ Marco Rubio,
883:On 9/11, 2001, the Navy stood at 316 ships. By 2008, after one of the great military buildups in American history, we were at 278 ships and had 49,000 fewer sailors. ~ Ray Mabus,
884:Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military, the connection between America and its military is increasingly tenuous and less personal. ~ John M McHugh,
885:The alliance between the mosque and the military in Pakistan was forged over time, and its character has changed with the twists and turns of Pakistani history. ~ Husain Haqqani,
886:We used military force to establish American power in Cuba and Puerto Rico, in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in Central America, in Hawaii and the Philippines. ~ Howard Zinn,
887:While other [military] alliances have been formed to win wars, our fundamental purpose is to prevent war while preserving and extending the frontiers of freedom. ~ Ronald Reagan,
888:As an intelligence officer, if you don't have a security clearance, you really don't have a job. My military position was, and has been, frozen, for four years. ~ Paula Broadwell,
889:How is it that we can militarily overthrow a military government like Iraq, yet we can't militarily keep illegalities (drugs and aliens) from crossing our borders? ~ Chuck Norris,
890:If you're worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it's almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program. ~ Noam Chomsky,
891:I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose ~ John F Kennedy,
892:Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in 'Soldier's Girl. ~ Lee Pace,
893:Nothing is so contrary to military rules as to make the strength of your army known, either in the orders of the day, in proclamations, or in the newspapers. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
894:Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq. ~ Christopher Dodd,
895:Pink is supposed to weaken your enemies, make them go soft on you, which must be why it's used for baby girls. It's a wonder the military hasn't got on to this. ~ Margaret Atwood,
896:Popil shook his head. “The smuggler was strangled in the U.S. Military Prison at Munich by a German trusty. The trusty disappeared that night, into the Dragunovic ~ Thomas Harris,
897:President Barack Obama started by accepting the military's counterinsurgency, but came out of Afghanistan having decided that counterinsurgency actually doesn't work. ~ Vali Nasr,
898:The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, "Senator, we ought to change the policy," then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it. ~ John McCain,
899:The military superiority of Europe to Asia is not an eternal law of nature, as we are tempted to think, and our superiority in civilization is a mere delusion. ~ Bertrand Russell,
900:The US presidency will continue to represent the major power groups of the United States - big business and the military - regardless of who the talking head is. ~ Julian Assange,
901:This was contrary to the military intelligence, which clearly indicated that the Chinese would resist by force any attempts to take back territory held by them. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
902:Usually, a country without a strong military would have had its politicians strung up by their entrails long before they managed to create quite this much red tape. ~ Evan Currie,
903:We need to embed our forces - our troops inside the Iraqi military. We need to arm directly the Kurds. And all of that has to be done in concert with the Arab nations. ~ Jeb Bush,
904:What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons. ~ Hans Blix,
905:Fascist education is moral, physical, social, and military: it aims to create a complete and harmoniously developed human, a fascist one according to our views. ~ Benito Mussolini,
906:he'd know that I think that . . . well, that bending an enemy's will through military force is the absolute last way a nation ought to go about solving their problems. ~ Meg Cabot,
907:If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common. ~ Tommy Lee Jones,
908:The Ἀλεξάνδρου ἀνάβασις, which concerns the military campaigns of Alexander the Great, is widely regarded as the most important historical source on the famous commander. ~ Arrian,
909:We should never allow computers to make inherently governmental decisions in terms of the application of military force, even if that's happening on the internet. ~ Edward Snowden,
910:We will continue to deepen our engagement using every element of American power - diplomacy, military, economic development, the power of our values and our ideals. ~ Barack Obama,
911:You think that social media is about hooking up online? For these kids [in the Tunisian Revolution], it was a military tool to defend unarmed people from murderers. ~ Don Tapscott,
912:Cities can be rebuilt, industries can be rebuilt, what really matters are strategy forces, military forces and the cadres leaders, political, military and economic. ~ Richard Pipes,
913:Film is a director's medium, and a film set is a complicated military structure - I have to keep reminding myself to stay in my place, or all will burst into chaos. ~ Daniel Clowes,
914:I sometimes read that it's time for German democracy to finally grow up. I don't see it as a sign of maturity if we treat military missions as something normal. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
915:Our bodyguard is a born-again Christian with a father complex, a drinking problem, intellectual limitations and not enough backbone to do his military service with honor. ~ Jo Nesb,
916:The Cox Report documents a systematic, well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization. ~ Charles Bass,
917:The military part of our information network - which we were accustomed to rely on for exact information - was the first part of the network to fall apart ~ Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf,
918:This tendency to consider only bombings or picking up the gun as revolutionary, with the glorification of the heavier the better,we've called the military error. ~ Bernardine Dohrn,
919:General Otis is proclaimed American Military Governor of the Philippines and I protest a thousand times and with all the force in my soul against such pretension. ~ Emilio Aguinaldo,
920:I think the reason why more rapists go into the military is the same reason why predators go into the Catholic Church. It's a place they know they can get away with it. ~ Bill Maher,
921:President Obama is asking Congress to support a military strike in Syria. If they approve, it will be the first time Congress has officially declared war since Obamacare. ~ Jay Leno,
922:The technical genius which could find answers was not cooped up in military or civilian bureaucracy, but was to be found in universities and in the people at large. ~ Henry H Arnold,
923:VJ had gone to the Naval Academy, where he competed as a powerlifter and developed a distaste for military customs such as short hair and addressing people by rank. ~ Nathaniel Fick,
924:war is inherently poisonous, giving rise to all sorts of problematic consequences, and that military power is something that democracies ought to treat gingerly. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
925:We always make the mistake, the fatal mistake in the case of military people, of imagining that each war will be a kind of version of the one that happened previously. ~ Stephen Fry,
926:We must reverse the decision made in 2011 to withdraw all our forces from Iraq, but our military should help the people of Iraq learn how to win by themselves. The ~ Sebastian Gorka,
927:Humanity and justice are the principles on which to govern a state, but not an army; opportunism and flexibility, on the other hand, are military rather than civic virtues. ~ Sun Tzu,
928:I am the most militaristic person but you have to know when to use the military. Or have it so strong that nobody is going to mess with you, which is my ultimate goal. ~ Donald Trump,
929:If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what's supposed to come next. ~ Bruce Sterling,
930:If we had the right civilian leadership, we would have responsive military leadership. But I ask you, how can you lead somebody when you don't know where you are going? ~ Mark Berent,
931:Institutionalised in sports, the military, acculturated sexuality, the history and mythology of heroism, violence is taught to boys until they becomes its advocates. ~ Andrea Dworkin,
932:I think that the religious and the military right wings are just two sides of the same coin if somebody uses God and religion and somebody uses country and security. ~ Bassem Youssef,
933:My husband is a former Air Force pilot and my son is an active duty Army surgeon, recently returned from Iraq, so my pride in our military is passionate... and personal. ~ Robyn Carr,
934:Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. ~ George Washington,
935:So a military force has no constant formation, water has no constant shape: the ability to gain victory by changing and adapting according to the opponent is called genius. ~ Sun Tzu,
936:So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America. ~ Barack Obama,
937:The idea of a permanent U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, as opposed to an economic presence, is going to create a new wave of hostility toward the United States. ~ Ahmed Rashid,
938:The logistic requirements for a large, elaborate mission to Mars are no greater that those for a minor military operation extending over a limited theatre of war. ~ Wernher von Braun,
939:What the commission that myself and Leon Panetta is trying to do is analyze this in two respects. First of all, what's the right military response and security response? ~ Tony Blair,
940:Why is it that the same people who have the least confidence in the police and the military are the most willing to allow only the police and the military to have guns? ~ Ann Coulter,
941:As military fuck-ups went it was a many-faceted gem, a work of genius, a grapeshot, multi-stage, cluster-warhead, fractal-munition regenerative-weapon-system of a fuck-up. ~ Anonymous,
942:But the training I got really helped out later in life. I recommend the military as an experience to anyone. Not a happy experience necessarily, but something worth doing. ~ P S Power,
943:Democrats have chosen not to defend the Marine Corps, but to pander to anti-war protesters and Berkeley officials that are actively trying to impede military recruitment. ~ Jim DeMint,
944:During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes. ~ Walter Kohn,
945:I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence. ~ Oded Fehr,
946:I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there. ~ George J Mitchell,
947:I have made it a top priority for my administration to deepen cooperation with Israel across the whole spectrum of security issues - intelligence, military, technology. ~ Barack Obama,
948:I know this now. Because there will never be a way for me to not know this again. Because, beyond the military disadvantage losing a Mockingjay entails, I am broken. ~ Suzanne Collins,
949:I think, broadly speaking, the US military's role - US military activism in various parts of the Islamic world over the past several decades has been counterproductive. ~ James Mattis,
950:It is on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular. ~ David Hume,
951:What firefighters, and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do, basically these people say "I'm going to protect all these strangers." ~ Denis Leary,
952:a girl had supposedly disguised herself as a man to fight in her father’s stead, had become companion to a military dragon and saved the empire by winning a great battle; ~ Naomi Novik,
953:Almost all the military personnel were wearing sunglasses. No Iraqis wear sunglasses. They really want to see your eyes. So immediately they can't trust the Americans. ~ Bruce Cockburn,
954:Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender. ~ Ashton Carter,
955:Historians estimate that the Japanese military murdered between 200,000 and 430,000 Chinese, including the 90,000 POWs, in what became known as the Rape of Nanking. ~ Laura Hillenbrand,
956:I have enormous respect for our military men and women, the everyday heroes who provide the security the rest of us enjoy. I don’t like them in front of that door. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
957:I think Donald Trump is very alarmed and distressed over what Obama has done to the United States military and the perception of our standing and strength in the world. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
958:I've always been fascinated by the military, the discipline they have and the sacrifices they make to defend the country. It's something I've always been interested in. ~ Troy Polamalu,
959:Military mythology has to pretend that real men are in the majority; cowards can never be allowed to feel that they might be the normal ones and the heroes are insane. ~ Germaine Greer,
960:Realistically speaking, Ayn Rand should not have opposed the antidraft movement and supported the Vietnam War effort - in effect, she supported military conscription. ~ Murray Bookchin,
961:Suddenly I wanted to think like everyone else seemed to think. That military retaliation was honorable and just. But that’s only wanting. War is always pointless. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
962:Take care of your people" is one of the principle lessons of military leadership. If we take care of our people on deployment, why should that change when we come home? ~ Eric Greitens,
963:The back door popped open, and Claire, fairy wings all a-flutter, pulled Miranda inside. It was like a military operation, only with one hundred percent less camouflage. ~ Rachel Caine,
964:The Bible records that whenever the Lord was with them in battle, the children of Israel were never defeated, and every military campaign ended in overwhelming success. ~ Joseph Prince,
965:The military world is characterized by the absence of freedom - in other words, a rigorous discipline-enforced inactivity, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery and drunkenness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
966:The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. ~ H G Wells,
967:Thinklogical's systems play a key role in the delivery and visualization of mission critical data used every day by military and intelligence communities worldwide. ~ James G Stavridis,
968:What’s our situation?” “The technical military term for what we’re doing is hiding,” Terleman lectured.  “We’re where the enemy isn’t, hoping that they don’t notice us. ~ Terry Mancour,
969:A country run by law is a country ruined by lawyers. It is neurologically impossible for a lawyer or a military man to think creatively or to act in harmony with nature. ~ Timothy Leary,
970:It was when I entered the military preparatory school and put on its uniform, that a feeling of strength came to me, as if I had become master of my own destiny. ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
971:Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
972:There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa. ~ Barbara Amiel,
973:We buy products for our military and they come in at costs that are so far above what they were supposed to be, because we don't have people that know what they're doing. ~ Donald Trump,
974:While my military experience reinforced in me the strength that I have, it also demonstrated to me that I have the ability and power to make a difference in people's lives. ~ Earl Woods,
975:As modern society is formed against the backdrop of a permanent war zone, a carceral state and hyper-militarism, the social stature of the military and soldiers has risen. ~ Henry Giroux,
976:For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank. ~ Winston Churchill,
977:France has the best military record in Europe. The French have fought more military campaigns than any other European nation and won twice as many battles as they have lost. ~ John Lloyd,
978:If you go back into military history, the person who's leading the troops ought to be in with the troops and not just standing on the backline sending them into battle. ~ Richard Branson,
979:I think one of the great disasters (in military history) is the way that the Second World War has become the defining reference point for every crisis and every conflict. ~ Antony Beevor,
980:The religion of Assyria, like its language, its science and its arts, was imported from Sumeria and Babylonia, with occasional adaptations to the needs of a military state. ~ Will Durant,
981:The world is a safer and better place that the United States is the strongest military power on earth. The stronger you are, the less likelihood you'll ever have to use it. ~ Marco Rubio,
982:Height, five feet four inches, egg-shaped head carried a little to one side, eyes that shone green when he was excited, stiff military moustache, air of dignity immense! ~ Agatha Christie,
983:In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others. ~ Simon Sinek,
984:Military necessity does not admit of cruelty - that is, the infliction of suffering for the sake of suffering or for revenge, . . . nor of torture to extort confessions. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
985:Millions of citizens are deeply disturbed that the military-industrial complex too often shapes national policy, but they do not want to be considered unpatriotic. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
986:The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs. ~ Charles Babbage,
987:The truth of the matter is, I will miss being the commander in chief of such a fabulous group of men and women -- those who wear the uniform of the United States military. ~ George W Bush,
988:The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. ~ Paul Hellyer,
989:This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction. ~ Martin Sheen,
990:Why become enlightened? Why join the military? Why get married? Why cross the ocean? It is a personal choice. There is something in a person that draws them to the light. ~ Frederick Lenz,
991:Employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers. ~ Sun Tzu,
992:I believe that there is a greater power in the world than the evil power of military force, of nuclear bombs -- there is the power of good, of morality, of humanitarianism. ~ Linus Pauling,
993:I don't think there's a military solution. If we funnel in more weapons we're just likely to see more of them turned against us by the people we're trying to combat. ~ Charles W Freeman Jr,
994:If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.” –Colonel David Hackworth Former United States Army colonel and prominent military journalist ~ Timothy Ferriss,
995:I've already heard from some military commanders who feel they've been undercut by the vice president of the United States, and there's a lot of justification for their view. ~ John McCain,
996:Usually when Donald Trump wants to keep someone out of military service, he just fakes a doctor's note saying he has a foot injury. It worked fine for him during Vietnam. ~ Stephen Colbert,
997:Wait a minute! I'm not interested in agriculture. I want the military stuff. During a briefing military stuff in which officials began telling him about missile silos. ~ Sean William Scott,
998:Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science. ~ Ann Druyan,
999:Harry Truman was courageous enough to command that racial segregation be ended in the military. I was serving in a submarine in the U.S. Navy at the time he issued the order. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1000:He’d always wished he hadn’t grown up with a borderline psychotic and highly trained military father obsessed with turning his four offspring into a tiny paramilitary force. ~ Melinda Leigh,
1001:I basically - I don't like tattoos, unless you're a firefighter who has a tattoo that has to do with that or a military guy. That's - those are people who should have tattoos. ~ Denis Leary,
1002:I seek to lead a democratic Pakistan which is free from the yoke of military dictatorship and that will cease to be a haven, the very petri dish of international terrorism. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
1003:I understand the needs of both the military and the veteran, and that has helped me tremendously as a congressman. I am proud to serve on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. ~ Phil Roe,
1004:Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities. ~ William Eldridge Odom,
1005:No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors. ~ Douglas Hurd,
1006:Oh, I think we want to try some unusual methods in dealing with the Indian people. Honesty. Honoring our treaties with them. We will not use the military. Not on my agency. ~ Paulette Jiles,
1007:There is a great inertia about all military operations of any size. But once this inertia has been overcome and underway they are almost as hard to arrest as to initiate. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1008:But at the end of the day, when the military command looks up, it sees us — the minister of defense and the prime minister. When we look up, we see nothing but the sky above us. ~ Ehud Barak,
1009:For some reason, President Obama is being heckled about "don't ask, don't tell," which may be revoked. The president wants gays to be allowed to serve openly in the military. ~ Bill O Reilly,
1010:I come from a small town and I come from a background where we didn't have money to travel. I thought I'd have to join the military to get to Europe. So I'm thrilled to travel. ~ Chris Isaak,
1011:I'm a military baby, and it makes me proud to know that I'm the child of two parents that served our country. I feel very connected to our country, and I'm honored to be an American. ~ Ciara,
1012:I would immediately start working on the military [as a President] . We have to build up our depleted military. And I would start working on repealing and replacing Obamacare. ~ Donald Trump,
1013:[James Mattis] also has real passion for the care of the men and women in the U.S. military and their families. So, you know, I think he would be an outstanding candidate. ~ Michele Flournoy,
1014:Military police,” Reacher said. “But don’t worry. I’m sure by five o’clock we’ll have plenty of civilized people here. You can give up on me and get along with them instead.” The ~ Lee Child,
1015:Mistakes, after all, are endemic to foreign and military policy given the unpredictability of events and the difficulty of securing reliable information in a place like Iraq. ~ Eric Alterman,
1016:My family thought if I spent time in the military, I'd become more reasonable, a bit calmer. But I've always been extreme in what I do - both as a believer and a nonbeliever. ~ Shahin Najafi,
1017:Politics is not like an ocean voyage or a military campaign... something which leaves off as soon as reached. It is not a public chore to be gotten over with. It is a way of life. ~ Plutarch,
1018:Republicans don't want to shrink government. They want more and more military, more and more surveillance. They'd like to have the government banning gay marriage and so forth. ~ John Zerzan,
1019:So I want to thank the Pentagon, the Soviet Union and the military-industrial complex from the bottom of my heart. Without them, I could never have become the man I am today. ~ George Carlin,
1020:The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent. ~ Dick Cheney,
1021:There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years. ~ Kim Dae jung,
1022:Though they lived with the indignities of dispossession and military
occupation, Huda sang with an unassailable freedom that comes only
to those with unwavering faith. ~ Susan Abulhawa,
1023:We [United States] are the only military superpower. We have no idea how long this is going to last, so we ought to get every bad guy we can and fix every problem we can. ~ William J Clinton,
1024:Both his voice and eyes had the burning cold of alcohol. His strength no longer lay in his military experience or his knowledge of the map, but in his harsh, impetuous soul. ~ Vasily Grossman,
1025:If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society. ~ Ibrahim Babangida,
1026:Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday middle-class values on college campuses, and serving in the military and being pro-American just seems to be one of them. ~ Jack Kingston,
1027:... I thought that because my father was military, I was, too... I'd treated my life there... like a tour of duty, and... the only reason I was leaving was that my year was up. ~ Leah Stewart,
1028:It was the greatest loss of life in the history of the British military, and many in the West began to portray the “savage” as European rather than as some native in the jungle. ~ David Grann,
1029:One thing I've discovered is that people in the military have a sense of purpose. They feel useful, and everything is laid out in front of them. What their job is, is very clear. ~ Jill Flint,
1030:The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were. ~ Daniel Berrigan,
1031:The people see that Wall Street is running our economic policy, that big oil is running our energy policy and the military industrial complex is determining our foreign policy. ~ Alan Grayson,
1032:War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press have turned war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence-death-is hidden from public view. ~ Chris Hedges,
1033:A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men. ~ Daniel Webster,
1034:[A] military force was collected in Europe, formidable by their arms and numbers, if the generals had understood the science of command, and the soldiers the duty of obedience. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1035:But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in. ~ George Carey,
1036:Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
1037:I'm part fairy,' said John. There was a quiet pause, and he eyed the man. 'Is that a problem?' 'No, sir. The United States military is very accepting of that sort of thing nowadays. ~ Adam Rex,
1038:Many men are stored full of unused knowledge. Like loaded guns that are never fired off, or military magazines in times of peace, they are stuffed with useless ammunition. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1039:Military people never seem to apologize for killing each other yet novelists feel ashamed for writing some nice inert paper book that is not certain to be read by anybody. ~ Leonora Carrington,
1040:Not very good with death? Father was a military man, and military men lived with death; lived for death; lived on death. To a professional soldier, oddly enough, death was life. ~ Alan Bradley,
1041:Rumfoord was thinking in a military manner: that an inconvenient person, one whose death he wished for very much, for practical reasons, was suffering from a repulsive disease. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1042:Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars. From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them. It can have almost no other useful purpose. ~ Bernard Brodie,
1043:Would you respect a God you could comprehend? And yet very often that’s what we want - a God who reflects our culture, our biases, our economic, political, and military systems. ~ Richard Rohr,
1044:2.2 billion worth of military equipment had been stripped from U.S. Forces in West Germany and America and shipped to Israel in an unprecedented day and night airlift. ~ George Scratchley Brown,
1045:Americans entrust their security to a class of military professionals who see themselves in many respects as culturally and politically set apart from the rest of society.53 ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
1046:Clean indoor studies in the dark arts, military history, and alchemy didn’t preclude messy outdoor classes in strategic combat, duelling, open-field assassination, and rugby. ~ Genevieve Cogman,
1047:Imperialism is nothing other than the totality of the economic, political, and military means mobilized to produce the submission of the peripheries, today as yesterday.” Samir Amin ~ Anonymous,
1048:I remember studying Fleet Admiral Starcrest’s Mathematical Probabilities Applied to Military Strategies as a young boy and finding that less confusing than what you just said. ~ Lindsay Buroker,
1049:It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1050:It is no coincidence that when the thugs tried to wrest control over Grenada, there were 30 Soviet advisors and hundreds of Cuban military and paramilitary forces on the island. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1051:It's hard for me to sympathize with a young person who chooses to go into the military because they know where they're going. I think we need to start depopulating the military. ~ Henry Rollins,
1052:Other than hunting down the terrorists responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001, Amerine suspected that the United States had no comprehensive plan, military or otherwise. ~ Eric Blehm,
1053:war between the vril-discoverers ceased, for they brought the art of destruction to such perfection as to annul all superiority in numbers, discipline, or military skill. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
1054:What would you do differently as defense secretary to compensate for this record in which the greatest military in the world, as we are constantly told, doesn't get the job done? ~ James Mattis,
1055:Every one knows that the exercise of military power is forever dangerous to civil rights; and we have had recent instances of violences that have been offer'd to private subjects. ~ Samuel Adams,
1056:[General James Mattis] a very talented individual. He's - has a personal library of about 10,000 books and he's read most of them on military history and strategy and so forth. ~ Peter R Mansoor,
1057:I didnt go into the NASA program to pick up rocks or to go the moon or anything else. I went in there because I was a military officer, and that was the next notch in my profession. ~ Jim Lovell,
1058:In brief, we do more research on men in prison, men in the military, and men in general than we do on women for the same reason we do more research on rats than we do on humans. ~ Warren Farrell,
1059:I've been a military lawyer for 33 years. A member of al Qaeda or their affiliate group can be detained under a law of war as long as their threat to our nation without a trial. ~ Lindsey Graham,
1060:I wonder is it because men are cowards in heart that they admire bravery so much, and place military valor so far beyond every other quality for reward and worship. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
1061:military figures like James Mattis, H. R. McMaster, and John Kelly: they found themselves working in an administration that was in every way inimical to basic command principles. ~ Michael Wolff,
1062:Military inclusion has never been a central demand from trans populations, who consistently name criminalization, immigration enforcement, poverty and joblessness as top priorities. ~ Dean Spade,
1063:Right after 9/11 there was a magazine with a cover of kids, mostly 12-14 year-olds, who were being trained for military combat. I thought that this had just gone too far. ~ Eddie Bernice Johnson,
1064:The Cold War went on for so long that it bred a kind of worldwide military establishment. Even when budgets went down in the early and mid-nineties, it didn't really affect it. ~ Robert D Kaplan,
1065:The military works like government; is financed like government, and sports the same inherent malignancies and perverse incentives of government, down to the racial-spoils system. ~ Ilana Mercer,
1066:Together, we can make ourselves a nation that spends more on books than on bombs, more on hospitals than the terrible tools of war, more on decent houses than military aircraft. ~ Robert Kennedy,
1067:And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
1068:Both [Donald] Trump and Hillary [Clinton] want bigger military budgets and Hillary supports President Obama's one trillion dollar expenditure to so-called upgrade nuclear weapons. P ~ Ralph Nader,
1069:Every monarch in the world, except the Emperor of China, wears a military uniform, and bestows the greatest rewards on the man who kills the greatest number of his fellow-creatures. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1070:Except for naval and air exercises, our military should be stationed on American soil, where service men and women can lead normal lives in close proximity to family and friends. ~ Camille Paglia,
1071:I think they should let gays in the military because we are the United States of America. And if a gay person wants to serve his or her country, why should they not be allowed to? ~ Jesse Ventura,
1072:I want a strong military. But I do not believe, among other things, that without an audit, we should be throwing tens of billions of dollars more into the Department of Defense. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1073:Technologies for stimulating the brain and controlling the mind can have benefits, but they have a dark side that military and intelligence planners have been exploiting for decades ~ Nick Begich,
1074:The military taught me discipline, how to problem solve, teamwork and loyalty, a perfect parallel to the kitchen. If we could take that and bottle it, it would be a amazing thing. ~ Robert Irvine,
1075:The Secret Service is a strange group. They don't really have a leader. It's not set up like a military. Each one is supposed to be able to act like a leader when something comes up. ~ Val Kilmer,
1076:You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture. ~ Paul Keating,
1077:All under the pretense of military application.”
He pouts. “No pretense about it. Remember, the Internet was a military application. And now look at how it’s changed our culture. ~ Chuck Wendig,
1078:Any military man will tell you that the way to pull two divided groups together is to give them a common enemy. This is what Hitler did, when he came to power in 1933 as chancellor. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1079:Better it seemed to export cheese or cloth, but it was true that fortunes were made in the military trade. Though seldom by the soldiers, any more than by the cheeses. While ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
1080:Closing Guantanamo Bay is not a military solution. The closing of that prison, which I support, I supported it when I was in the Senate, requires more than just a military dimension. ~ Chuck Hagel,
1081:I am horrible at this because the one person in my family that I loved unconditionally, the people I have trusted in my military days, everyone I held dear has been taken from me, ~ Pip Ballantine,
1082:Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type. ~ Irving Babbitt,
1083:The determination of the greatest military Power on the Continent to become at the same time at least the second naval Power was an event of first magnitude in world affairs. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1084:The solution to Iraq - an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself - is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad. ~ George W Bush,
1085:Who could not be moved by the sight of that poor, demoralized rabble, outwitted, outflanked, outmanoeuvered by the U.S. military? Yet, given time, I think the press will bounce back. ~ James Baker,
1086:You can choose to follow orders without question, or you can choose to follow the law. Keep in mind that without the law, we’re not a military, just an armed gang that dresses alike. ~ Marko Kloos,
1087:A Christian is a military person, he fights the Lord's battles, he is Christ's ensignbearer. Now, what though he endures hard fate, and the bullets fly about? He fights for a crown! ~ Thomas Watson,
1088:A number of politicians, including those within your own party, believe Germans would be safer if the German military didn't insert itself into so many of the world's hot spots. ~ Wolfgang Schauble,
1089:Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. ~ Barack Obama,
1090:Every one knows that the exercise of military power is forever dangerous to civil rights; and we have had recent instances of violences that have been offer'd to private subjects.... ~ Samuel Adams,
1091:For Sun Tzu, victory is not simply the triumph of armed forces. Instead, it is the achievement of the ultimate political objectives that the military clash was intended to secure. ~ Henry Kissinger,
1092:It is a major world power, and today it is an economic and military leader - no doubt about it. That is why America has a strong influence on the situation in the world in general. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1093:It was a rather extraordinary conversation if you think about it -- both of us speaking in code. But not military code, not Intelligence or Resistance code -- just feminine code. ~ Elizabeth E Wein,
1094:Our military is overextended. Nine out of 10 active-duty Army divisions are either in Iraq, going to Iraq or have come back from Iraq. One way or the other, they're wrapped up in it. ~ John F Kerry,
1095:San Antonio is like a military town. It's like literally - when I was growing up there, there were five Air Force bases, plus Fort Sam Houston. I was always sort of near the military. ~ Steve Earle,
1096:the CIA's Baghdad station chief came to Tiger FOB as part of a tour of outlying U.S. military units in order to get a better feel for conditions around the increasingly restive country. ~ Anonymous,
1097:Though these had been used earlier in the Spanish Civil War, it was in Finland that the soubriquet “Molotov breadbasket,” then “Molotov cocktail,” first entered the military lexicon. ~ Max Hastings,
1098:When given military control over a suba, the mansabdar was called a nazim or governor. If given financial control as well, he was something like a viceroy and called the subahdar. ~ Rajmohan Gandhi,
1099:Wherefore, as has already been said, a Prince who is ignorant of military affairs, besides other disadvantages, can neither be respected by his soldiers, nor can he trust them. ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
1100:Who among all the provincial lords—besides Lord Asakura—is a man upon whom we could rely? Who is the most reliable military leader in the country today? Does such a man exist?” “He ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
1101:(1) a sound mass base, (2) a sound Party organization, (3) a fairly strong Red Army, (4) terrain favourable to military operations, and (5) economic resources sufficient for sustenance. ~ Mao Zedong,
1102:Chappe also had all sorts of ambitious plans for his invention; he hadn't intended its use to be so predominantly military in nature, and wanted to promote its employment in business. ~ Tom Standage,
1103:History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security. ~ Phyllis Schlafly,
1104:I am grateful for all the military families that I've met. I wanted to spread hope and cheer to all; little did I know that they would be the ones to change my life the way they have! ~ Wynonna Judd,
1105:If concerns about national identity led to an emphasis on religious ideology, the need for keeping the military well supplied resulted in Pakistan’s alliance with the United States. ~ Husain Haqqani,
1106:In a dictatorship there is no choice, the elections are controlled, the police are the military, fear equals control, speech is suppressed, the economy is looted, the people are slaves. ~ Alex Jones,
1107:It was reported today that U.S. military bases will not show 'Brokeback Mountain.' However, during interrogations, U.S. troops will continue to show 'Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.' ~ Conan O Brien,
1108:One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is ... the ability to direct one's whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task. ~ Erwin Rommel,
1109:The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. ~ Mao Zedong,
1110:The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about. ~ Jane Mayer,
1111:There are hundreds of electromagnetic cases where spacecraft have been observed by police, military personnel and civilians to affect car engines, radios and other electric devices. ~ Steven M Greer,
1112:They say in the military that a good battle plan can last as long as five minutes in real fighting. After that, it comes down to if the general is favored by fate and the spirits. ~ Paolo Bacigalupi,
1113:We will work with industrial or Dept. Of Defence sponsorship as long as we keep our principals of openness firm we're proud to work with the military, and they respect that in turn. ~ Charles M Vest,
1114:Duin’s Law institutionalized the military in Narasi culture, as well as the attitude towards death and its role in society.  I prefer Briga’s law.  There are more cookies involved. We ~ Terry Mancour,
1115:first ever military cryptographic device, the Spartan scytale, dating back to the fifth century B.C. The scytale is a wooden staff around which a strip of leather or parchment is wound, ~ Simon Singh,
1116:For trade being the consequence of population, men become too much absorbed thereby to attend to anything else. Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism and military defence. ~ Thomas Paine,
1117:Great indeed is Fear; but it is not, as our military enthusiasts believe and try to make us believe, the only stimulus known for awakening the higher ranges of men's spiritual energy. ~ William James,
1118:He’d had Magnus Bane—a warlock with cat eyes; Simon actually knew a warlock with actual cat eyes—fake papers to convince her that he had a scholarship to this fictitious military academy. ~ Anonymous,
1119:He’d removed his helmet, revealing a babyish face that didn’t go with his military haircut or his big burly frame. He looked like a toddler who’d taken steroids and joined the Marines. ~ Rick Riordan,
1120:it was largely by military means that Lloyd George sought to proceed: nasty means at that. The British too had their ‘squads’. Each side used the other’s terminology: ‘murder gangs’. ~ Tim Pat Coogan,
1121:I was selected to be an astronaut on a military program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory back in '67 and that program got cancelled in '69 and NASA ended up taking half of us... ~ Robert Crippen,
1122:I will seek out the best advice, and I will create a strategy and I will persuade the American people what the role of America should be. I've laid out a policy of rebuilding our military. ~ Jeb Bush,
1123:Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
1124:The best way to fight evil is to do some good. Let me qualify that—the best way to fight evil at home is to do some good. The best way to fight them abroad is to unleash the military. ~ George W Bush,
1125:The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so. ~ Willie Morris,
1126:The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength. ~ Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero,
1127:Unlike Hillary Clinton, who has risked so many lives with her careless handling of sensitive information, my administration will not telegraph exactly military plans and what they are. ~ Donald Trump,
1128:Based on all criteria - military power, economic influence, cultural dominance - America remains number one, even though other, new players are increasingly challenging it in that role. ~ Robert Kagan,
1129:I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service. ~ Albert Einstein,
1130:Industrial-strength foolishness sets in-in males, at least-at about the age of 18. This is why the military prefers males in the 18-to-25-year-old range when there's combat to be done. ~ Russell Baker,
1131:It is not hard to imagine serious public dangers emerging out of instances in which political, military, scientific or religious leaders are unable to distinguish fact from vivid fiction. ~ Carl Sagan,
1132:Today there is big money for those who can stealthily invade computer networks, or construct a secure botnet, and no modern military arsenal is complete without state-of-the-art malware. ~ Mark Bowden,
1133:Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy. ~ Marc Garneau,
1134:America's military is the best in the world, but this president [Barack Obama] is hollowing out our military. We need a commander in chief that believes in American exceptionalism again. ~ Bobby Jindal,
1135:Around the world, America's influence has declined while this president [Barack Obama] has destroyed our military, our allies no longer trust us, and our adversaries no longer respect us. ~ Marco Rubio,
1136:citizens could forget, while they went through all the forms of the dead Republic, that they were living under a military monarchy in which force was hidden so long as phrases could rule. ~ Will Durant,
1137:Don't forget I'm from a military family. I was in special training in the army. I am tall, sporty and - how do you say - you can always protect yourself... I have very strong security. ~ Oleg Deripaska,
1138:I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader. ~ Tulsi Gabbard,
1139:I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were. ~ Hans Blix,
1140:Japan in the 1930s became a garrison state.43 But it was one which carried within it the promise of a ‘warfare-welfare state’, offered social security in return for military sacrifice. ~ Niall Ferguson,
1141:Military men say that troops can stand twenty percent losses; more than that, they go to pieces. But we had many an outfit with only twenty percent survivors and they went on fighting. ~ Upton Sinclair,
1142:No military man is ever anxious to fight,” said Cole. “We’ve seen war, and we’ve seen peace, and there’s not a soldier or sailor anywhere in the galaxy who doesn’t think peace is better. ~ Mike Resnick,
1143:One general, Fabius Maximus was nicknamed Cunctator, “the Procrastinator.” He drove Hannibal, who had an obvious military superiority, crazy by avoiding and delaying engagement. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1144:Only influence there—prior to any actual decision to intervene—could prevent feckless civilians from committing the nation to wars or quasi-wars not to the military’s own liking. In ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
1145:Sure, military combat is scary... but in some ways combat seems a little easier than personal relationships. At least in combat, the enemy is honest enough to claim themselves as such. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1146:The documents show that the military designated people it killed in targeted strikes as EKIA, “enemy killed in action,” even if they were not the intended targets of the strike. Unless ~ Jeremy Scahill,
1147:there was something to be said for military training. It gave you a different way of looking at the world, turning ‘hopeless disaster’ into objectives, situations and challenges. ~ James Osiris Baldwin,
1148:What you encountered was an abomination, a military intelligence. It was designed to be insidious and spiteful and inimical to life, and it wasn't smart enough to have a conscience. ~ Alastair Reynolds,
1149:Computers had their origin in military cryptography-in a sense, every computer game represents the commandeering of a military code-breaking apparatus for purposes of human expression. ~ Austin Grossman,
1150:Computers had their origin in military cryptography—in a sense, every computer game represents the commandeering of a military code-breaking apparatus for purposes of human expression. ~ Austin Grossman,
1151:My husband's family is military. Preparation is just, from that family perspective, it's just a part of what makes sense to do. You buy insurance for your house; you have a go bag. ~ Sarah Wayne Callies,
1152:The first duty of the sovereign [is] that of protecting the society from the violence and invasion of other independent societies, [which] can be performed only by means of a military force ~ Adam Smith,
1153:The reality is, the United States has global interests. Our defense budget is about the same as the defense budgets or military budgets of every other country in the world put together. ~ Robert M Gates,
1154:We're making progress. Our military is assisting in Iraq. And we're hoping that within the year we'll be able to push ISIS out of Iraq and then, you know, really squeeze them in Syria. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1155:We're starting to see, as the economy improves, that the unemployment rate among veterans and military spouses - we're seeing some improvement in those numbers. And that's a good thing. ~ Michelle Obama,
1156:We won with the military. We won with highly educated, pretty well educated and poorly educated. But we won with everything, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people just won. ~ Donald Trump,
1157:[Donald] Trump is speaking in Philadelphia on military matters. He's doing quite well. I want to join a little bit of this in progress just to give you a flavor for how Trump is sounding. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1158:For interests that are vital to the U.S. - that is, essential for our survival and wellbeing - the U.S. should be prepared to use military force - including unilaterally, if necessary. ~ Graham T Allison,
1159:Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships. ~ Michelle Bachelet,
1160:If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military. ~ Bruce Sterling,
1161:If we read history with an open mind, we cannot fail to conclude that, among all the military virtues, the energetic conduct of war has always contributed most to glory and success. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
1162:In Europe, Socialism is just another political party. It just means that government takes over certain things like hospitals, prisons, military and schools that should not be run for profit. ~ Bill Maher,
1163:I spent two years in the military service, then I trudged around in repertory for quite a while. I somehow wound up at the National Theatre, though, and then I was definitely on my way. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
1164:It is, in fact, impossible clearly to distinguish economic war from information war, since each involves the same hegemonic ambition of making commercial and military exchanges interactive ~ Paul Virilio,
1165:Military weapons are the means used by the Sage to punish violence and cruelty, to give peace to troublous times, to remove difficulties and dangers, and to succor those who are in peril. Every ~ Sun Tzu,
1166:The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face. ~ Steve Biko,
1167:Alyssa couldn’t tear her gaze from him as the firelight played over the hard edges of him. Once he’d been the poster boy for clean-cut military, now he’d gone all tatted up sexy danger. ~ Jennifer Apodaca,
1168:Dr Caldwell stares at her dispassionately. “Now go and get a security detail,” she says to Dr Selkirk. “I want this woman under military arrest. The charge will be attempted sabotage.” Melanie ~ M R Carey,
1169:Heroism, or military glory, is much admired by the generality of mankind. They consider it as the most sublime kind of merit. Menof cool reflection are not so sanguine in their praises of it. ~ David Hume,
1170:In Armenia, the power de facto belongs to those who opted to take violent action in Karabakh. We are dealing with a military dictatorship that utilizes some kind of democratic procedures. ~ Garry Kasparov,
1171:No power but Congress can declare war, but what is the value of this constitutional provision, if the President of his own authority may make such military movements as must bring on war? ~ Daniel Webster,
1172:On August 21, Robert Kennedy asked McCone if the CIA could stage a phony attack on the American military base at Guantánamo Bay as a pretext for an American invasion of Cuba. McCone demurred. ~ Tim Weiner,
1173:The Book of Revelation has all the authority, in these theological uplands, of military orders in time of war. The people turn to it for light upon all their problems, spiritual and secular. ~ H L Mencken,
1174:The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look but the great gift still has to come from Africa - giving the world a more human face. ~ Steven Biko,
1175:The Jeremiah guy invited me to come work for the government. He said he was with the military and they were looking for guys like me. I was all, ‘Farm boys? Y’all looking for redneck farm boys? ~ J R Ward,
1176:War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
1177:We tend to value military heroes and Schwarzenegger types who are physically courageous. The heroics of doing the right thing every day even when it is dull and inconvenient are undervalued. ~ Mary Pipher,
1178:Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power. ~ Jon Meacham,
1179:A military life attracts young people for many reasons—duty, comradeship, purpose, the opportunity to test life to the limits, to learn a trade, escape from home, adventure—even patriotism. ~ Karen Traviss,
1180:Because of my own family's service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York National Guard), I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars. ~ Camille Paglia,
1181:Europe is slow to react, it is lagging behind in competitiveness, there are problems with demography, population, serious problems with security, internal security and military capabilities. ~ Viktor Orban,
1182:He was saddled with the equally serious military – indeed, also civilian – handicap of chronic inability to be obsequious to superiors in rank, particularly when he found them uncongenial. ~ Anthony Powell,
1183:How we got to a place where men in skinny jeans rank higher in achievement and status than men in military-issued camouflage is a mental journey beyond the limits of my simple, sodden brain. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
1184:I’m sure they’ve got something that screws them over, that’s pretty much non-negotiable for military service in my book. If nature doesn’t provide it, the brass steps in to take up the slack. ~ Evan Currie,
1185:It is an axiom of political life that you never raise expectations, whether in a political or military campaign, because your defeats are then magnified and your victories discounted. ~ Charles Krauthammer,
1186:My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma ~ Desmond Tutu,
1187:The last thing I need is for my dad to stroll in and see me abusing myself to lighting-fast pornographic images.Military school will become a reality faster than those people are doing it. ~ Brent Crawford,
1188:The Latino military fare badly when they stumble into war with the gringos. But in the torture, murder, and massacre of their own people, they have always performed with brilliance and elan. ~ Edward Abbey,
1189:The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. ~ Barack Obama,
1190:They [China] have indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat. ~ Herman Cain,
1191:To be an ally is a formal military alliance. And we have a formal military alliance in NATO. But we are partners with other countries all across the world. And they're - they will be a partner. ~ Joe Biden,
1192:Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians. ~ Linda Chavez,
1193:You hardly find any military base in distant areas from the [Syria] cities unless it's an airport or something like this, but most of the military bases or centers within inhabited areas. ~ Bashar al Assad,
1194:America has the strongest, best-trained, best-led military force in the world, and we have failed them. Our military today is struggling in virtually every category that measures preparedness. ~ John McCain,
1195:Examples teach us that in military affairs, and all others of a like nature, study is apt to enervate and relax the courage of man, rather than to give strength and energy to the mind. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1196:The marriage of military metaphysics with eschatological ambition is a misbegotten one, contrary to the long-term interests of either the American people or the world beyond our borders. ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
1197:There is no glory of using artificial intelligence for developing mass destruction weapons for military use. Our glory lies in using AI and advanced technologies for removing pain of the society. ~ Amit Ray,
1198:There's plenty of room for finger-pointing for the debacle in Iraq. If it's a problem that the Iraqi military is broken at its core, then there's no point in sending more Humvees and Apaches. ~ Bruce Riedel,
1199:The White House has now released military documents that they say prove George Bush met his requirements for the National Guard. Big deal, we've got documents that prove Al Gore won the election. ~ Jay Leno,
1200:We must also ensure that we have the best medical care, education, and support for our military service members and their families, both when they serve and when they return to civilian life. ~ Donald Trump,
1201:Beneath the standard military-issue stiffness there lies a vast and heedless confidence born of wealth and leisure, a sense that the world is malleable, that it will bend to his desires. Sumner ~ Ian McGuire,
1202:Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is typical of humanity. Precession - not conscious planning - provides a productive outcome for misguided political and military campaigns. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
1203:I do not support individual countries taking military action against another country because of its human rights record, or subsequently justifying taking such action on human rights grounds. ~ Mary Robinson,
1204:I never imagined working with CEOs, congressmen or the military, yet I make regular visits to the Pentagon, stop by the Capitol now and then and sit down with leaders of all kinds of companies. ~ Simon Sinek,
1205:In Pakistan anti-American protesters set a Kentucky Fried chicken restaurant on fire. The protesters mistakenly thought they were attacking high-ranking U.S. military official Colonel Sanders. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
1206:Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission. ~ Doc Hastings,
1207:My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1208:Say whatever you want. But the United States has a kickass military and really good bullshit marketing people. If this country was a person it would be a used car salesman with a flamethrower. ~ Richard Jeni,
1209:There are only two industries in this world that ever make any kind of progress: porn, and the military. And when they hop in bed together with crazy fundamentalists, we get things like you. ~ Madeline Ashby,
1210:There was an embarrassing moment in the White House earlier today. They were looking around while searching for George Bush's military records. They actually found some old Al Gore ballots. ~ David Letterman,
1211:Voting against the resolution authorizing the use of military force in Iraq was one of my proudest moments as a senator. It is long past time to close this tragic chapter in American history. ~ Barbara Boxer,
1212:A story about tens of thousands of people struck down by their own military as they stood up for something noble does not have the same emotional impact on us as the story of one person does. We ~ Simon Sinek,
1213:A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. ~ John F Kennedy,
1214:huggers and the politicians in Washington. Still others posted links to gun dealer sites and local gun ranges providing training on tactical fire and maneuver techniques used by the military. ~ Heather Graham,
1215:If you are going to use military force, then you ought to use overwhelming military force. Use too much and deliberately use too much; you'll save lives, not only your own, but the enemy's too. ~ Curtis LeMay,
1216:I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life. It's like two completely separate planets. ~ Lee Child,
1217:I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. ~ John F Kennedy,
1218:I still believe in the possibility of the United States, with all its will and all its strength, and I don't just mean military, persevering against any challenge. I still believe in that. ~ Richard Holbrooke,
1219:It is well documented that thousands of unreconstructed Nazis were brought to the United States and rolled into the military-industrial complex to aid in the Cold War against the old Soviet Union. ~ Jim Marrs,
1220:Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens. ~ Chalmers Johnson,
1221:The other man in the group, Danny, had short blond hair and looked like a surfer, but didn’t talk or act like one. One look at him and Blaine knew that, just like with Will, he was ex-military. ~ Sam Sisavath,
1222:To the person that deals in visualizations, I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people - they all going symmetrically, up or down, in a military sort of precision. ~ Leo Ornstein,
1223:Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man's command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization. ~ Cordell Hull,
1224:Yes. The all-volunteer force is comprised of a very small percentage of the population. Therefore, fewer citizens have a personal interest in military matters and are not personally impacted. ~ Sanford Bishop,
1225:You could be a Green Beret and a kid could jump out from behind a building and hit you with a rock. No matter how tough you become in the military, there's a way to die: there's nothing safe about it. ~ Ice T,
1226:Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates. Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible. ~ Che Guevara,
1227:At the end of the first half-century of engine-driven flight, we are confronted with the stark fact that the historical significance of aircraft has been primarily military and destructive. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
1228:But at that point, the media was the military's worst enemy. They were the enemy, no more and no less. They never reported anything straight and always took the side of whoever was shooting at us. ~ John Ringo,
1229:In Burma, our main goal in amending the constitution is not to phase out the military from politics. Our main point is to put the constitution in line with international standards and norms. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
1230:In recent years, army families have played a significant part in social media mobilization and lending support to pro-military politicians (such as former cricket star Imran Khan) and clerics. ~ Husain Haqqani,
1231:It is not enough to take this weapon out of the hands of soldiers. It must be put into the hands of those who will know how to strip its military casing and adapt it to the arts of peace. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
1232:... large and permanent military establishments ... are forbidden by the principles of free government, and against the necessity of which the militia were meant to be a constitutional bulwark. ~ James Madison,
1233:to be a superpower. Economically they already are. These days it’s not necessarily how large your military is, but how big your bank account is, and the Chinese wallet is fatter than anyone’s. ~ David Baldacci,
1234:Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is. ~ Danny Glover,
1235:With amazement and disappointment, we discovered in late October and early November that the beaten Russians seemed quite unaware that as a military force they had almost ceased to exist. ~ Gunther Blumentritt,
1236:According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave. ~ John Conyers,
1237:At a very young age, I was in Germany watching TV and I told my mom I wanted to be an actor. She said, 'Go for it.' When my dad retired from the military, we moved to Los Angeles, and it all kicked off. ~ Khleo,
1238:In the summer of 1776, the average British soldier was 28 years old with seven years experience in the Army. The average American soldier was 20 and had known military life for only six months. ~ Joseph J Ellis,
1239:I think anybody currently running for the presidency on the Republican side by default would be a huge improvement over Obama in every area, including foreign policy and the use of the military. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1240:It is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military. The reason is simple: the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security. ~ Bryan Fischer,
1241:It was possibly the most circumspect advance in the history of military maneuvers, right down at the bottom end of the scale that things like the Charge of the Light Brigade are at the top of. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1242:My dad and grandpa were in the army and as a country singer you're constantly playing at military bases all across the country and meeting soldiers and their families and hearing their stories. ~ Dierks Bentley,
1243:Nothing leads more surely to disaster than that a military plan should be pursued with crippled steps and in a lukewarm spirit in the face of continual nagging within the executive circle. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1244:Our country doesn't win anymore. We don't win on trade. We don't win on the military. We can't defeat ISIS. We're not taking care of our great people, the veterans. We're not taking care of them. ~ Donald Trump,
1245:There's a real danger when people get distracted by peripheral issues. They get distracted by democracy building. They get distracted about military conflicts. We need to focus on defeating jihadism. ~ Ted Cruz,
1246:We see a more assertive Russia, which has implemented a very significant military buildup over several years, and a Russia which has used military force against neighbors, especially Ukraine. ~ Jens Stoltenberg,
1247:As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1248:as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1249:Few things are more damaging to our democracy than a military officer who doesn't have the moral courage to stand up for what's right or the moral fiber to step aside when circumstances dictate. ~ Michael Mullen,
1250:Given this president [Donald Trump] and his lack of military experience, I think it actually might be a good thing to have someone who understands the military very deeply to be counseling him. ~ Peter R Mansoor,
1251:He had discovered early in his military career that if one has an effective and experienced officer above, coupled with effective and experienced soldiers below, one need do, and know, nothing. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1252:If you look at the current Mosul campaign against ISIL, for example the few thousand troops that we have there to support that effort allows the Iraqi military to move forward in an effective way. ~ Barack Obama,
1253:In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don't get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends. ~ Adam Driver,
1254:It was possibly the most circumspect advance in the history of military manoeuvres, right down at the bottom end of the scale that things like the Charge of the Light Brigade are at the top of. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1255:I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers. ~ Bob Feller,
1256:...Local prohibitions cannot block advances in military and commercial technology... Democratic movements for local restraint can only restrain the world's democracies, not the world as a whole. ~ K Eric Drexler,
1257:Military strikes on Afghanistan will not prevent something this terrible from happening again, for the simple reason that bombs will not deter people who are unafraid of death and desire martyrdom. ~ Jemima Khan,
1258:The German proverb says: “Wenn das Militar sich bewegt, bleibt die Wahrheit auf der Strecke.” When the Military sets itself in motion, the truth is too slow to keep up, so it stays behind. ~ Mohamedou Ould Slahi,
1259:There's a sense of desperation in Afghanistan because of the lack of funding and the fact that the U.S. only has a one-track military strategy. It doesn't have an economic and political game plan. ~ Ahmed Rashid,
1260:The standing to be cannonaded,’ he wrote in the memoirs of his military service: and having nothing else to do, is about the most unpleasant thing that can happen to soldiers in an engagement. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1261:The terms of the 2008 constitution [which ensures the military will continue to be the ultimate authority] could not benefit Burma in the long run. I think this constitution should be revised. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
1262:to be a government of "liberty regulated by law," with such results in the development of strength, in population, wealth, and military and commercial power, as no age had ever witnessed. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
1263:U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration's militancy and aggressiveness. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1264:... as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1265:Business, especially big business, is now organized like an army. It is, as some would say, a sort of mild militarism without bloodshed; as I say, a militarism without the military virtues. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1266:History is a cookbook. The tyrants are chefs. The philosophers write menus. The priests are waiters. The military men are bouncers. The singing you hear is the poets washing dishes in the kitchen. ~ Charles Simic,
1267:many words. "Sun Tzu's 13 Chapters and Wu Ch`i's Art of War are the two books that people commonly refer to on the subject of military matters. Both of them are widely distributed, so I will not discuss ~ Sun Tzu,
1268:Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance. ~ Benazir Bhutto,
1269:Poetry, like remonstration, could be a form of protest; and since poets were products of the Confucian education system, extravagant military adventures often came in for criticism in their verses. No ~ John Keay,
1270:Prime numbers are useful for writing codes and in America they are classed as Military Material and if you find one over 100 digits long you have to tell the CIA and they buy it off you for $10,000. ~ Mark Haddon,
1271:The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians, but it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets. ~ Feisal Abdul Rauf,
1272:The military value of a partisan's work is not measured by the amount of property destroyed, or the number of men killed or captured, but by the number [of the enemy which] he keeps watching [him]. ~ John S Mosby,
1273:They were saying you would be a tremendous addition to the military, and we can get you into West Point with a full scholarship. And I simply said, I want to be a doctor. I really appreciate it. ~ Benjamin Carson,
1274:America has an important role to play as the world leader in creating a global order, free trade, free waterways, free commerce, free movement of people. That happens because of U.S. military might. ~ David Brooks,
1275:At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message. ~ Eric Holder,
1276:Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure fair pay for women in the workplace. In addition, he succeeded in getting a measure passed to end discrimination against gays in the military. ~ Kitty Kelley,
1277:Someone will always want to mobilize Death on a massive scale for economic Domination or revenge. And the task, taken As a task, appeals to the imagination. The military is an engineering profession. ~ Robert Hass,
1278:The Malazan engineers are a unique breed. Cantankerous, foul-mouthed, derisive of authority, secretive and thick-headed. They are the heartstone of the Malazan Army… THE IMPERIAL MILITARY SENJALLE ~ Steven Erikson,
1279:the Stoics had always approved of participation in public life, and this stand struck a chord with the Roman aristocracy, whose code of values placed a premium on political and military activity. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1280: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 Eldridge Odom,
1281:Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates... Instead, they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service, should learn to think and act as a mass. ~ Ernesto Che Guevara,
1282:Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. ~ James Patterson,
1283:and we need all these military monkeyshines and maybe a fool war (to conquer some sticky-hot country we don’t want on a bet!) to put some starch and git into these marionettes we call our children? ~ Sinclair Lewis,
1284:Being in the military just lets you know how helpless you are. You could train forever but you're still at the mercy of someone in the Pentagon, or somebody in the rear moving you around like a chess piece. ~ Ice T,
1285:In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world. ~ Joe Lieberman,
1286:I personally am not a total pacifist. I do believe there is such a thing as a just war. I believe, for instance, the effort to destroy the Nazi regime militarily was justified military action. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1287:Kennedy was haunted by the Bay of Pigs invasion but carried the country through the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later increased the number of U.S. military advisers to South Vietnam to more than 16,000. ~ Kitty Kelley,
1288:Of course, individuals are responsible for individual actions - the pilots who flew over Pearl Harbor and dropped bombs on those ships did a terrible thing as part of an attack on a military base. ~ Nicholson Baker,
1289:Our country represents nothing but peaceful intentions toward all the earth, but it ought not to fail to maintain such a military force as comports with the dignity and security of a great people. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1290:Some may wonder how Navy SEAL combat leadership principles translate outside the military realm to leading any team in any capacity. But combat is reflective of life, only amplified and intensified. ~ Jocko Willink,
1291:The Cox Committee found that the Chinese military acquired many of the technologies over the past seven years, although many of them had been targeted for acquisition for more than a quarter century. ~ Charles Bass,
1292:The real threat to U.S. military power is nuclear proliferation, because if every little country has nuclear weapons it becomes very tricky for the United States to engage in military action. ~ Immanuel Wallerstein,
1293:This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future. ~ Mark Kennedy,
1294:Truth and reason are eternal. They have prevailed. And they will eternally prevail; however, in times and places they may be overborne for a while by violence, military, civil, or ecclesiastical. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1295:What awaited them there could only be guessed at, but for Ariane it was probably going to be a substantial reward, a medal, and a promotion to some high rank in Red’s military intelligence branch. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1296:While our nation faces many challenges that must be met regarding homeland security and our military readiness, it is imperative that we live within our means and wisely spend taxpayer dollars. ~ Michael Dean Crapo,
1297:You cannot use [nuclear weapons] to target civilians; you cannot use them against military targets if they have indiscriminate effects on civilians in addition to the attack on the military target. ~ John Burroughs,
1298:After the Dutch left Indonesia, after the Indonesians got loose in 1945, the freemen were not as widely used, but then they went through a real Renaissance where military dictatorship took over. ~ Joshua Oppenheimer,
1299:If you've got somebody in harm's way, you want the president being -- making advice, not -- be given advice by the military, and not making decisions based upon the latest Gallup poll or focus group. ~ George W Bush,
1300:I'm so thankful a significant majority of Americans are saying no to military intervention. We've got to find a solution that will in the end be one that makes Syria a better country, a better people. ~ Desmond Tutu,
1301:I think that - that the disruptive nature, the tough talk on North Korea, the military deployments, sending the missile defense system to South Korea, I think these are all good things to have done. ~ Robert M Gates,
1302:It's been over a year since they've graduated, but neither of the Bush twins have found any work. Why don't they sign up (for military service in Iraq)? Do they hate America, or just freedom in general? ~ Bill Maher,
1303:Perhaps he saw it as a demonstration of the power of the state—all that military might being displayed in honour of the monarch of the United Kingdoms of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. David ~ Joanna Chambers,
1304:The ports were individually numbered with glowing digits, and annotated, in the mixture of Latin and Cyrillic used throughout the ring, as to their purposes: TRANZIT IMMIGRAШON MILITARY CURVEY CPEЦ ~ Neal Stephenson,
1305:The railroad network of the German Empire made the Kaiser’s realm the most advanced military power in the world, and Britain’s precarious naval supremacy began to seem less relevant than it had been. ~ David Fromkin,
1306:The relationship between a military working dog and a military dog handler is about as close as a man and a dog can become. You see this loyalty, the devotion, unlike any other and the protectiveness. ~ Robert Crais,
1307:What about this? A colony of nothing but Battle School grads. If they bred true, they'd be the smartest military minds in the galaxy.
Then they'd come home and take over Earth.
OK, not that. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1308:I believe we should work and want to have the most powerful military, but hope we never have to use it. I strongly believe the military should know they are 100 percent supported by the commander in chief. ~ Phil Roe,
1309:I mean, if Pearl Harbor came along, you could have said the planning was wrong by the military ahead of time or maybe the battleships shouldn't have all been in the harbor and all that kind of thing. ~ Warren Buffett,
1310:In a moment of crisis, of which there are all too many, Russian military planners may conclude that lacking a deterrent, the only hope of survival is a first strike - which means the end for all of us. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1311:I think the vast majority of Americans would have supported military action to stop the second plane from hitting the World Trade Center, if that had been possible. I would have been among them. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1312:Mark agreed. “With both law enforcement and the military protecting a corrupt system that the media is afraid to expose, it’s easy to understand why the government is determined to take away our guns. ~ Cathy O Brien,
1313:My dad was in the military. It was difficult sometimes, because he would have to be away a lot, and we would have to move around a lot. Trying to adapt to new schools and new places can be really tough. ~ Nolan Gould,
1314:Neither the military might nor the economic and technological development makes a nation great. It is made great by it's citizens with Self Respect and Integrity ingrained in their lives. ~ Pandurang Shastri Athavale,
1315:The one possibility that Sanders tended to discount entirely was a landing at Gallipoli’s southern tip, simply because the most basic rules of military logic—even mere common sense—argued against it. ~ Scott Anderson,
1316:The U.S. can no longer be the sheriff for the whole world. We can't be everywhere, and we can't always use military boots on the ground. We have to plan with people who have boots on the ground. ~ Dutch Ruppersberger,
1317:We’re trapped in a vicious circle: asking the military to take on more and more nontraditional tasks requires exhausting our all-volunteer military force and necessitates higher military budgets. Higher ~ Rosa Brooks,
1318:And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. ~ Katherine Dunn,
1319:Everything changes when you become president. Everything. The things that you've said during the campaign on military strategy and policy, it automatically changes when you become a commander-in-chief. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1320:I never talk about military moves. I always criticized President [Barack] Obama with having an announcement that they're going into Mosul. They give the name, the date the time. I don't believe in that. ~ Donald Trump,
1321:My prince, I wish to enlist. I swear to serve, and rout your enemy, and wash my blade with his blood.”

“How savagely Valorian of you. Is this the traditional military oath? I like it. I accept. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1322:North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the highest rank in the country's military. The decision was praised by everyone from Parliamentary leader Kim Jong Un to opposition leader Kim Jong Un. ~ Conan O Brien,
1323:Our military deserves leadership that matches their service and patriotism. Getting our troops the pay raise they deserve is the very least we can do to show how much we value everything they do for us. ~ John F Kerry,
1324:The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season. ~ Martin Van Buren,
1325:The question becomes, because we're remotely far away from the territory we're about to bomb, does it make it easier to do it? That it is an important question, and the military is asking those questions. ~ Gavin Hood,
1326:We cannot choose freedom established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom, on a caste system of equality like military rank. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~ William Faulkner,
1327:We had training camp for a week, and we used the actual military drills of that period. We didn't have to work out much after hours, because going up and down hills all day was a good workout in itself. ~ Tom Berenger,
1328:We live in a state-centric world faced with global-scale problems that cannot be met by the actions of single states, no matter how powerful, if assessed from the perspective of military capabilities. ~ Richard A Falk,
1329:With a military American base in our territory, where there could be any sort of weapons, where we have to endure every kind of provocations, we have to support and endure the flights over our territory. ~ Che Guevara,
1330:As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there. ~ Howard Dean,
1331:A true military officer is in one particular like a true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows of monastic obedience than the former his vows of allegiance to martial duty. ~ Herman Melville,
1332:I have no illusions. Of course, Russia is massively upgrading its military. We know that Russia is pursuing a policy of expansion. This is of course a cause for concern among Eastern European countries. ~ Martin Schulz,
1333:I've never seen a great military, political, or corporate leader who was not a great storyteller. Telling stories is a core competency in business, although it's one that we don't pay enough attention to. ~ Bran Ferren,
1334:Now this brings me to my main topic - our military strength - more specifically, how to stay strong against threat from outside, without undermining the economic health that supports our security. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
1335:Our health as a society, our robustness as a community, as a nation, as a people, is not only dependent upon fiscal stability, military might, political strength - it's also dependent on a healthy planet. ~ Jeff Corwin,
1336:Our neighbor Canada has 2,200 troops serving in Afghanistan. Canada has also assumed responsibility for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, which was originally established by our own military. ~ Tom Lantos,
1337:Pac-Man? Or is it Donkey Kong?” In truth, it looked a little more violent and military. A slow grin spread over his face. “Baseball. Think maybe you could stand behind me and give me a few pointers? ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1338:Rome was not simply the thuggish younger sibling of classical Greece, committed to engineering, military efficiency and absolutism, whereas the Greeks preferred intellectual inquiry, theatre and democracy. ~ Mary Beard,
1339:Suppose that, say, China established military bases in Colombia to carry out chemical warfare in Kentucky and North Carolina to destroy this lethal crop [tobacco] that is killing huge numbers of Chinese. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1340:We've got to make America strong again. And right now, we are not strong. Believe me. We have a depleted military. We have the greatest people in the world in our military. But it is very sadly depleted. ~ Donald Trump,
1341:A senior Israeli intelligence officer explained that the IDF attacked “both aspects of Hamas—its resistance or military wing and its dawa, or social wing,” the latter a euphemism for the civilian society. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1342:Developing a strategy, leading the world, funding it to make sure that we have a military that's second to none, and doing the job and making sure that we destroy ISIS there. That's how you keep America safe. ~ Jeb Bush,
1343:Even as U.S. policy in recent decades has become progressively militarized, so too has the Vietnam-induced gap separating the U.S. military from American society persisted and perhaps even widened.47 ~ Andrew J Bacevich,
1344:If democracy succeeds in Egypt, other countries will follow. Should the democratic experiment in Egypt be hijacked by the military or anti-democratic Islamist groups, the revolution will fail elsewhere. ~ David Ignatius,
1345:My biggest hobby is airsoft, which is similar to paintball. Essentially, it's military simulation, but the guns shoot plastic BBs. My friends and I go out in the woods or the desert and play all day long! ~ Nathan Kress,
1346:Novak, climb up that wall and see if you can get an angle on the big one.” The military rifle in her hands wasn’t particular impressive. “I don’t know if it’ll notice.” “Try to shoot it in the soft bits. ~ Larry Correia,
1347:Ronald Reagans vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves. ~ David Vitter,
1348:South America has virtually broken away in the last decade. That's an event of historic significance. South America just doesn't follow US orders. In fact there isn't a single US military base left there. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1349:Such, then, was my position: to care for almost nothing but the gods and heroes, the garden of the Hesperides, Launcelot and the Grail, and to believe in nothing but atoms and evolution and military service. ~ C S Lewis,
1350:The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair. ~ Mercy Otis Warren,
1351:The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs. ~ Richard M Nixon,
1352:The military is such a hierarchical institution. It's an institution where, if you are assaulted by a person senior to you, you're probably the person that's expendable and that's going to get in trouble. ~ Joy Ann Reid,
1353:The only way to meet pressing social needs and be fiscally responsible is to cut the runaway Pentagon budget, which now almost equals the military spending of all other countries in the world combined. ~ Dennis Kucinich,
1354:There was an old military saying that Fred Colon used to describe total bewilderment and confusion. An individual in that state, according to Fred, ‘couldn’t tell if it was arsehole or breakfast time’. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1355:Turning the military-industrial complex is a little bit like turning a battleship, in an age in which smaller, faster ships with smaller crews launching unmanned aircraft is probably a better way to go. ~ David Rothkopf,
1356:When we think of war, the tendency is to picture young soldiers only in their military roles. To a large extent this dehumanizes the soldiers and makes it easier for society to commit them to combat. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
1357:A nation's greatness is measured not just by its gross national product or military power, but by the strength of its devotion to the principles and values that bind its people and define their character. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1358:A new space race has begun, and most Americans are not even aware of it. This race is not [about] political prestige or military power. This new race involves the whole human species in a contest against time. ~ Ben Bova,
1359:But it must not be forgotten that ‘politics’ has been conceived as a continuation, if not exactly and directly of war, at least of the military model as a fundamental means of preventing civil disorder. ~ Michel Foucault,
1360:For weeks after 9/11 you could smell the dust and pulverised concrete in New York, and the National Guard came in, so there was a military presence on the streets. It was intense. Overwhelming. Heartbreaking. ~ Mark Boal,
1361:Gen. Tommy Franks Says That If The United States Is Hit With A Weapon Of Mass Destruction That Inflicts Large Casualties, The Constitution Will Likely Be Discarded In Favor Of A Military Form Of Government ~ Tommy Franks,
1362:In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while. ~ George Grosz,
1363:In the name of "force protection," the military often rolls up windows, builds walls, and points rifles at the outside world. The best force protection, however, is to be surrounded by friends and allies. ~ Eric Greitens,
1364:I really like being thrown into the works. Many actors, I have found, have this as a common trait. We had to, as children, adapt to various situations with either a military family or things like that. ~ Adelaide Clemens,
1365:It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family. ~ Alan Keyes,
1366:New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that he is open to letting transgender people serve in the military. He said there's no reason to prevent people from being generals just because of their privates. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
1367:Under international law, the responsibility for protecting civilians in conflict falls on the belligerents. Under military occupation, responsibility for the welfare of the population falls on the occupiers. ~ Kofi Annan,
1368:We stand for the dismantling of foreign military bases. We stand for a reduction of armed forces and armaments in areas where military confrontation is especially dangerous, above all in central Europe. ~ Leonid Brezhnev,
1369:Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service. ~ Chen Shui bian,
1370:Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers. ~ Karl Liebknecht,
1371:In some ways, I had a traditional 'old South' upbringing, meaning that I spent some time in a military school, and acquired an inoculum of the military ethic that is still with me today: honor, duty, loyalty. ~ E O Wilson,
1372:It was only Frederick’s enormous skill as a military commander and outright luck (the accession of Peter III to the Russian throne) that saved the state and allowed it to remain a major European player. ~ Francis Fukuyama,
1373:Observe what military leaders do. When they develop a master plan to take an objective, they also map out alternative plans. If something unforeseen happens that rules out plan A, they switch to plan B. ~ David J Schwartz,
1374:The image of a country is not just about economic and military strength. The soft face of a country also makes a difference. Sports are one such soft power which can capture the world's attention to India. ~ Narendra Modi,
1375:There are more than 3500 military and commercial aircraft pilot reports of encounters worldwide; many cases have corroborating radar documentation and multiple witnesses both on the ground and in the air. ~ Steven M Greer,
1376:The thing about people who are truly and malignantly crazy: their real genius is for making the people around them think they themselves are crazy. In military science this is called Psy-Ops, for your info. ~ David Foster,
1377:Even if only 2 percent of those assigned to perform military service should announce their refusal to fight, governments would be powerless, they would not dare send such a large number of people to jail. ~ Albert Einstein,
1378:Everyone is so concerned now where all of the candidates are born. McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Hillary was born outside Chicago, and if you believe the media, Barack Obama was born in a manger. ~ Jay Leno,
1379:Machine Gun America, a controversial "gunpark" that allows people as young as 13 to fire automatic weapons and military-grade firearms, will open this weekend in Orlando, Fla., just six miles from Disney World. ~ Anonymous,
1380:One-year enlistment had proven problematic since the troops were scheduled to rotate out of the army just when they had begun to internalize the discipline of military service and became reliable soldiers. ~ Joseph J Ellis,
1381:[-] Pigpen rounds to face the crowd. Like a lot of brothers in the club, he's ex-military. The voice of the six-two, massive former Army Ranger rumbles against the walls. "If you ain't a brother, clear out! ~ Katie McGarry,
1382:Regardless of how you feel about war and peace those serving military are doing a duty for the rest of us and they're protecting a way of life that they sometimes come back to and it's not close to them. ~ Linda Cardellini,
1383:The human interest, and the natural interest, and the spiritual interest of this planet need to begin to take a priority over the corporate interest, the military interest, and the materialistic interests. ~ Michael Franti,
1384:The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." ~ Edward Abbey,
1385:The thing about the Air Force or any branch of the military is that all of us were plucked away from our homes and our comfort zones and our families. So there was a solidarity in the military, a brotherhood. ~ Jon Huertas,
1386:The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. ~ Judd Gregg,
1387:We talk about our military being degraded over time, and yet we've had folks who've been a part of Congress who have participated in sequester; who participated in the degrading of this military over time. ~ Chris Christie,
1388:As a result of the Left's sympathetic views of pacifism and because almost no welfare state can afford a strong military, European countries rely on America to fight the world's evil, and even to defend them ~ Dennis Prager,
1389:(At an intersection on the main road from Nyon to Geneva, for instance, there is a neat villa, window-boxes and all, that reveals itself on closer inspection to be a mighty stressed-concrete pillbox.) Military ~ Ian Fleming,
1390:If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences. ~ Fareed Zakaria,
1391:Once you leave the womb, conservatives don't care about you until you reach military age. Then you're just what they're looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers. ~ George Carlin,
1392:The great military leaders of the past have gone, their empires have crumbled and burned to ashes. But the empire of Jesus, built solidly and majestically on the foundation of love, is still growing. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1393:The United States only knows one form of intervention and that is the military one. Everything depends on drawn weapons. We should, however, develop a wider scope of action. And we should learn to be patient. ~ Ahmed Rashid,
1394:We need to fix the military, help veterans, our inner cities are a disaster, you get shot walking to the store. We cannot take 4 more years of Barack Obama, and that's what you get if you get Hillary Clinton. ~ Donald Trump,
1395:We should never hesitate to use military force, and I will not, as president, in order to keep the American people safe. But we have to use our military wisely. And we did not use our military wisely in Iraq. ~ Barack Obama,
1396:When you're in the military, especially if you serve, you leave in this heightened world of having adrenaline course through you, all the time. You get addicted to that because adrenaline is essentially a drug. ~ Jill Flint,
1397:America's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
1398:And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.” —Douglas MacArthur ~ Bathroom Readers Institute,
1399:As a West Point graduate, Grant had enjoyed an insider’s knowledge of military personnel during the war, but as a Washington outsider, he needed the valuable advice of seasoned professionals about appointments. ~ Ron Chernow,
1400:[Barack] Obama's out there saying it's the number one national security threat [climate change], and he's got his Joint Chiefs of Staff out there planning American battles, military engagements on that basis. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1401:-Failure of vision. Pakistan's founders expected the idea of Pakistan to shape the state of Pakistan; instead, a military bureaucracy governs the state and imposes its own vision of a Pakistani nation. ~ Stephen Philip Cohen,
1402:I’m certain there were others among us who followed their hearts into education, the arts, and nonprofit work or who went off on Peace Corps missions or to serve in the military, but I knew very few of them. ~ Michelle Obama,
1403:In Revelation 16:13-16, Satan sends out demonic spirits to entice the leaders of the world’s nations to gather their armies at Armageddon in northern Israel for the final great military campaign of this age. ~ Mark Hitchcock,
1404:It appears that legal positions that you have supported have been used by the administration, the military, and the CIA to justify torture and Geneva Convention violations by military and civilian personnel. ~ Edward Kennedy,
1405:I think we need to ask serious questions about how we engage militarily, when we engage militarily, and on what basis we engage militarily. What kind of intelligence do we have to justify a military engagement? ~ Albert Wynn,
1406:It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue. ~ Brian Baird,
1407:I was never a member of the peace movement or a pacifist, nor was I ever carried away from a demonstration outside a military barracks. Perhaps that's why I don't feel the need to compensate for anything. ~ Guido Westerwelle,
1408:My Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. ~ Barack Obama,
1409:Nowhere have women been more excluded from decision-making than in the military and foreign affairs. When it comes to the military and questions of nuclear disarmament, the gender gap becomes the gender gulf. ~ Eleanor Smeal,
1410:one of the Library’s mottos was borrowed directly from the great military thinker Clausewitz: no strategy ever survived contact with the enemy. Or, in the vernacular, Things Will Go Wrong. Be Prepared. She ~ Genevieve Cogman,
1411:Peace” is a condition in which no civilian pays any attention to military casualties which do not achieve page-one, lead-story prominence—unless that civilian is a close relative of one of the casualties. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1412:The fact is that there was a long war in which Serbia and its capital Belgrade were bombarded and attacked with missiles. It was a military intervention of the West and NATO against the then rump Yugoslavia. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1413:The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1414:The trouble with you, M. le comte de Sevigny, is that you’re too god-damned autocratic. From now on, you will kindly remember that a good military tactician requires the support of a team. We are your team. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1415:Bush, himself the most intellectually backward American president of my political lifetime, is surrounded by advisers whose bellicosity is exceeded only by their political, military and diplomatic illiteracy. ~ Gerald Kaufman,
1416:It turned out that [Bill] Clinton had authorized Texaco to illegally ship oil to the military junta [in Haiti] during a time when we were supposedly opposing the military junta and supporting democracy instead. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1417:Pac-Man? Or is it Donkey Kong?” In truth, it looked a little more violent and military.

A slow grin spread over his face. “Baseball. Think maybe you could stand behind me and give me a few pointers? ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1418:Republicans traditionally say, 'oh, we'll cut domestic spending, but we won't touch the military.' The liberals - the ones who are good - will say, 'oh, we'll cut the military, but we won't cut domestic spending.' ~ Rand Paul,
1419:Since Aspar was the de facto head of the military, he was quite unfairly blamed for the entire debacle, and his reputation plummeted. Seeing his opportunity, Leo lured Aspar to the palace and had him quietly ~ Lars Brownworth,
1420:someone should teach those who will lead that excellence in the military cannot be based on technology alone, no matter how advanced and how fantastic. Nor can it be based merely on economics or body counts. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
1421:The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important, my belief in my country is important, my relationship to my family is important, the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important. ~ Tommy Franks,
1422:This break is a prelude to war, which should, in light of the low level of USSR military technology and internal political and economic difficulties caused by a war, finish off Bolshevism once and for all.”47 ~ Stephen Kotkin,
1423:Those who were adept and brave fellows I have made military commanders. Those who were quick and nimble I have made herders of horses. Those who were not adept I have given a small whip and sent to be shepherds ~ Genghis Khan,
1424:We need to be doing lots of other things with the resources that we have. So economic power works just as well as military power, perhaps even better. And speaking of that, our Military needs to be upgraded. ~ Benjamin Carson,
1425:I enjoyed being in the military when I was a young man, but even then I innately felt that war is never the solution to any problem. War always brings death and destruction and that can never be a good thing. ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
1426:My grandfather had come over as a member of the czarist army, to make an arms deal with the British government. Being a blinkered military man, he was unaware that the Russian Revolution was about to take place. ~ Helen Mirren,
1427:Niccolo had never seen so many gadgets and flashing lights, all just so they could remotely observe an abandoned military hanger about a quarter mile away. In the good ol’ days, we just hid behind a bush. ~ Mimi Jean Pamfiloff,
1428:People talk to me all the time about sexual harassment. This sort of behavior did not only happen in the past. And it's not in just the working class. It's in every industry. It's in the military. It's in politics. ~ Niki Caro,
1429:Since the events of September 11, weve rightfully changed our military strategy so were now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm, rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen. ~ Jim Gerlach,
1430:Soldiers and marines crowded the tables, rifles under their stools, hair cropped close by sadistic military barbers intent on revealing the contours of their skulls for some nefarious phrenological purpose. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
1431:Soviet regime in a way deprived me from my childhood in my homeland, because my father was in military, and after the Yalta agreement he was sent to teach in military academy in Riga, and I was born then. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
1432:The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1433:there are no morals. We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian. As far as we are concerned, they are all targets. If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our ~ Erec Stebbins,
1434:They have given their sons to the military services. They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks. Riveted the ships and rolled the shells. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
1435:To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations - the police, the military, what have you - you put on a bit of the crass, blowhard thing, because you just can't survive being the nice guy in those environments. ~ Dean Norris,
1436:As a lifelong pacifist, Quaker, and a gay man, I despair that gays and lesbians are expending energy trying to get into the military when they should be using that same energy getting rid of the military completely. ~ Ned Rorem,
1437:But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf. ~ Paul Cellucci,
1438:Got the suit, with the American flag in the lapel. Don’t join the military; don’t help out the little guy; don’t take in your tired, your poor, your huddled masses—but if you wear a little flag, you’re a patriot. ~ Harlan Coben,
1439:I don’t want you thinking about the military. It hurts me to say this. I believe in the military as an institution. But I don’t want you fighting their war. You’re too valuable. Let their own sons fight for them. ~ Kent Russell,
1440:I support such a review, ... But the reality is that we don't need the results of a strategic study to know that there are some pressing problems in our military that demand our attention and our assistance now. ~ Joe Lieberman,
1441:It is difficult to fathom that any Indian military journal would present an appraisal of the Kurukshetra War, which features the Hindu god Vishnu and is described in the Hindu Vedic epic poem the Mahabharata. ~ C Christine Fair,
1442:Jason Bourne was the name of someone in American military intelligence—a traitor who was shot dead for his crime. When the present Bourne was recruited into Treadstone he was given the name of the dead man. ~ Eric Van Lustbader,
1443:Lots of people don’t talk about their military service.” “I bet heroes do.” “No. A pretty accurate rule of thumb is the people who did the most talk about it the least. The blowhards are the ones who did squat. ~ David Baldacci,
1444:My total focus was on building up our military, building up our strength, building up our borders, making sure that China, Japan, Mexico, both at the border and in trade, no longer takes advantage of our country. ~ Donald Trump,
1445:The exigencies of maintaining the West Pakistani political, bureaucratic and military elite in power were the major reason why, after Jinnah’s death, the secular Muslim nationalist path was hurriedly abandoned. ~ Husain Haqqani,
1446:The ideal of the military hero is clearly echoed in other contexts, and it includes those who routinely risk their health and lives in the line of duty, such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
1447:The Nazi danger to our Western world has long ceased to be a mere possibility. The danger is here now--not only from a military enemy but from an enemy of all law, all liberty, all morality, all religion. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
1448:We often hear military experts inculcate the doctrine of giving priority to the decisive theatre. There is a lot in this. But in war this principle, like all others, is governed by facts and circumstances; ~ Winston S Churchill,
1449:Don’t get ideas. That boy’s behind won’t mount a bike, precious. He might blow one up in a military exercise, but he’s not gonna ride alongside you while you mosey into town and pick up salad fixin’s for dinner. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1450:How the fuck does a bitch get free from a military complex full of crackers doing tests on black people and come out here and pick a fight with the first fucking black dude she sees? What sort of sense does that make? ~ A R Wise,
1451:I believe that the American people should defend themselves if any attempt is made to take over the government by coup d'etat, whether by the military or the Marxists or any people who profess to be anarchists. ~ Murray Bookchin,
1452:Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed. ~ John Pilger,
1453:One solitary, pale, weary figure turned towards the new player and, giving him a look which dazzled and expired like a diamond's sparkle, said, 'He who says military does not say civilian, Monsieur le Ministre. ~ Honor de Balzac,
1454:The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like. ~ David Baldacci,
1455:The more furious he became at the perverse machinery of the military, the more his belt buckle gleamed, as if to prove that it wasn’t he who was unfit for the service but the service that was unfit for him. When ~ Ayelet Waldman,
1456:We can all be proud of our men and women in the military who are following their orders, carrying out their missions and sacrificing so much to give the Iraqi people a chance for a more peaceful and prosperous future. ~ Ron Kind,
1457:[With] military threats, you can see them actually, you can imagine it. People don't think about it enough. But if you think about it for a minute, you can see that a nuclear attack could be the end of everything. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1458:Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack. ~ Winston Churchill,
1459:Democrats see our voluntary military supported by taxpayer dollars as their personal Salvation Army. Self-interested behavior, such as deploying troops to serve the nation, is considered boorish in Manhattan salons. ~ Ann Coulter,
1460:Even during the years of the Cold War, the intense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States, we always avoided any direct clash between our civilians and, most certainly, between our military. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1461:If you think the President was right to open the doors of American opportunity to young immigrants brought here as children who want to go to college or serve in the military, you should vote for Barack Obama. ~ William J Clinton,
1462:The consequences of President Johnsons campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself. ~ Eric Alterman,
1463:[The conversation with John McCain] is not about being a pacifist or- suggesting that you can never have a military solution to things. It's just that, it appears that this is not the smart way to fight this threat. ~ Jon Stewart,
1464:To the contrary, I believe the U.S. military has already done all that has been asked of them. Saddam Hussein is on trial. The threat from alleged weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq has been neutralized. ~ Peter DeFazio,
1465:Unfortunately, the technological fixes have frequently only enabled those who run the commercial airlines, the general aviation community, and the military to run greater risks in search of increased performance. ~ Charles Perrow,
1466:Arms is a profession that, if its principles are adhered to for success, requires an officer do what he fears may be wrong, and yet, according to military experience, must be done, if success is to be attained. ~ Stonewall Jackson,
1467:At Lackland Air Force Base, they make an effort to retrain military dogs that suffer from PTSD. It's a lengthy, long process. The treatment is much the same as it would be for people, but it's a difficult road back. ~ Robert Crais,
1468:But as far as being an American and loving this country and getting a chance to travel across it every day and meeting people on the road and folks in the military, I love this country on so many different levels. ~ Dierks Bentley,
1469:But now, with a volunteer military, my decision not to serve was simply another choice I was free to make, like choosing not to go to church. It was the sum of my conscience, my ambitions, and my own best interests. ~ Kent Russell,
1470:Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him. In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms of deference ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1471:groundwork for a virtual police state. One is the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, signed by Bush in 2007, which allows the use of the military against civilians without permission of the governor of a state. The ~ Jim Marrs,
1472:In a world where the threat is asymmetrical, where the weak defy the strong, the power of conviction, the capacity to convince, the ability to sway opinion count as much as the number of military divisions. ~ Dominique de Villepin,
1473:It may sound terrible, but I often say that the military saved me from a conventional life in the United States and I've never really thanked them for it, because I haven't exactly been pro-military in my work. ~ Robert Jay Lifton,
1474:The sole relief I am asking for is to be released from military prison after serving six years of confinement as a person who did not intend to harm the interests of the United States or harm any service members. ~ Chelsea Manning,
1475:We respect and honor very deeply those people who decide to serve their country in the military. But we certainly don't denigrate people who choose a different course, particularly when we have an all-volunteer army. ~ Mitt Romney,
1476:Can there be allowed - are we allowed to have any more in the military, General, the element of surprise? You know, I would think it would be a good thing. It's called an ancient strength and we don't use it anymore. ~ Donald Trump,
1477:During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian. ~ Al Franken,
1478:earnest held their hats on their heads. Or at least, one of them did. The other had a sturdy looking tall helmet. A military man? It was odd that the two visitors were at the side of the house, not the front where they ~ C J Archer,
1479:Iraq began destroying those missiles they don't have over the weekend. See, President Bush may be the smartest military president in history. First, he gets Iraq to destroy all of their own weapons. Then he declares war. ~ Jay Leno,
1480:Most people may not realize the tremendous value that therapy/companion/comfort animals have for the purposes of easing the suffering of those with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), particularly within the military. ~ Ken Wahl,
1481:Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom. ~ Joe Lieberman,
1482:Some of the more sought-after signers are, in no particular order, presidents, military heroes, sports icons, actors, singers, artists, religious and social leaders, scientists, astronauts, authors, and Kardashians. ~ Carrie Fisher,
1483:The most important decisions in organizations are people decisions, and yet only the military, and only recently, has begun to ask, "If we assign this general to lead this base, what do we expect him to accomplish?" ~ Peter Drucker,
1484:The U.S. military is investing in new storage technology because most of the weight that soldiers carry on their backs is batteries. Once that gets developed for the military, it will be expanded to civilians. ~ Christiana Figueres,
1485:you have substituted your nation and your army for God, your faith is more American than Christian, the Jesus you claim is not the Jesus of the New Testament and his kingdom will not be ushered in by the U.S. military. ~ Jim Wallis,
1486:After forming a cadet corps of boys for assisting as noncombatants during a military campaign in 1900: We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men. ~ Robert Baden Powell,
1487:A military preparedness strategy with specifics yesterday and today rolls out a school of choice plan with monetary specifics. So [Donald Trump] has pivoted over the last, he had a very rough go after the conventions. ~ Eric Bolling,
1488:break his hold on power, as…we had come to expect,” the first president Bush and his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, wrote in their 1998 joint memoir, A World Transformed. Third, the U.S. military didn’t ~ Thomas E Ricks,
1489:He recalls sympathetically the words of The Observer after Britain’s disastrous military intervention over the Suez Canal in 1956: ‘We had not realized that our government was capable of such folly and such crookedness. ~ Owen Jones,
1490:I can also tell in whose hands I am. Do these hands tremble? There can be no doubt: these are the hands of a military officer. Is it a firm pulse? I say without vacillating: these are the hands of a liberator. ~ Ricardo Flores Magon,
1491:I mean, if you're proud of what you've done when you've served in the military, well then we call that bragging. And if you are unhappy about what happened, we call that complaining. And so what are you going to do? ~ Karl Marlantes,
1492:Of course, in order to do this, here and there they had to kill some of the occupying forces and attack some of the military targets. But above all they had to kill their own people who collaborated with the enemy. ~ David Kilcullen,
1493:The Big Problem: The president did not understand the importance of allies overseas, the value of diplomacy or the relationship between the military, the economy and intelligence partnerships with foreign governments. ~ Bob Woodward,
1494:The last officer named was Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island; a man of limited education and military experience limited to two years of peacetime militia duty, he nevertheless was destined to be the best of the lot.27 ~ John Ferling,
1495:The second corruption of the state is oligarchy (oligos = few), in which the military elite is narrowed down to a few ruling families of immense wealth and prestige, who now openly flaunt their wealth and possessions. ~ Robert Payne,
1496:Across the world, the lack of accountability for the harm to the environment and public health caused by conflict and military activities undermines global efforts to help fragile countries recover from armed conflicts ~ Widad Akreyi,
1497:Do you know that months now go by and the military isn’t paid? Soldiers and sailors, who were once gods, are now treated like trash,” said Mirnov. “When a government starts doing that, they are asking for trouble.” He ~ Steve Martini,
1498:Generals often find a way of dealing with generals on the officer-to-officer level. In the hierarchy of the military and with the almost similar structure and similar language, they find a way of dealing with each other. ~ Kofi Annan,
1499:I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road. ~ Craig Armstrong,
1500:McNamara has broken the unofficial contract between civilian leaders and military officers that the military will obey the civilians without question in return for the civilian leadership not squandering military lives. ~ Mark Berent,

IN CHAPTERS [120/120]



   47 Integral Yoga
   13 Poetry
   12 Philosophy
   7 Fiction
   7 Christianity
   6 Occultism
   4 Yoga
   4 Psychology
   1 Sufism
   1 Science
   1 Mythology
   1 Hinduism


   17 Sri Aurobindo
   15 The Mother
   13 Satprem
   13 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   9 William Wordsworth
   8 H P Lovecraft
   7 Plato
   5 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   5 A B Purani
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   3 James George Frazer
   3 Aleister Crowley
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Jordan Peterson
   2 George Van Vrekhem


   9 Wordsworth - Poems
   8 Lovecraft - Poems
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   5 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 City of God
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   3 The Golden Bough
   3 Magick Without Tears
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Symposium
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 Preparing for the Miraculous
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Labyrinths
   2 Agenda Vol 04


000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  science and technology. The Military took command of all the highest performance
  materials, brains, instruments, and tools of production.
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  comprehension of the fundamental structuring principles and their Military
  developments and profitable commercial uses. But only vast money investments or
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  It is the most highly classified of Military and private enterprise secrets. Industry
  now converts the ever-increasing work capacity per pound of materials invested

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   In 1757 English traders laid the foundation of British rule in India. Gradually the Government was systematized and lawlessness suppressed. The Hindus were much impressed by the Military power and political acumen of the new rulers. In the wake of the merchants came the English educators, and social reformers, and Christian missionaries — all bearing a culture completely alien to the Hindu mind. In different parts of the country educational institutions were set up and Christian churches established. Hindu young men were offered the heady wine of the Western culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and they drank it to the very dregs.
   The first effect of the draught on the educated Hindus was a complete effacement from their minds of the time-honoured beliefs and traditions of Hindu society. They came to believe that there was no transcendental Truth; The world perceived by the senses was all that existed. God and religion were illusions of the untutored mind. True knowledge could be derived only from the analysis of nature. So atheism and agnosticism became the fashion of the day. The youth of India, taught in English schools, took malicious delight in openly breaking the customs and traditions of their society. They would do away with the caste-system and remove the discriminatory laws about food. Social reform, the spread of secular education, widow remarriage, abolition of early marriage — they considered these the panacea for the degenerate condition of Hindu society.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  a leader at the centre. A Military organisation, for example, is a
  hierarchy.

01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In India the spirit of renascence came very late, late almost by three centuries; and even then it could not flood the whole of the continent in all its nooks and corners, psychological and physical. There were any number of pockets (to use a current Military phrase) left behind which guarded the spirit of the past and offered persistent and obdurate resistance. Perhaps, such a dispensation was needed in India and inevitable also; inevitable, because the religious spirit is closest to India's soul and is its most direct expression and cannot be uprooted so easily; needed, because India's and the world's future demands it and depends upon it.
   Only, the religious spirit has to be bathed and purified and enlightened by the spirit of the renascence: that is to say, one must learn and understand and realize that Spirit is the thing the one thing needfulTamevaikam jnatha; 'religions' are its names and forms, appliances and decorations. Let us have by all means the religious spirit, the fundamental experience that is the inmost truth of all religions, that is the matter of our soul; but in our mind and life and body let there be a luminous catholicity, let these organs and instruments be trained to see and compare and appreciate the variety, the numberless facets which the one Spirit naturally presents to the human consciousness. Ekam sat viprh bahudh vadanti. It is an ancient truth that man discovered even in his earliest seekings; but it still awaits an adequate expression and application in life.

0 1959-06-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Before five months are over (in September, October or November), Pakistan will attack India with the help or the complicity or the Military resources of the United States. And at about the same time, China will attack India because of the Dalai Lama, under the pretext that India is supporting the Dalai Lama and that thousands of Tibetan refugees are escaping into India to carry on anti-Chinese activities. Then America will offer its support to India against China and then, said X, We shall see what will be the political policy of the Congress Party, which pretends to be unaligned with any bloc. If India accepts American aid, there will be no more Pakistan but rather American troops to prevent conflicts between Muslims and Hindus, and a single government for both countries. I pointed out to X that this sounded very much like a world war
   Then he made the following comparison: When you throw a pebble into a pond, there is just one center, one point where it falls, and everything radiates out from this center. There are two such centers in the world at present, two places where there are great vibrations: one is India and Pakistan, and that will radiate all over Asia. And the other is.

0 1961-11-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When we returned to France, Richard got himself declared unfit for Military service on health groundsa yogic heart ailment! But life in France was impossible; and my presence there was dangerous because monstrous things were going on, monstrous; as Sri Aurobindo said, my sitting at home all alone was generating revolutionsarmies were revolting.6 I saw that happening and I didnt want the Germans to win, which would have been even worse, so I said, I had better go. Then Richard managed to have himself sent to Japan on business (an admirable feat!), representing certain companies. People didnt want to travel because it was dangerousyou risked being sunk to the bottom of the sea; so they were pleased when we offered and sent us to Japan.
   Once there (this would also make a great novel), Richard continued writing and sending his manuscripts to Sri Aurobindo. Finally, when the Peace Treaty was signed and it was possible to travel, the English said that if we tried to return to India they would throw us in jail! But it all worked out miraculously, almost becoming a diplomatic incident: the Japanese government decided that if we were put in prison they would protest to the British government! (What a story I could write novels!) In short, Richard returned here with me. And thats when the tragi-comedy began.

0 1962-11-17, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I do not know why you want a line of thought to be indicated to you for your guidance in the affair of Korea. There is nothing to hesitate about there, the whole affair is as plain as a pike-staff. It is the first move in the Communist plan of campaign to dominate and take possession first of these northern parts and then of South East Asia as a preliminary to their manoeuvres with regard to the rest of the continentin passing, Tibet as a gate opening to India.9 If they succeed, there is no reason why domination of the whole world should not follow by steps until they are ready to deal with America. That is, provided the war can be staved off with America until Stalin can choose his time. Truman seems to have understood the situation if we can judge from his moves in Korea, but it is to be seen whether he is strong enough and determined enough to carry the matter through. The measures he has taken are likely to be incomplete and unsuccessful, since they do not include any actual Military intervention except on sea and in the air. That seems to be the situation; we have to see how it develops. One thing is certain that if there is too much shillyshallying and if America gives up now her defence of Korea, she may be driven to yield position after position until it is too late: at one point or another she will have to stand and face the necessity of drastic action even if it leads to war. Stalin also seems not to be ready to face at once the risk of a world war and, if so, Truman can turn the tables on him by constantly facing him with the onus of either taking that risk or yielding position after position to America. I think that is all that I can see at present; for the moment the situation is as grave as it can be.10
   Sri Aurobindo

0 1963-06-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I didnt know them (I know them, but I dont know them!), but I understood who the person was just from the way his face reacted to the atmosphere of the place! It was very funny. Two of them, in particular, when they came in, I thought, Oh, it must be so and so, and the other, Oh, this is certainly so and so, merely from the reaction on their faces the contortion of their features on entering the bath! But in all that crowd there was one man, a sturdy fellow, in a Military uniformonly onewhose face (whats the word in French?) became dignified. A sense of dignity suddenly came over his face. He was the chief of the Madras police (!)
   Only one.

0 1963-10-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had a dream last night, its the last thing I remember. It was like a mountain road and there were enormous vehicles, like tanks, very black, very high, climbing up the mountain. And I had a feeling they were Russians or Chinese, like an enormous Military convoy, very, very black, climbing up the mountain.
   It isnt a dream! Perhaps its whats going on up there.5

0 1965-09-11, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Will they [the Indians] have the courage to hold out against the pressure from the Americans, the British, etc.? Thats the most difficult. The most difficult part isnt the Military part, its politically to hold out against the pressures from all those people who say, You must make peace.
   But they arent sincere.

0 1965-09-15a, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Revolutionary unrest against the Military caste. Confiscation of British and American assets.
   Lal Bahadur Shastri.

0 1965-09-18, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   China has given India three days to dismantle its Military posts at the borders of Sikkim.
   The United States declared that if China attacked, it would come to India's help.

0 1965-09-25, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But one doesnt see any solution other than Military. The problem must be solved, mustnt it?
   There could be the solution of Pakistan becoming a part of India again.

0 1967-06-21, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Indias Falsehood will necessarily attract like falsehoods: those of China and of Pakistan. The communist troubles on Bengals borders are preparing the way for Chinas aggression, and the falsehood of Tashkent has left an open wound in Kashmir. Here India shall receive the blessed blow that will liquidate her untrue government and will give way to a Military government that will prepare a more truthful government. Here China shall receive the blow that will free her from her Maoist Asura, while at the same time bringing Russia and America closer together against the common danger. Here Vietnam will lose its two untrue henchmen, in the North and in the South, and will put its own house in order. Here Pakistan will have set its own trap by allying itself with China and will lose its rights over Bengal and the eastern part of India.3 Left only with its western unit, which cannot be economically self-sufficient, Pakistan will be obliged to form a confederation with India and to understand that its destiny is inseparable from that of India. Here a wiser Russia and a wiser America, and a frightened earth, will become aware that they too must form a confederation of the nations of the earth and that the fate of any one nation is inseparable from that of all the others.
   And order will be restored in the house. Man will be able to prepare himself for a vaster adventure.

0 1969-04-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was one man here who could have done something: it was the former chief of the army, K.s cousin4but they sent him to Canada! It had the result that now the whole of Canada is interested in India! Theres quite a widespread and interesting movement there. But they dont want him here. And he was a good Military chief. Its a pity hes gone away. Also, he was in contact with us, and just now
   So thats why: theres constantly the pressure of very serious things.

02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   "Since the end of the Middle Ages, conquerors did harm perhaps to civilization, but they never claimed to bring it into question. They ascribed their excesses and crimes to motives of necessity, but never dreamed for a moment to hold them up as exemplary actions on which subject nations were called upon to fashion their morality, their code, their gospel.. . Since the dawn of modern times the accidents of Military history in Europe have never meant for her the end of her most precious spiritual and moral values and a sudden annulment of all the work done by the past generations in the direction of mutual respect, equity, goodwillor, to put all into a single word, in the direction of humanity."
   Modern thinkers do not speak of the Asura the Demon or the Titanalthough the religiously minded sometimes refer to the Anti-Christ; but the real, the inner significance of the terms, is lost to a mind nurtured in science and empiricism; they are considered as more or less imaginative symbols for certain undesirable qualities of nature and character. Yet some have perceived and expressed the external manifestation and activities of the Asura in a way sufficient to open men's eyes to the realities involved. Thus they have declared that the present war is a conflict between two ideals, to be sure, but also that the two ideals are so different that they do not belong to the same plane or order; they belong to different planes and different orders. On one side the whole endeavour is to bring man down from the level to which he has arisen in the course of evolution to something like his previous level and to keep him imprisoned there. That this is really their aim, the protagonists and partisans themselves have declared frankly and freely and loudly enough, without any hesitation or reservation. Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' has become the Scripture of the New Order; it has come with a more categorical imperative, a more supernal authority than the Veda, the Bible or the Koran.

02.13 - On Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Fundamentally all human society is built upon this pattern which is psychological and which seems to be Nature's own life-plan. There is always this fourfold stratification or classification of members in any collective human grouping: the Intellectual (taken in the broadest sense) or the Intelligentsia, the Military, the Trader and the Labourer. In the earlier civilisationswhen civilisation was being formedespecially in the East, it ,was the first class that took precedence over the rest and was especially honoured; for it is they who give the tone and temper and frame of life in the society. In later epochs, in the mediaeval age for example, the age of conquerors and conquistadors, and of Digvijaya, man as the warrior, the Kshattriya, the Samurai or the Chivalry was given the place of honour. Next came the age of traders and merchants, and the industrial age with the invention of machines. Today the labourer is rising in his turn to take the prime place.
   As we have said, a normally healthy society is a harmonious welding of these four elements. A society becomes diseased when only one member gets inflated and all-powerful at the expense of others or whenever there is an unholy alliance of some against the rest. Priest-craft, the Church militant, Fanaticism (religious or ideological), Inquisition are corruptions that show themselves when the first principle, the principle of Brahminhood, becomes exclusive and brings in arrogance and ignorance. Similarly colonisation and imperialism of the type only too familiar to us are aberrations of the spirit that the second principle embodies the spirit of the Kshattriya. Likewise financial cartels, the industrial magnates, the profiteer, the arriviste are diseased growths in the economic body of a modern society which has forgotten the true Vaishya spirit that seeks to produce wealth in order to share and distribute fairly and equitably. The remedy of these ills society has suffered from is not the introduction of a fourth evil, the tyranny of the Fourth Estate of the proletariate. The Fourth was reduced, it is true, to a state of slavery and serfdom, of untouchability, at its reductio ad absurdum. The cure, we say, is not in blind revolt and an inauguration of the same evil under a new name and form, which means its perpetuation, but in the creation of a new life and soul, that can happen only with the creation of a new head and front Zeus-like that would give birth to the goddess of light and knowledge, inspirer of a true Brahminhood.

02.14 - Panacea of Isms, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Communism cannot save humanity. For if it means the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, well, a healthy normal society will not bear or tolerate it longno Dictatorship, whether of one or of many, is likely to endure or bring in the millennium. In that sense communism is only a fascismo of small people fighting against a fascismo of big people. A society is not normally made up of proletarians only: it does not consist merely of lotus-eaters nor does it consist of hewers of wood and drawers of water (peasants and labourers) alone. Even a proletariate society will slowly and inevitably gravitate towards a stratification of its own. In its very bosom the bureaucracy, the Military, the officialdom of a closed body will form a class of its own. A Lenin cannot prevent the advent of a Stalin. Even if the proletarians form the majority, by far a very large majority, even then the tyranny of the majority is as reprehensible as the tyranny of the minority. Communism pins its faith on struggle the class struggle, it says, is historically true and morally justifiable. But this is a postulate all are not bound to accept. Then again, if communism means also materialism (dialectical or any other), that also cannot meet and satisfy all the needs and urges of man, indeed it leaves out of account all the deeper yearnings that lie imbedded in him and that cannot be obliterated by a mere denial. For surely man does not live by bread alone, however indispensable that article may be to him: not even culture the kind admitted by communism, severely intellectual, rational, scientific, pragmaticcan be the be-all and end-all of human civilisation. Communistic Russia attempted to sweep away all traces of religion and church and piety; the attempt does not seem to have been very successful.
   As a matter of fact, Communism is best taken as a symptom of the disease society suffers from and not as a remedy. The disease is a twofold bondage from which man has always been trying to free himself. It is fundamentally the same "bondage which the great French Revolution sought most vigorously and violently to shake offan economic and an ideological bondage, that is to say, translated in the terms of those days, the tyranny of the court and the nobility and the tyranny of the Church. The same twofold bondage appears, again today combated by Communism, viz., Capitalism and Bourgeoisie. Originally and essentially, however, Communism meant an economic system in which there is no personal property, all property being held in common. It is an ideal that requires a good deal of ingenuity to be worked out in all details, to say the least. Certain religious sects within restricted membership tried the experiment. Indeed some kind of religious mentality is required, a mentality freed from normal mundane reactions, as a preliminary condition in order that such an attempt might be successful. A perfect or ideal communism may be possible only when man's character and nature has undergone a thorough and radical change. Till then it will be a Utopia passing through various avatars.

03.11 - Modernist Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In general, however, and as we come down to more and more recent times we find we have missed the track. As in the material field today, we seek to create and achieve by science and organisation, by a Teutonic regimentation, as in the moral life we try to save our souls by attending to rules and regulations, codes and codicils of conduct, even so a like habit and practice we have brought over into our sthetic world. But we must remember that Napoleon became the invincible Military genius he was, not because he followed the art of war in accordance with laws and canons set down by Military experts; neither did Buddha become the Enlightened because of his scrupulous adherence to the edicts which Asoka engraved centuries later on rocks and pillars, nor was Jesus the Christ because of his being an exemplar of the Sermon on the Mount.
   The truth of the matter is that the spirit bloweth where it listeth. It is the soul's realisation and dynamic perception that expresses itself inevitably in a living and au thentic manner in all that the soul creates. Let the modernist possess a soul, let it find out its own inmost being and he will have all the newness and novelty that he needs and seeks. If the soul-consciousness is burdened with a special and unique vision, it will find its play in the most categorically imperative manner.

1.01 - MAXIMS AND MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  _From the Military school of life._--That which does not kill me, makes
  me stronger.

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  If you inquire, O student! how it is known that the heart of man has been created in accordance with the qualities of angels, seeing that the most of the qualities and attributes of angels are foreign to it, I reply, you know that there is not, in truth, any creature on the face of the earth more noble than man, and that it belongs to the dignity and perfection of every creature, to work out perseveringly that service for which it was created. The ass, for instance, was created to bear burdens. If he carries his load well, without stumbling or falling, or if he does not throw off his load, his qualities are in perfection, and his service is accepted. The horse was designed also for war [21] and Military expeditions, and has strength to carry burdens. If he performs his duty well, in time of war, in running, fleeing and going to meet the enemy, his service is accepted, and he will be treated with attention in his accoutrements, grooming and feeding. But if he performs his service imperfectly, a pack saddle will be put on his back, as on the ass, from day to day he will be employed as a beast of burden, and he will be carelessly and deficiently provided with food, and poorly taken care of.
  Besides, beloved! if man had been created only to eat and drink, it would follow that animals are of greater worth and excellence than man; for they can eat and drink more than man can, and they have useful services devolved upon them of drawing burdens, tilling the ground, and giving meat, butter and milk for food. If also man had been created to fight, kill and domineer, it would follow that beasts of prey are nobler than he, for they are mightier in their ferocity and their power of subjugating other animals. There are, moreover, many animals of manifest utility, as the dog to watch and hunt, and the skins of some of them for clothing. It follows, therefore, that man was not created for these things, but rather to serve God and to grow in the knowledge of him.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  and circumstance, Military-industrial complex, and super-ego: demanding, rigid, unjust, dangerous and
  necessary. He is ambivalent, in precisely the same manner as the Great Mother, his wife. In the guise of

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The saint is one who knows that every moment of our human life is a moment of crisis; for at every moment we are called upon to make an all-important decisionto choose between the way that leads to death and spiritual darkness and the way that leads towards light and life; between interests exclusively temporal and the eternal order; between our personal will, or the will of some projection of our personality, and the will of God. In order to fit himself to deal with the emergencies of his way of life, the saint undertakes appropriate training of mind and body, just as the solther does. But whereas the objectives of Military training are limited and very simple, namely, to make men courageous, cool-headed and co-operatively efficient in the business of killing other men, with whom, personally, they have no quarrel, the objectives of spiritual training are much less narrowly specialized. Here the aim is primarily to bring human beings to a state in which, because there are no longer any God-eclipsing obstacles between themselves and Reality, they are able to be aware continuously of the divine Ground of their own and all other beings; secondarily, as a means to this end, to meet all, even the most trivial circumstances of daily living without malice, greed, self-assertion or voluntary ignorance, but consistently with love and understanding. Because its objectives are not limited, because, for the lover of God, every moment is a moment of crisis, spiritual training is incomparably more difficult and searching than Military training. There are many good solthers, few saints.
  We have seen that, in critical emergencies, solthers specifically trained to cope with that kind of thing tend to forget the inborn and acquired idiosyncrasies with which they normally identify their being and, transcending selfness, to behave in the same, one-pointed, better-than-personal way. What is true of solthers is also true of saints, but with this important difference that the aim of spiritual training is to make people become selfless in every circumstance of life, while the aim of Military training is to make them selfless only in certain very special circumstances and in relation to only certain classes of human beings. This could not be otherwise; for all that we are and will and do depends, in the last analysis, upon what we believe the Nature of Things to be. The philosophy that rationalizes power politics and justifies war and Military training is always (whatever the official religion of the politicians and war makers) some wildly unrealistic doctrine of national, racial or ideological idolatry, having, as its inevitable corollaries, the notions of Herrenvolk and the lesser breeds without the Law.
  The biographies of the saints testify unequivocally to the fact that spiritual training leads to a transcendence of personality, not merely in the special circumstances of battle, but in all circumstances and in relation to all creatures, so that the saint loves his enemies or, if he is a Buddhist, does not even recognize the existence of enemies, but treats all sentient beings, sub-human as well as human, with the same compassion and disinterested good will. Those who win through to the unitive knowledge of God set out upon their course from the most diverse starting points. One is a man, another a woman; one a born active, another a born contemplative. No two of them inherit the same temperament and physical constitution, and their lives are passed in material, moral and intellectual environments that are profoundly dissimilar. Nevertheless, insofar as they are saints, insofar as they possess the unitive knowledge that makes them perfect as their Father which is in heaven is perfect, they are all astonishingly alike. Their actions are uniformly selfless and they are constantly recollected, so that at every moment they know who they are and what is their true relation to the universe and its spiritual Ground. Of even plain average people it may be said that their name is Legionmuch more so of exceptionally complex personalities, who identify themselves with a wide diversity of moods, cravings and opinions. Saints, on the contrary, are neither double-minded nor half-hearted, but single and, however great their intellectual gifts, profoundly simple. The multiplicity of Legion has given place to one-pointedness not to any of those evil one-pointednesses of ambition or covetousness, or lust for power and fame, not even to any of the nobler, but still all too human one-pointednesses of art, scholarship and science, regarded as ends in themselves, but to the supreme, more than human one-pointedness that is the very being of those souls who consciously and consistently pursue mans final end, the knowledge of eternal Reality. In one of the Pali scriptures there is a significant anecdote about the Brahman Drona who, seeing the Blessed One sitting at the foot of a tree, asked him, Are you a deva? And the Exalted One answered, I am not. Are you a gandharva? I am not, Are you a yaksha? I am not. Are you a man? I am not a man. On the Brahman asking what he might be, the Blessed One replied, Those evil influences, those cravings, whose non-destruction would have individualized me as a deva, a gandharva, a yaksha (three types of supernatural being), or a man, I have completely annihilated. Know therefore that I am Buddha.

1.04 - The Crossing of the First Threshold, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  prince who had just completed his Military studies under a
  world-renowned teacher. Having received, as a symbol of his

1.05 - CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The distinguishing marks of charity are disinterestedness, tranquillity and humility. But where there is disinterestedness there is neither greed for personal advantage nor fear for personal loss or punishment; where there is tranquillity, there is neither craving nor aversion, but a steady will to conform to the divine Tao or Logos on every level of existence and a steady awareness of the divine Suchness and what should be ones own relations to it; and where there is humility there is no censoriousness and no glorification of the ego or any projected alter-ego at the expense of others, who are recognized as having the same weaknesses and faults, but also the same capacity for transcending them in the unitive knowledge of God, as one has oneself. From all this it follows that charity is the root and substance of morality, and that where there is little charity there will be much avoidable evil. All this has been summed up in Augustines formula: Love, and do what you like. Among the later elaborations of the Augustinian theme we may cite the following from the writings of John Everard, one of those spiritually minded seventeenth-century divines whose teachings fell on the deaf ears of warring factions and, when the revolution and the Military dictatorship were at an end, on the even deafer ears of Restoration clergymen and their successors in the Augustan age. (Just how deaf those ears could be we may judge by what Swift wrote of his beloved and morally perfect Houyhnhnms. The subject matter of their conversations, as of their poetry, consisted of such things as friendship and benevolence, the visible operations of nature or ancient traditions; the bounds and limits of virtue, the unerring rules of reason. Never once do the ideas of God, or charity, or deliverance engage their minds. Which shows sufficiently clearly what the Dean of St. Patricks thought of the religion by which he made his money.)
  Turn the man loose who has found the living Guide within him, and then let him neglect the outward if he can! Just as you would say to a man who loves his wife with all tenderness, You are at liberty to beat her, hurt her or kill her, if you want to.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  holiday, satirical comedy and masquerade, Military rule, obedience and efficiency: death camp the very
  devils idea of a joke, of camp; black humor and vacation paradise; the dystopian state induced in reality by
  --
  of Military strong-men, unable to believe in the justice of their own strength. See Fukuyama, F. (1993).
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1.05 - True and False Subjectivism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Secondly, since the State is supreme, the representative of the Divine or the highest realised functioning of human existence, and has a divine right to the obedience, the unquestioning service and the whole activity of the individual, the service of State and community is the only absolute rule of morality. Within the State this may include and sanction all other moral rules because there no rebel egoism can be allowed, for the individual ego must be lost in that of the State or become part of it and all condition of covert or overt war must be abrogated in obedience to the collective good as determined by the collective will. But in relation to other States, to other collective egos the general condition, the effective law is still that of war, of strife between sharply divided egoisms each seeking to fulfil itself, each hampered and restricted in its field by the others. War then is the whole business of the State in its relation to other States, a war of arms, a war of commerce, a war of ideas and cultures, a war of collective personalities each seeking to possess the world or at least to dominate and be first in the world. Here there can enter no morality except that of success, though the pretence of morality may be a useful stratagem of war. To serve the State, the German collectivity which is his greater and real self is the business of the German individual whether at home or abroad, and to that end everything which succeeds is justifiable. Inefficiency, incompetence, failure are the only immorality. In war every method is justified which leads to the Military success of the State, in peace every method which prepares it; for peace between nations is only a covert state of war. And as war is the means of physical survival and domination, so commerce is the means of economic survival and domination; it is in fact only another kind of war, another department of the struggle to live, one physical, the other vital. And the life and the body are, so Science has assured us, the whole of existence.
  Thirdly, since the survival of the best is the highest good of mankind and the survival of the best is secured by the elimination of the unfit and the assimilation of the less fit, the conquest of the world by German culture is the straight path of human progress. But culture is not, in this view, merely a state of knowledge or a system or cast of ideas and moral and aesthetic tendencies; culture is life governed by ideas, but by ideas based on the truths of life and so organised as to bring it to its highest efficiency. Therefore all life not capable of this culture and this efficiency must be eliminated or trodden down, all life capable of it but not actually reaching to it must be taken up and assimilated. But capacity is always a matter of genus and species and in humanity a matter of race. Logically, then, the Teutonic5 race is alone entirely capable, and therefore all Teutonic races must be taken into Germany and become part of the German collectivity; races less capable but not wholly unfit must be Germanised; others, hopelessly decadent like the Latins of Europe and America or naturally inferior like the vast majority of the Africans and Asiatics, must be replaced where possible, like the Hereros, or, where not possible, dominated, exploited and treated according to their inferiority. So evolution would advance, so the human race grow towards its perfection.6
  --
  It is necessary, if we are not to deceive ourselves, to note that even in this field what Germany has done is to systematise certain strong actual tendencies and principles of international action to the exclusion of all that either professed to resist or did actually modify them. If a sacred egoism and the expression did not come from Teutonic lipsis to govern international relations, then it is difficult to deny the force of the German position. The theory of inferior and decadent races was loudly proclaimed by other than German thinkers and has governed, with whatever assuaging scruples, the general practice of Military domination and commercial exploitation of the weak by the strong; all that Germany has done is to attempt to give it a wider extension and more rigorous execution and apply it to European as well as to Asiatic and African peoples. Even the severity or brutality of her Military methods or of her ways of colonial or internal political repression, taken at their worst, for much once stated against her has been proved and admitted to be deliberate lies manufactured by her enemies, was only a crystallising of certain recent tendencies towards the revival of ancient and mediaeval hardheartedness in the race. The use and even the justification of massacre and atrocious cruelty in war on the ground of Military exigency and in the course of commercial exploitation or in the repression of revolt and disorder has been quite recently witnessed in the other continents, to say nothing of certain outskirts of Europe.9 From one point of view, it is well that terrible examples of the utmost logic of these things should be prominently forced on the attention of mankind; for by showing the evil stripped of all veils the choice between good and evil instead of a halting between the two will be forced on the human conscience. Woe to the race if it blinds its conscience and buttresses up its animal egoism with the old justifications; for the gods have shown that Karma is not a jest.
  But the whole root of the German error lies in its mistaking life and the body for the self. It has been said that this gospel is simply a reversion to the ancient barbarism of the religion of Odin; but this is not the truth. It is a new and a modern gospel born of the application of a metaphysical logic to the conclusions of materialistic Science, of a philosophic subjectivism to the objective pragmatic positivism of recent thought. Just as Germany applied the individualistic position to the realisation of her communal subjective existence, so she applied the materialistic and vitalistic thought of recent times and equipped it with a subjective philosophy. Thus she arrived at a bastard creed, an objective subjectivism which is miles apart from the true goal of a subjective age. To show the error it is necessary to see wherein lies the true individuality of man and of the nation. It lies not in its physical, economic, even its cultural life which are only means and adjuncts, but in something deeper whose roots are not in the ego, but in a Self one in difference which relates the good of each, on a footing of equality and not of strife and domination, to the good of the rest of the world.

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  An account of what was said and done in Sri Aurobindo's room during this period will be revelatory in many respects. First of all, it will dispel the prevailing universal misconception that Sri Aurobindo was a world-shunning Yogi immersed in his own sadhana. It will show, on the contrary, how much he was concerned with the "good of humanity". Far from taking only a passive interest in the vast conflict, the modern Kurukshetra, where the fate of the entire world was being decided, he actively participated in it with his spiritual Force and directed that very fate to a victorious consummation. The account will also bring to light Sri Aurobindo's acute political insight and wide knowledge of Military affairs. Although he had left public life in 1910 and lived thereafter in seclusion for nearly half a century, he always kept in touch with all world-movements through outer and inner means. Perhaps people will find it difficult to believe and many will flatly deny that such a spiritual force exists; and it will be hard for them to swallow that, if at all it exists, a man acquiring and possessing it can apply it to an individual or cosmic purpose. But fortunately we have Sri Aurobindo's own word for it and our personal experience in its support. In fact his integral Yoga aims at nothing less than bringing down the supramental consciousness and changing the present terrestrial consciousness by its dynamic power and light. We shall also witness Sri Aurobindo's vital interest in India's struggle for freedom, for which he had himself launched the first movement, awakening the country to her birthright and aiding her later by his decisive spiritual force towards its achievement.
  Though we in the Ashram are not supposed to take part in politics, we are not at all indifferent to world affairs. In fact, Sri Aurobindo has said that we are immensely interested in them. The journal Mother India which was a semi-political fortnightly, and came out two years after India's Independence, was edited by one of the sadhaks who was living in Bombay and the editorials were sent to Sri Aurobindo for approval before publication. Sri Aurobindo gave many long and regular interviews to a political leader of Bengal and gave him advice and directions regarding the contemporary situation. The Mother too has said that the Supermind cannot but include in its ultimate work for world-change the political administration, since all secular well-being rests in the hands of the governing power of the country. Besides, the War was not a simple political issue among the big nations. The Nazi aggression meant "the peril of black servitude and a revived barbarism threatening India and the world". It was a life-and-death question for the spiritual evolution of the new man, for the emergence of a new race which the Mother and Sri Aurobindo had come to initiate and establish on the earth. And the victory of Hitler's Germany would mean not only the end of civilisation, but also the death of that great possibility. It is in this sense I have called this War a modern Kurukshetra.
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  These two long extracts are enoughto show clearly Sri Aurobindo's vision of the play of forces, how they try through the use of human instruments to fulfil their purpose and also what Sri Aurobindo's part was in this mysterious play. I shall now give some extracts from our talks to demonstrate Sri Aurobindo's close watch on the trend of the War, his comments on the Military movements of the contending parties, sometimes his anticipation of their strategic moves and the consequences that would ensue, or his own suggestions about the courses that could be followed. And all this came enlivened with a sense of quiet humour that made the grimness of the War itself appear light, even an enjoyable game of forces.
  On 29.12.40 Savarkar gave a speech in which he said that the British could not be defeated. Sri Aurobindo commented: "Nonsense. They were saved by Divine Intervention. They would have been smashed if Hitler had invaded England at the right time after the fall of France."
  --
  Some Military correspondent wrote that Britain could take the offensive and invade Germany through the Adriatic. Sri Aurobindo remarked: "They are looking far ahead. But where will they land their troops? In Yugoslavia? That means violating Balkan independence. In that case with their troops in Palestine they can take Syria and then with Turkey siding with them they can proceed towards Germany. That would be much easier than through the Adriatic which is guarded by the Italians."
  October 20, 1940
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  Well, these long extracts sum up Sri Aurobindo's vision of the War. They embody his active interest and participation by his spiritual Force in it. One wonders what would have been the fate of the world without Sri Aurobindo's actual intervention. I often marvelled at the grasp he showed of Military affairs. Once I asked him in my letter whether he had any latent Military capacity in him, his reply was, "Not in this life." When somebody asked the Mother why England was meeting reverses in spite of Sri Aurobindo's support, she replied, "If he had not helped Britain, she would have been swallowed up by Hitler long ago." Unfortunately I haven't kept further record of the talks on the War. When America joined the Allies and Hitler attacked Russia there was no doubt that behind both these movements, Sri Aurobindo's divine diplomacy played a great part just as his intervention or what he called the Divine Intervention saved England from invasion by Hitler. In October 1939, Sri Aurobindo wrote a poem on Hitler in which what he predicted came so literally true!
  The closing lines are:
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  Along with the European war, India's political problem naturally played a prominent part in our discussion, Mahatma Gandhi's attitude, the Congress policy, the Hindu-Muslim problem, Jinnah's intransigence and the Viceroy's role as the peace-maker, all this complicated politics and our Himalayan blunders leading to the rejection of the famous Cripps' Proposals, were within our constant purview.... The upshot of the whole discussion till the arrival of the Cripps' Mission can be put in a few words; the Congress made a big mistake by resigning from the Ministry. The Government was ready to offer us Dominion Status which we should have accepted, for it was virtually a step towards independence. We should have joined the war-effort. That would have created an opportunity to enter into all Military departments and operations in air, on sea and land; hold positions, become efficient and thus enforce our natural right for freedom.
  When Gandhi complained that the Viceroy did not say anything in reply to all his questions, Sri Aurobindo said to us in one of our talks on October 7th, 1940: "What will he say?It is very plain why he did not. First of all, the Government doesn't want to concede the demand for independence. What it is willing to give is Dominion Status after the War, expecting that India will settle down into a common relationship with the Empire. But just now a national government will virtually mean Dominion Status with the Viceroy only as a constitutional head. Nobody knows what the Congress will do after it gets power. It may be occupied only with India's defence and give such help as it can spare to England. And if things go wrong with the British, it may even make a separate peace leaving them in the lurch. There are Left Wingers, Socialists, Communists whom the Congress won't be able to bring to its side, neither will it dare to offend them and if their influence is sufficiently strong, the Congress may stand against the British. Thus it is quite natural for them not to part with power just now as it is also natural for us to make our claims. But since we haven't got enough strength to back us, we have to see if we have any common meeting ground with the Government. If there is, a compromise is the only practical step. There was such an opportunity, but the Congress spoiled it. Now you have to accept what you get or I don't know what is going to happen. Of course, if we had the strength and power to make a revolution and get what we want, it would be a different matter. Amery and others did offer Dominion Status at one time. Now they have changed their position because they have come to know the spirit of our people. Our politicians have some fixed ideas and they always go by them. Politicians and statesmen have to take account of situations and act as demanded by them. They must have insight."
  --
  He was carrying with him an urgent appeal by Sri Aurobindo to the Congress Working Committee. Sisir Kumar Mitra reports in The Liberator, "the viewpoints which Sri Aurobindo instructed his envoy to place before the Congress leaders...(1) Japan's imperialism being young and based on industrial and Military power and moving westward, was a greater menace to India than the British imperialism which was old, which the country had learnt to deal with and which was on the way to elimination. (2) It would be better to get into the saddle and not be particular about the legal basis of the power. Once the power came into our hands and we occupied seats of power, we could establish our positions and assert ourselves. (3) The proposed Cabinet would provide opportunities for the Congress and the Muslims to understand each other and pull together for the country's good, especially at that time of the crisis. (4) The Hindu Mahasabha also being represented, the Hindus, as such would have a chance of proving their capacity to govern India not only for the benefit of the Hindus but for the whole country. (5) The main problem was to organise the strength of India in order to repel the threatened aggression."
  We may remind ourselves of Talthybius's mission to Troy in Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Ilion: Achilles made an offer by which Troy would be saved and the honour of the Greeks would be preserved, a harmonising offer, but it was rejected. Similarly, Duraiswamy went with India's soul in his "frail" hands and brought it back, downhearted, rewarded with ungracious remarks for the gratuitous advice. Sri Aurobindo even sent a telegram to Rajagopalachari and Dr. Munje urging them to accept the Proposals. Dr. Indra Sen writes, "We met the members individually and the sense of the reactions were more or less to this effect: Sri Aurobindo has created difficulties for us by his message to Cripps. He doesn't know the actual situation, we are in it, we know' better... and so on." Cripps flew back a disappointed man but with the consolation and gratified recognition that at least one great man had welcomed the idea. When the rejection was announced, Sri Aurobindo said in a quiet tone, "I knew it would fail." We at once pounced on it and asked him, "Why did you then send Duraiswamy at all?" "For a bit of niskama karma,"[3]was his calm reply, without any bitterness or resentment. The full spirit of the kind of "disinterested work" he meant comes out in an early letter of his (December 1933), which refers to his spiritual work: "I am sure of the results of my work. But even if I still saw the chance that it might come to nothing (which is impossible), I would go on unperturbed, because I would still have done to the best of my power the work that I had to do, and what is so done always counts in the economy of the universe."
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  The other causes then could be considered no more than contributory, even if indispensable factors. Out of all these, I may make some comment on the claims of the I. N. A. Whatever significance there may be in its claims, the role it played was fraught with most dangerous consequences. I wonder how our countrymen had no apprehension of them. It was a fatal game the I.N.A. played, thinking that the Japanese, after the conquest of India, would peacefully leave the country letting the I.N.A. enjoy the fruit of its victory, or that India would be able to fight and drive them out. Sri Aurobindo pointing out what would have been our condition, had Japan entered India, said, "Japan's imperialism being young and based on industrial and Military power and moving westward, was a greater menace to India than the British imperialism which was old, which the country had learnt to deal with and which was on the way to elimination."
  Our Ashram came in for a good deal of suffering and inconvenience in the wake of the War: the wrath and abuse of our countrymen, the resentment of a number of our own inmates for our support of the War and the loss of some other valiant sons in the great holocaust. It had to open its doors to the children of all disciples who were in the danger zone, so we were all of a sudden changed into a large community without sufficient means to maintain ourselves. And due to the general embargoes and restrictions imposed by the Government the most necessary food supply was either cut off or reduced to a minimum. Last of all, and the greatest irony of fate, the Ashram in spite of all our help was suspected of being a nest of spies or enemy agents. Police search was apprehended and even the question of disbanding the Ashram was in the air. Perhaps the British Government had never entirely believed that Sri Aurobindo, once the most dangerous enemy of the British Empire, could really become their ally. Was he not still engaged in secret revolutionary activities, his war-contribution serving just as a smoke-screen? Unfortunately, in the Ashram itself there were some who wished for Hitler's victory, not for love of Hitler but because of their hatred of British domination. Sri Aurobindo conveyed through us a stern message to them: "If these people want that the Ashram should be dissolved, they can come and tell me and I will dissolve it instead of the police doing it.... Hitlerism is the greatest menace that the world has ever met."

1.07 - Bridge across the Afterlife, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  uncountable lives, Military and civilian? Why was he, at
  that tragic juncture, sent back even against his own will?

1.08 - Attendants, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Purani, the last to be mentioned of our group, was one of the old guards associated with Sri Aurobindo from the twenties. I shall not speak much about him because his own books tell in every line what profound love and adoration he bore for the Master for whose sake he would do anything. Full of life and gusto, he added a liveliness to our company. His choice of the unearthly hours from 2 a.m. to 6.30 a.m. for service was a great relief to us. He would surge up from the bosom of the night and say, "Here I am!" He had the entire period to himself and kept awake while we were contentedly sleeping and snoring by his side. Now and then we used to hear, as if in a dream, Sri Aurobindo's soft voice asking for something and Purani with Military steps advancing and responding to the call of the General. If you happened to wake up by some inadvertent noise, you would find a different figure altogether, moving in the penumbra. No longer that lively, youngish spirit, but a very serious face that does not recognise anything else but the work, and brooks no meddling in his duty when Sri Aurobindo is his sole monopoly. I realised then why he chose that hour for service. He could be concentrated, watchful and all alone with the Master. The midnight surely affects all of us with its portentous weight. Another distinctive feature in his service was his physical strength without which it would have been difficult to lift or carry Sri Aurobindo during the early days of the accident. We have seen how he served as a solid human crutch on Sri Aurobindo's right side and later on, his giant manipulation of the large hand-fan was no less an achievement.
  His tremendous vital energy would take little account of things big or small. It would either dash against the door or kick at a poor matchbox! The noise would make Sri Aurobindo remark, "What's the matter?" "It is Purani!" we would reply in fun and evoke his smile. He knew Purani's nature very well. Once when Purani hurt his big toe Sri Aurobindo remarked, "You are always dropping things or knocking against them!" He even referred our jokes to the Mother at Purani's cost.

1.08 - RELIGION AND TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  So far as the achievement of mans final end is concerned, it is as much of a handicap to be an extreme cerebrotonic or an extreme viscerotonic as it is to be an extreme somatotonic. But whereas the cerebrotonic and the viscerotonic cannot do much harm except to themselves and those in immediate contact with them, the extreme somatotonic, with his native aggressiveness, plays havoc with whole societies. From one point of view civilization may be defined as a complex of religious, legal and educational devices for preventing extreme somatotonics from doing too much mischief, and for directing their irrepressible energies into socially desirable channels. Confucianism and Chinese culture have sought to achieve this end by inculcating filial piety, good manners and an amiably viscerotonic epicureanism the whole reinforced somewhat incongruously by the cerebrotonic spirituality and restraints of Buddhism and classical Taoism. In India the caste system represents an attempt to subordinate Military, political and financial power to spiritual authority; and the education given to all classes still insists so strongly upon the fact that mans final end is unitive knowledge of God that even at the present time, even after nearly two hundred years of gradually accelerating Europeanization, successful somatotonics will, in middle life, give up wealth, position and power to end their days as humble seekers after enlightenment. In Catholic Europe, as in India, there was an effort to subordinate temporal power to spiritual authority; but since the Church itself exercised temporal power through the agency of political prelates and mitred business men, the effort was never more than partially successful. After the Reformation even the pious wish to limit temporal power by means of spiritual authority was completely abandoned. Henry VIII made himself, in Stubbss words, the Pope, the whole Pope, and something more than the Pope, and his example has been followed by most heads of states ever since. Power has been limited only by other powers, not by an appeal to first principles as interpreted by those who are morally and spiritually qualified to know what they are talking about. Meanwhile, the interest in religion has everywhere declined and even among believing Christians the Perennial Philosophy has been to a great extent replaced by a metaphysic of inevitable progress and an evolving God, by a passionate concern, not with eternity, but with future time. And almost suddenly, within the last quarter of a century, there has been consummated what Sheldon calls a somatotonic revolution, directed against all that is characteristically cerebrotonic in the theory and practice of traditional Christian culture. Here are a few symptoms of this somatotonic revolution.
  In traditional Christianity, as in all the great religious formulations of the Perennial Philosophy, it was axiomatic that contemplation is the end and purpose of action. Today the great majority even of professed Christians regard action (directed towards material and social progress) as the end, and analytic thought (there is no question any longer of integral thought, or contemplation) as the means to that end.

1.08 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THE ATOM BOMB, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  of union in research. For all their Military trappings, the recent ex-
  plosions at Bikini herald the birth into the world of a Mankind

1.08 - THINGS THE GERMANS LACK, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  in Military interests--if you dissipate the modicum of reason, of
  earnestness, of will, and of self-control that constitutes your nature
  --
  the Military profession by urging many too many to attend the higher
  schools, involve the downfall of the latter. In modern Germany nobody

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  working-man has been declared fit for Military service; he has been
  granted the right of combination, and of voting: can it be wondered at
  --
  (for instance _in rebus tacticis,_ and still more, as Military experts
  know, in strategy). But Rousseau--whither did he want to return?

1.09 - The Secret Chiefs, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  More largely, one cannot judge how a plan is progressing when one has no precise idea what it is. A soldier is told to "attack;" he may be intended to win through, to cover a general retreat, or to gain time by deliberate sacrifice. Only the Commander in Chief knows what the order means, or why he issues it; and even he does not know the issue, or whether it will display and justify his Military skill and judgment.
  Our business is solely to obey orders: our responsibility ends when we have satisfied ourselves that they emanate from a source which has the right to command.

1.11 - Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Perhaps it is a blessing after all that the Lord did not make the world according to our idea of perfection, because we have so many ideas about what is "perfect," about what God should be, and especially about what He should not be, that there would be nothing left in our world after we had whittled away everything that protrudes, except for one big Zero that would not tolerate even the impurity of our own existence or perhaps a Military camp. Virtue, the Mother observed,
  has always suppressed elements of life; if all the virtues of the different countries in the world were joined together, there would be hardly anything left of life. Indeed, we still know only one kind of perfection, that which eliminates, not that which embraces all; yet perfection is totality. Because we see only one instant of Eternity at a time, and because that instant fails to contain what we wanted to see or to have, we complain and declare this world erroneously built; but when we emerge from our instantaneity and enter the Totality,

1.11 - The Kalki Avatar, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  ashurama to destroy the unrighteous license of the Military
  and princely caste, the Kshatriyas, of the dwarf Vamana to

1.12 - The Office and Limitations of the Reason, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is not only that he has to contrive continually some new harmony between the various elements of his being, physical, vitalistic, practical and dynamic, aesthetic, emotional and hedonistic, ethical, intellectual, but each of them again has to arrive at some order of its own disparate materials. In his ethics he is divided by different moral tendencies, justice and charity, self-help and altruism, self-increase and self-abnegation, the tendencies of strength and the tendencies of love, the moral rule of activism and the moral rule of quietism. His emotions are necessary to his development and their indulgence essential to the outflowering of his rich humanity; yet is he constantly called upon to coerce and deny them, nor is there any sure rule to guide him in the perplexity of this twofold need. His hedonistic impulse is called many ways by different fields, objects, ideals of self-satisfaction. His aesthetic enjoyment, his aesthetic creation forms for itself under the stress of the intelligence different laws and forms; each seeks to impose itself as the best and the standard, yet each, if its claim were allowed, would by its unjust victory impoverish and imprison his faculty and his felicity in its exercise. His politics and society are a series of adventures and experiments among various possibilities of autocracy, monarchism, Military aristocracy, mercantile oligarchy, open or veiled plutocracy, pseudo-democracy of various kinds, bourgeois or proletarian, individualistic or collectivist or bureaucratic, socialism awaiting him, anarchism looming beyond it; and all these correspond to some truth of his social being, some need of his complex social nature, some instinct or force in it which demands that form for its effectuation. Mankind works out these difficulties under the stress of the spirit within it by throwing out a constant variation of types, types of character and temperament, types of practical activity, aesthetic creation, polity, society, ethical order, intellectual system, which vary from the pure to the mixed, from the simple harmony to the complex; each and all of these are so many experiments of individual and collective self-formation in the light of a progressive and increasing knowledge. That knowledge is governed by a number of conflicting ideas and ideals around which these experiments group themselves: each of them is gradually pushed as far as possible in its purity and again mixed and combined as much as possible with others so that there may be a more complex form and an enriched action. Each type has to be broken in turn to yield place to new types and each combination has to give way to the possibility of a new combination. Through it all there is growing an accumulating stock of self-experience and self-actualisation of which the ordinary man accepts some current formulation conventionally as if it were an absolute law and truth,often enough he even thinks it to be that,but which the more developed human being seeks always either to break or to enlarge and make more profound or subtle in order to increase or make room for an increase of human capacity, perfectibility, happiness.
  This view of human life and of the process of our development, to which subjectivism readily leads us, gives us a truer vision of the place of the intellect in the human movement. We have seen that the intellect has a double working, dispassionate and interested, self-centred or subservient to movements not its own. The one is a disinterested pursuit of truth for the sake of Truth and of knowledge for the sake of Knowledge without any ulterior motive, with every consideration put away except the rule of keeping the eye on the object, on the fact under enquiry and finding out its truth, its process, its law. The other is coloured by the passion for practice, the desire to govern life by the truth discovered or the fascination of an idea which we labour to establish as the sovereign law of our life and action. We have seen indeed that this is the superiority of reason over the other faculties of man that it is not confined to a separate absorbed action of its own, but plays upon all the others, discovers their law and truth, makes its discoveries serviceable to them and even in pursuing its own bent and end serves also their ends and arrives at a catholic utility. Man in fact does not live for knowledge alone; life in its widest sense is his principal preoccupation and he seeks knowledge for its utility to life much more than for the pure pleasure of acquiring knowledge. But it is precisely in this putting of knowledge at the service of life that the human intellect falls into that confusion and imperfection which pursues all human action. So long as we pursue knowledge for its own sake, there is nothing to be said: the reason is performing its natural function; it is exercising securely its highest right. In the work of the philosopher, the scientist, the savant labouring to add something to the stock of our ascertainable knowledge, there is as perfect a purity and satisfaction as in that of the poet and artist creating forms of beauty for the aesthetic delight of the race. Whatever individual error and limitation there may be, does not matter; for the collective and progressive knowledge of the race has gained the truth that has been discovered and may be trusted in time to get rid of the error. It is when it tries to apply ideas to life that the human intellect stumbles and finds itself at fault.

1.13 - Under the Auspices of the Gods, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Even if our ideas reached life in their pure form, they would still be incapable of creating anything other than a Military order or perhaps a holy, comfortable, religious order, but an order all the same,
  because the Mind can only devise systems and seek to confine everything in them. The reason of man struggling with life becomes either an empiric or a doctrinaire. 211 It seizes upon a bit of truth, one drop of divine illumination, and makes it a universal law; it constantly confuses unity with uniformity. Even when it is capable of 210

1.14 - Descendants of Prithu, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  PRITHU had two valiant sons, Antarddhi and Pālī[1]. The son of Antarddhāna, by his wife Sikhaṇḍiṇī, was Havirdhāna, to whom Dhiṣaṇā, a princess of the race of Agni, bore six sons, Prācīnaverhis, Śukra, Gaya, Kṛṣṇa, Vraja, and Ajina[2]. The first of these was a mighty prince and patriarch, by whom mankind was multiplied after the death of Havirdhāna. He was called Prācīnaverhis from his placing upon the earth the sacred grass, pointing to the east[3]. At the termination of a rigid penance the married Savarṇā, the daughter of the ocean, who had been previously betrothed to him, and who had by the king ten sons, who were all styled Pracetasas, and were skilled in Military science: they all observed the same duties, practised religious austerities, and remained immersed in the bed of the sea for ten thousand years.
  Maitreya said:-

1.14 - The Succesion to the Kingdom in Ancient Latium, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  than on the despatch of his civil and Military duties, the safety
  and prosperity of the community were believed to depend. And it

1.17 - The Divine Birth and Divine Works, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   in Duryodhana and his brothers became so great a burden to the earth that she had to call upon God to descend and lighten her load; accordingly Vishnu incarnated as Krishna, delivered the oppressed Pandavas and destroyed the unjust Kauravas. A similar account is given of the descent of the previous Vishnu avatars, of Rama to destroy the unrighteous oppression of Ravana, of Parashurama to destroy the unrighteous license of the Military and princely caste, the Kshatriyas, of the dwarf Vamana to destroy the rule of the Titan Bali. But obviously the purely practical, ethical or social and political mission of the Avatar which is thus thrown into popular and mythical form, does not give a right account of the phenomenon of Avatarhood. It does not cover its spiritual sense, and if this outward utility were all, we should have to exclude Buddha and Christ whose mission was not at all to destroy evil-doers and deliver the good, but to bring to all men a new spiritual message and a new law of divine growth and spiritual realisation. On the other hand, if we give to the word dharma only its religious sense, in which it means a law of religious and spiritual life, we shall indeed get to the kernel of the matter, but we shall be in danger of excluding a most important part of the work done by the Avatar. Always we see in the history of the divine incarnations the double work, and inevitably, because the Avatar takes up the workings of God in human life, the way of the divine Will and Wisdom in the world, and that always fulfils itself externally as well as internally, by inner progress in the soul and by an outer change in the life.
  The Avatar may descend as a great spiritual teacher and saviour, the Christ, the Buddha, but always his work leads, after he has finished his earthly manifestation, to a profound and powerful change not only in the ethical, but in the social and outward life and ideals of the race. He may, on the other hand, descend as an incarnation of the divine life, the divine personality and power in its characteristic action, for a mission ostensibly social, ethical and political, as is represented in the story of Rama or Krishna; but always then this descent becomes in the soul of the race a permanent power for the inner living and the spiritual rebirth. It is indeed curious to note that the

1.201 - Socrates, #Symposium, #Plato, #Philosophy
  Lycurgus was the legendary founder of the Spartan legal and Military systems. The defeat of the invading Persians by the Spartan army in the Persian Wars could be said to have saved
  Greece from conquest in the early fifth century BC. For Lycurgus see Glossary of names.

1.20 - The End of the Curve of Reason, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  If it be objected that to bring about this result in its completeness the liberty of the individual will have to be destroyed or reduced to an almost vanishing quantity, it might be answered that the right of the individual to any kind of egoistic freedom as against the State which represents the mind, the will, the good and interest of the whole community, sarva brahma, is a dangerous fiction, a baneful myth. Individual liberty of life and actioneven if liberty of thought and speech is for a time conceded, though this too can hardly remain unimpaired when once the socialistic State has laid its grip firmly on the individual,may well mean in practice an undue freedom given to his infrarational parts of nature, and is not that precisely the thing in him that has to be thoroughly controlled, if not entirely suppressed, if he is to become a reasonable being leading a reasonable life? This control can be most wisely and effectively carried out by the collective reason and will of the State which is larger, better, more enlightened than the individuals; for it profits, as the average individual cannot do, by all the available wisdom and aspiration in the society. Indeed, the enlightened individual may well come to regard this collective reason and will as his own larger mind, will and conscience and find in a happy obedience to it a strong delivery from his own smaller and less rational self and therefore a more real freedom than any now claimed by his little separate ego. It used already to be argued that the disciplined German obeying the least gesture of the policeman, the State official, the Military officer was really the freest, happiest and most moral individual in all Europe and therefore in the whole world. The same reasoning in a heightened form might perhaps be applied to the drilled felicities of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The State, educating and governing the individual, undertakes to intellectualise, ethicise, practicalise and generally perfect him and to see to it that he remains, whether he will or no, always and in all thingsstrictly on the lines approved by the Stateintellectual, ethical, practical and thoroughly perfect.
  The pity of it is that this excellent theory, quite as much as the individualist theory that ran before it, is sure to stumble over a discrepancy between its set ideas and the actual facts of human nature; for it ignores the complexity of mans being and all that that complexity means. And especially it ignores the soul of man and its supreme need of freedom, of the control also of his lower members, no doubt,for that is part of the total freedom towards which he is struggling,but of a growing self-control, not a mechanical regulation by the mind and will of others. Obedience too is a part of its perfection,but a free and natural obedience to a true guiding power and not to a mechanised government and rule. The collective being is a fact; all mankind may be regarded as a collective being: but this being is a soul and life, not merely a mind or a body. Each society develops into a sort of sub-soul or group-soul of this humanity and develops also a general temperament, character, type of mind, evolves governing ideas and tendencies that shape its life and its institutions. But the society has no discoverable common reason and will belonging alike to all its members; for the group-soul rather works out its tendencies by a diversity of opinions, a diversity of wills, a diversity of life, and the vitality of the group-life depends largely upon the working of this diversity, its continuity, its richness. Since that is so, government by the organised State must mean always government by a number of individuals,whether that number be in theory the minority or the majority makes in the end little fundamental difference. For even when it is the majority that nominally governs, in fact it is always the reason and will of a comparatively few effective men and not really any common reason and will of all that rules and regulates things with the consent of the half-hypnotised mass.1 There is no reason to suppose that the immediate socialisation of the State would at all alter, the mass of men not being yet thoroughly rationalised and developed minds, this practical necessity of State government.

1.21 - A DAY AT DAKSHINESWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The princes were becoming well versed in letters and Military arts. I was secure on my throne and ruled over my subjects. Why have you demolished my world of joy?' 'But that was a mere dream', said the other man. 'Why should that bother you?' 'Fool!' said the wood-cutter. 'You don't understand. My becoming a king in the dream was just as real as is my being a wood-cutter. If being a wood-cutter is real, then being a king in a dream is real also.' "
  The state of a vijnni

1.2.2 - The Place of Study in Sadhana, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It [the study of logic] is a theoretical training; you learn by it some rules of logical thinking. But the application depends on your own intelligence. In any sphere of knowledge or action a man may be a good theorist but a poor executant. A very good Military theorist and critic if put in comm and of an army might very well lose all his battles, not being able to suit the theories rightly to the occasion. So a theoretical logician may bungle the problems of thought by want of insight, of quickness of mind or of plasticity in the use of his capacities. Besides, logic is not the whole of thinking; observation, intuition, sympathy, many-sidedness are more important.
  ***

1.25 - Temporary Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  modern Military band playing "Marching through Georgia."
  On the first day of the sixth month, which was regarded as the

1.28 - The Killing of the Tree-Spirit, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the Military bands struck in with the solemn roll of the muffled
  drums. On reaching the principal square the procession halted, a
  --
  soldier at a Military execution, and fired at with blank cartridges.
  At Vrigne-aux-Bois one of these harmless buffoons, named Thierry,

1.64 - Magical Power, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  This is particularly true of moral and political reform. Hitler would have got exactly nowhere if he had been content to announce his evangel; he became master of Germany, and, for a time, of nearly all Europe, by playing upon existing instruments of human passion; the revenge-lust of Central Europe, the panic of the Blimps and Junkers, the discontent of the property-lacking classes, the pride and ambition of the Prussian Military clique, and so on. When he had used them to the full, he callously flung them to the wolves. But make no mistake! The Magical Power behind all his actions lay in himself. He had succeeded in making himself a prophet, like Mohammed; even a symbol, like the Cross of the His magical technique was indescribably admirable; he adopted the Swastika, the Hammer of Thor, the distinctive dress, the slogan, the gestures, the greeting; he even imposed a Sacred Book upon the people. If that book had only been more mystic and incomprehensible, instead of reasonable, diffuse, and intolerably dull, he might have done better. As it was, he came within an ace of capturing England, even before he came to power in Germany; and it was American money that saved the Nazi party at the most critical moment. Cleverest move of all, he gave the world something to hate; the Communist and the Jew.
  His only trouble was that he couldn't count on his fingers! I perceive that I am turning into the late Samuel Smiles; having given you an example to imitate but don't forget your arithmetic! let me initiate you into one of two other secrets of power!

1.79 - Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  I have no patience whatever with Utopia-mongers. Biology simply shouts at us that the happy contented community, everyone with his own (often highly specialized) job, nobody in need, nobody in danger, is necessarily stagnant. Termites and other ants, bees, beavers; these and many another have produced perfect systems. What is the first characteristic? Stupidity. "Where there is no vision, the people shall perish." What is the Fighter Termite to do, after he has been blocked out of his home? None of these communities possess any resource at all against any unforeseen unfavourable change of circumstance. (We look rather like that just now at the end of 1944 e.v.) Nor does anyone of them show any achievement; having got to the end of their biological tether, they stay out, without an aim, an idea, an effort. The leech, an insufferable pest in its belt it has killed off tiger, rhinoceros, anything with a nostril! is the curse of our Military station at Lebong or was when I was there. At Darjeeling, a few hundred feet higher, devil a one! They have no one to think: now how can we flourish up higher? Those old forlorn-hope Miss-Sahibs how wide are their nostrils! Then how?
  Consider for a moment our own Empire. How did that spread all over the planet? It was the imaginative logic, the audacity, the adroit adaptability, of the Adventurer that blasted the road.

1953-07-22, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was in Japan. It was at the beginning of January 1919. Anyway, it was the time when a terrible flu raged there in the whole of Japan, which killed hundreds of thousands of people. It was one of those epidemics the like of which is rarely seen. In Tokyo, every day there were hundreds and hundreds of new cases. The disease appeared to take this turn: it lasted three days and on the third day the patient died. And people died in such large numbers that they could not even be cremated, you understand, it was impossible, there were too many of them. Or otherwise, if one did not die on the third day, at the end of seven days one was altogether cured; a little exhausted but all the same completely cured. There was a panic in the town, for epidemics are very rare in Japan. They are a very clean people, very careful and with a fine morale. Illnesses are very rare. But still this came, it came as a catastrophe. There was a terrible fear. For example, people were seen walking about in the streets with a mask on the nose, a mask to purify the air they were breathing, so that it might not be full of the microbes of the illness. It was a common fear. Now, it so happened I was living with someone who never ceased troubling me: But what is this disease? What is there behind this disease? What I was doing, you know, was simply to cover myself with my force, my protection so as not to catch it and I did not think of it any more and continued doing my work. Nothing happened and I was not thinking of it. But constantly I heard: What is this? Oh, I would like to know what is there behind this illness. But could you not tell me what this illness is, why it is there? etc. One day I was called to the other end of the town by a young woman whom I knew and who wished to introduce me to some friends and show me certain things. I do not remember now what exactly was the matter, but anyway I had to cross the whole town in a tram-car. And I was in the tram and seeing these people with masks on their noses, and then there was in the atmosphere this constant fear, and so there came a suggestion to me; I began to ask myself: Truly, what is this illness? What is there behind this illness? What are the forces that are in this illness? I came to the house, I passed an hour there and I returned. And I returned with a terrible fever. I had caught it. It came to you thus, without preparation, instantaneously. Illnesses, generally illnesses from germs and microbes take a few days in the system: they come, there is a little battle inside; you win or you lose, if you lose you catch the illness, it is not complicated. But there, you just receive a letter, open the envelope, hop! puff! The next minute you have the fever. Well, that evening I had a terrible fever. The doctor was called (it was not I who called him), the doctor was called and he told me: I must absolutely give you this medicine. It was one of the best medicines for the fever, he had just a little (all their stocks were exhausted, everyone was taking it); he said: I have still a few packets, I shall give you some I beg of you, do not give it to me, I wont take it. Keep it for someone who has faith in it and will take it. He was quite disgusted: It was no use my coming here. So I said: Perhaps it was no use! And I remained in my bed, with my fever, a violent fever. All the while I was asking myself: What is this illness? Why is it there? What is there behind it At the end of the second day, as I was lying all alone, I saw clearly a being, with a part of the head cut off, in a Military uniform (or the remains of a Military uniform) approaching me and suddenly flinging himself upon my chest, with that half a head to suck my force. I took a good look, then realised that I was about to die. He was drawing all my life out (for I must tell you that people were dying of pneumonia in three days). I was completely nailed to the bed, without movement, in a deep trance. I could no longer stir and he was pulling. I thought: now it is the end. Then I called on my occult power, I gave a big fight and I succeeded in turning him back so that he could not stay there any longer. And I woke up.
   But I had seen. And I had learnt, I had understood that the illness originated from beings who had been thrown out of their bodies. I had seen this during the First Great War, towards its end, when people used to live in trenches and were killed by bombardment. They were in perfect health, altogether healthy and in a second they were thrown out of their bodies, not conscious that they were dead. They did not know they hadnt a body any more and they tried to find in others the life they could not find in themselves. That is, they were turned into so many countless vampires. And they vampirised upon men. And then over and above that, there was a decomposition of the vital forces of people who fell ill and died. One lived in a kind of sticky and thick cloud made up of all that. And so those who took in this cloud fell ill and usually got cured, but those who were attacked by a being of that kind invariably died, they could not resist. I know how much knowledge and force were necessary for me to resist. It was irresistible. That is, if they were attacked by a being who was a centre of this whirl of bad forces, they died. And there must have been many of these, a very great number. I saw all that and I understood.

1953-12-23, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was an aviator, one of the great aces as they are called of the First [World] War, and a marvellous aviator. He had won numerous battles, nothing had ever happened to him. But something occurred in his life and suddenly he felt that something was going to happen to him, an accident, that it was now all over. What they call their good luck had gone. This man left the Military to enter civil aviation and he piloted one of these linesno, not civil aviation: the war ended, but he continued flying Military planes. And then he wanted to make a trip to South Africa: from France to South Africa. Evidently, something must have been upset in his consciousness (I did not know him personally, so I dont know what happened). He started from a certain city in France to go to Madagascar, I believe (I am not sure, I think it was Madagascar). And from there he wanted to come back to France. My brother was at that time governor of the Congo, and he wanted to get back quickly to his post. He asked to be allowed as a passenger on the plane (it was one of those planes for professional tours, to show what these planes could do). Many people wanted to dissuade my brother from going by it; they told him, No, these trips are always dangerous, you must not go on them. But finally he went all the same. They had a breakdown and stopped in the middle of the Sahara, a situation not very pleasant. Yet everything was arranged as by a miracle, the plane started again and put down my brother in the Congo, exactly where he wanted to go, then it went farther south. And soon after, half-way the plane crashed and the other man was killed. It was obvious that this had to happen. But my brother had an absolute faith in his destiny, a certitude that nothing would happen. And it was translated in this way: the mixture of the two atmospheres made the dislocation unavoidable, for there was a breakdown in the Sahara and the plane was obliged to land, but finally everything was in order and there was no real accident. But once he was no longer there, the other man had all the force of his ill-luck (if you like), and the accident was complete and he was killed.
   A similar incident happened to a boat. There were two persons (they were well-known people but I cannot remember their names now), who had gone to Indo-China by plane. There was an accident, they were the only ones to have been saved, all the others were killed, indeed it was quite a dramatic affair. But these two (husb and and wife) must have been what may be called bringers of bad-luckit is a sort of atmosphere they carry. Well, these two wanted to go back to France (for, in fact, the accident occurred on their way back to France), they wanted to return to France, they took a boat. And quite unexpectedly, exceptionally, right in the midst of the Red Sea the boat ran into a reef (a thing that doesnt happen even once in a million journeys) and sank; and the others were drowned, and these two were saved. And I could do nothing, you know, I wanted to say: Take care, never travel with these people! There are people of this sort, wherever they are, they come out of the thing very well, but the catastrophes are for the others.

1970 01 20, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   292When Asiatics massacre, it is an atrocity; when Europeans, it is a Military exigency. Appreciate the distinction and ponder over this worlds virtues.
   All this makes us feel very deeply the foolishness of human judgments based on self-interest and the reactions of the ego.

1f.lovecraft - Herbert West-Reanimator, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   secure it he had to assume a Military exterior. What he wanted was not
   a thing which many persons want, but something connected with the
  --
   leader had aroused the attendants. He was a menacing Military figure
   who talked without moving his lips and whose voice seemed almost

1f.lovecraft - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   Military training of the period, he had begun his junior year at the
   Moses Brown School, which lies very near his home. The old main
  --
   appeared; and the raiders fell silently into Military order in the
   street, shouldering the firelocks, fowling-pieces, or whaling harpoons

1f.lovecraft - The Descendant, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   from pre-Saxon times, when a certain Cnaeus Gabinius Capito, Military
   tribune in the Third Augustan Legion then stationed at Lindum in Roman

1f.lovecraft - The Shadow out of Time, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and Military use
   of great winds. Singular whistling noises, and colossal footprints made

1f.lovecraft - The Shadow over Innsmouth, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   dispersal in various naval and Military prisons, but nothing positive
   ever developed. Innsmouth itself was left almost depopulated, and is

1f.lovecraft - The Shunned House, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   of Military flame-throwers of the sort used in the world-war, in case
   it proved partly material and susceptible of mechanical destructionfor
  --
   telephone an order for a pickaxe, a spade, a Military gas-mask, and six
   carboys of sulphuric acid, all to be delivered the next morning at the

1f.lovecraft - The Very Old Folk, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   soldiers were the fifth cohort of the XIIth legion, under the Military
   tribune Sex. Asellius; and the legatus of the whole region, Cn.
  --
   his adverse advice, for he honestly believed that drastic Military
   action would stir up a dangerous sentiment of unrest amongst the

1.jk - Otho The Great - Act I, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  No Military swagger of my mind,
  Can smother from myself the wrong I've done him,

1.lovecraft - Waste Paper- A Poem Of Profound Insignificance, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  We called ourselves the Blackstone Military Band
  Won't you come home, Bill Bailey, won't you come home?

1.whitman - Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  The dense brigade, bound for the war, with high piled Military wagons
      following;

1.whitman - Virginia--The West, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Virginia had always prided herself on being "the mother of states and statesman." Not only had she provided many of the most prominent political leaders and Military men of the Revolutionary War era, but many of those who moved further west as the new nation expanded its borders could boast of roots in the Old Dominion as well. Whitman's poem points out the folly of Virginia's rebelling against a government and a country that she herself had done so much to establish. Those who came from Ohio, Indiana, and other Midwestern states to join the Union Army were, in a sense, returning to bear arms against the one who had sent them forth to begin with -- an irony that was not lost on Whitman.

1.ww - 2- The White Doe Of Rylstone, Or, The Fate Of The Nortons, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  A sound of Military cheer,
  Faint--but it reached that sheltered spot;

1.ww - 6- The White Doe Of Rylstone, Or, The Fate Of The Nortons, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Of vengeful Military force,
  And punishment without remorse.

1.ww - Book Fourth [Summer Vacation], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  That he was clothed in Military garb,
  Though faded, yet entire. Companionless,

1.ww - Book Ninth [Residence in France], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   A band of Military Officers,
  Then stationed in the city, were the chief

1.ww - Book Seventh [Residence in London], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The Military Idler, and the Dame,
  That field-ward takes her walk with decent steps.    

1.ww - Book Sixth [Cambridge and the Alps], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Arms flashing, and a Military glare
  Of riotous men commissioned to expel
  --
  A march it was of Military speed,
  And Earth did change her images and forms

1.ww - Guilt And Sorrow, Or, Incidents Upon Salisbury Plain, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  A coat he wore of Military red
  But faded, and stuck o'er with many a patch and shred.

1.ww - Ruth, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  A Military casque he wore,                
  With splendid feathers drest;

1.ww - The Excursion- IV- Book Third- Despondency, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Of Military sway. The shifting aims,
  The moral interests, the creative might,

2.01 - On Books, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo: Huxley writes as if the alternative was between war that is, Military violence and a non-violent peaceful development. But things are never like that; they do not move in a perfect way in life. If Napoleon had not come the Republic would have been nipped in the bud and there would have been a setback to Democracy. The Cosmic Spirit is not so foolish as to allow that. Carlyle puts the situation more realistically when he says that the condition was, "I kill you, or you kill me. So, it is better that I kill you rather than get killed by you!"
   All this criticism by the intellectuals does not take into consideration the immense complexity of the problem.

2.1.7.08 - Comments on Specific Lines and Passages of the Poem, #Letters On Poetry And Art, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It [resiled] is a perfectly good English word, meaning originally to leap back, rebound (like an elastic)so to draw back from, recoil, retreat (in Military language it means to fall back from a position gained or to ones original position); but it is specially used for withdrawing from a contract, agreement, previous statement. It is therefore quite the just word here. Human nature has assented to Natures terms and been kept by her to them, but now Aswapati resiles from the contract and the assent to it made by humanity to which he belonged. Resiled, resilient, resilience are all good words and in use.
  1937

2.17 - December 1938, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Even so during the last war the Germans could not throw up any remarkable Military genius like the French General Foch. If Foch had been made the Commander-in-Chief of the Allies sooner, the war would have ended much earlier.
   The Balkan people and the Turks are also good fighters.

2.17 - The Progress to Knowledge - God, Man and Nature, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The mass consciousness by itself moves by a vague, half-formed or unformed subliminal and commonly subconscient impulse rising to the surface; it is prone to a blind or half-seeing unanimity which suppresses the individual in the common movement: if it thinks, it is by the motto, the slogan, the watchword, the common crude or formed idea, the traditional, the accepted customary notion; it acts, when not by instinct or on impulse, then by the rule of the pack, the herd mentality, the type law. This mass consciousness, life, action can be extraordinarily effective if it can find an individual or a few powerful individuals to embody, express, lead, organise it; its sudden crowd-movements can also be irresistible for the moment like the motion of an avalanche or the rush of a tempest. The suppression or entire subordination of the individual in the mass consciousness can give a great practical efficiency to a nation or a community if the subliminal collective being can build a binding tradition or find a group, a class, a head to embody its spirit and direction; the strength of powerful Military states, of communities with a tense and austere culture rigidly imposed on its individuals, the success of the great world-conquerors, had behind it this secret of Nature. But this is an efficiency of the outer life, and that life is not the highest or last term of our being. There is a mind in us, there is a soul and spirit, and our life has no true value if it has not in it a growing consciousness, a developing mind, and if life and mind are not an expression, an instrument, a means of liberation and fulfilment for the soul, the indwelling Spirit.
  But the progress of the mind, the growth of the soul, even of the mind and soul of the collectivity, depends on the individual, on his sufficient freedom and independence, on his separate power to express and bring into being what is still unexpressed in the mass, still undeveloped from the subconscience or not yet brought out from within or brought down from the Superconscience. The collectivity is a mass, a field of formation; the individual is the diviner of truth, the form-maker, the creator. In the crowd the individual loses his inner direction and becomes a cell of the mass body moved by the collective will or idea or the mass impulse. He has to stand apart, affirm his separate reality in the whole, his own mind emerging from the common mentality, his own life distinguishing itself in the common lifeuniformity, even as his body has developed something unique and recognisable in the common physicality. He has, even, in the end to retire into himself in order to find himself, and it is only when he has found himself that he can become spiritually one with all; if he tries to achieve that oneness in the mind, in the vital, in the physical and has not yet a sufficiently strong individuality, he may be overpowered by the mass consciousness and lose his soul fulfilment, his mind fulfilment, his life fulfilment, become only a cell of the mass body. The collective being may then become strong and dominant, but it is likely to lose its plasticity, its evolutionary movement: the great evolutionary periods of humanity have taken place in communities where the individual became active, mentally, vitally or spiritually alive.

2.18 - January 1939, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Disciple: Congress ministers are trying to introduce Military training in U.P., C.P., and Bombay. But Sir Sikandar Hayat in the Punjab is counting on the distinction between martial and non-martial races.
   Sri Aurobindo: That was introduced by the British to keep down India by depriving her of Military races except the Pathans, Gurkhas, Punjabis, etc. But every part of India had its empire in the past. The whole of India can have Military equipment and training in a short time.
   Disciple: But what about the Muslims?
  --
   Disciple: While presiding over a conference of youths Nana Saheb has spoken against non-violence. He advocates Military training for all young men for India's defence. Did you know Nana Saheb Shinde?
   Sri Aurobindo: Yes, I knew him very well. He, Madhav Rao and I had all revolutionary ideas. At that time we wanted to bring about an armed rebellion to drive out the British.
  --
   Sri Aurobindo: Russia is unreliable. One does not know its Military strength. At one time she was supposed to have the biggest air-force. But according to Lindberg it does not seem to be so. The internal state of Germany also is not known. They are trying to conceal everything as far as possible.
   Disciple: Jawaharlal says that Hitler and his generals did not expect the non-resistance which they met from Austria. They were all very much surprised.
  --
   Sri Aurobindo: I was surprised to hear about the dissolution of the Wafd party and wondered what it might have been due to; so that was the cause then. But then they ought to have turned out the king, as Kamal did in Turkey. The present king is following the policy of his father. So, instead of quarrelling among themselves they should have now that they have power tried to build up their nation first, by giving people education and training. Secondly, by increasing the wealth, and lastly, by building up Military power. The same thing should be done in India by the Congress ministry.
   Disciple: What sort of education? Technical?

2.19 - Feb-May 1939, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo: He is not reliable. Daladier has at least some force. On one occasion he refused to listen to Bonnet and said he would not tolerate any English interference in connection with the Italian question. The French people don't know that they have to stand up to the British and speak to them bluntly. During the Czech crisis when Chamberlain told them that he would help them diplomatically as far as possible but they should not count on his Military support, they should have replied that if England was attacked by Germany they should not count on them as allies. Then Chamberlain would have come down.
   9 FEBRUARY 1939

2.21 - 1940, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo: But how are they going to help? They require ammunition and Military equipment for themselves. I don't know how they could have enough to spare.
   ( After some time the talk reverted to N's difficulty.)
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   Sri Aurobindo: No, there seems to be some confusion. They could not have sent so many because before the Reynaud cabinet resigned Churchill said that he had sent three divisions already and would be sending one lakh in all by the end of June. But as usual these over-sensitive French Military men in their over-suspiciousness did not believe Churchill's words.
   Disciple: The new cabinet is out-and-out a rightist cabinet.
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   Gamelin was a fraud and Weygand has not proved exceptional. If a Military genius had arisen he could have saved the situation. It seems Hitler is going to ask France for her colonies that are near British possessions. In that case he may ask for Pondicherry.
   Disciple: Does he know anything about Pondicherry?
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   The talk was about the report of a Military correspondent that the French thought in terms of fortress and positional warfare. They did not believe in the importance of tanks and aeroplanes even though they knew that tanks had decided their victory last time.
   Sri Aurobindo: And so Gamelin had to go! He was so much accustomed to the idea of fortress that he did not know what to do when the Germans came in through Flanders! Gamelin and Daladier are both so evidently weak that one is surprised how they were regarded as strong men. Government after government in France appointed Daladier as Foreign Minister, while he did nothing to prepare for war, and nor did Chamberlain. You have only to look at their photographs at the Munich Conference where you can see a fierce, cunning, and crafty Hitler, while Daladier appears like one who can be broken in no time, and Chamberlain looks like a cunning fool who thinks he is winning his point, while really he is not.

3.02 - The Practice Use of Dream-Analysis, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  nick of time by a Military patrol that happened to be passing. Three months
  afterwards the end came. He went on a climb with a younger friend, but

3.1.02 - Spiritual Evolution and the Supramental, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Divine is the spiritual ideal; here it is replaced by the immolation of the individual to the Military and industrial State. Where is there any spirituality in all that? Spirituality can only come by opening of the mind, vital and physical to the inmost soul, to the higher Self, to the Divine, and their subordination to the spiritual forces and instrumentation as channels of the inner light, the higher Knowledge and Power. Other things, mental, aesthetic, vital, are often misnamed spirituality, but they lack that essential character without which the word loses its true significance.
  All that you say only amounts, on the general issue, to the fact that this is a world of slow evolution in which man has emerged out of the beast and is still not out of it, light out of darkness, a higher consciousness out of first a dead and then a struggling and troubled unconsciousness. A spiritual consciousness is emerging and it is through this spiritual consciousness that one can meet the Divine. Religions, full of mental and vital mixed, troubled and ignorant stuff, can only get glimpses of the Divine; positivist reason with its questioning based upon things as they are and refusing to believe in anything that may or will be cannot get

31.10 - East and West, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Further, let us turn to the spiritual practices of the East and the West and their effects on life. What is the nature of European religion? Greece is the mother of modern Europe. The Europe of to-day is the outcome of Graeco-Roman culture. What was the conception of religion in Greece? Her religion surely consisted in all that is decent, lovely and harmonious. But the Greek people failed to discover or envisage the self-existent truth that reigns supreme within the heart of man. They were solely interested in external expression through rhythm; cadence and harmony of a mental or rational idealism. There was Plato, no doubt, and the Platonists and esoterics (like Pythagoras), but Aristotle and not Plato came to be their teacher and legislator. The virtue of the Romans lay in virility and the spirit of conquest and effective organisation of life. And the virtue of Europe has combined in itself the aesthetic sense of Greece and the Military and state spirit of Rome. In Europe they want to regulate life through codes, moral and legal. Forced by circumstances and for the sake of mutual interest they have set up a mode of moral standard, and this they want to impose on all peoples and countries. The utmost contri bution of European religion has been a kind of temporising and understanding with the lower propensities of men and somehow presenting a smooth and decorous surface of life. Association, Arbitration, Federation, Co-existence and such other mottoes and shibboleths that are in the air to-day are but the echoes of that mentality. Deutschtum of Germany sought to transcend this religion of morality. It tried to found religion on some deeper urge within. But in its quest it took the ego for the Self and the demoniac vital energy for the Divine Power.
   No doubt, the East has moral codes and in profusion, but they are not considered to be the last word on spirituality; they all fall under the category of the 'Lesser Knowledge' (Apara Vidya) and therefore the East has not confined itself within the play of the lower - the three gunasof nature. Its gaze is fixed on a still higher region. Europe claims herself to be the follower of the Christ. But how has Christianity developed there? It was the Church martyr in the beginning, it developed into the Church militant which finally turned into the Church political. The Christian church aimed at establishing the kingdom of Heaven on earth, but as a matter of fact, it has succeeded in establishing something of an earthly kingdom only. On the other hand, the religion of the East has quite a different movement. The ideal of the East is represented by Vedic seers like Vasishtha and Viswamitra who sought to realise the great Heavens - the Vast Truth. And their descendants clung to this ideal so firmly that no other thing existed for them. Vasishtha and Viswamitra have been consummated in Buddha and Shankara. The West has brought religion down to the level of the mundane and is about to lose it there, while the East has pushed religion up and is at last on the verge of losing the world in the Brahman or the Void.

32.03 - In This Crisis, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Hence a great responsibility faces every one of us - every one's life has assumed a special value and a special fulfilment. Each of us must take his stand either on this or on the other side. However small and insignificant we may be, whether we consciously adopt some ideal or sadhana or not, practically each of our thoughts, feelings, urges, or actions must be either for one side or for the other. So each of us has before him an immense responsibility which he must accept willingly or unwillingly. We all know that a modern war is a total war, it is not simply for the trained soldier but for all - men, women, children. In society there is no distinction as between Military and non- Military. All have come straight to the front line and taken their stand there. There is no more any chance, any way, any excuse to move aside or away into the background. 'You are Military, so am I' - this is the prevailing mood.
   But then we have to know clearly on which side we are - on the side of truth or of falsehood, and what we want for the earth - light or darkness.

33.03 - Muraripukur - I, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A beginning however was made to introduce some kind of discipline and organisation. It was decided that the entire group should be formed into two sections, one "civil", the other " Military". The " Military" section was to include the active members and the others were to serve as auxiliaries. The idea originally was to build up an armed force, a regular army in fact, with its full complement of weapons and equipment and trained by regular drills. The "civil" side was to deal with external work like journalism, propaganda and recruitment. The Yugantar, and later the Navashakti, became our publicity organs. I was not much attracted by this "civil" side; I wanted to become one of the " Military" men. Prafulla who was one of those dreamy, "introvert", intellectual types and a good writer and speaker took up the "civil" work. They used to say with a touch of humour, no doubt, that he was the Mazzini and I was his Garibaldi. But no provision had yet been made to give this Garibaldi the necessary training in Military drill or the use of weapons. So, I had to begin with the science of warfare rather than its art. Barin was at that time writing his series on The Principles of Modern Warfare for the Yugantar. I too began my study of the subject. I started going to the Imperial Library (now the National Library) in Calcutta for my studies and research. Where could I begin? Well, it was a book called The Art of War by the German Military expert, Clausewitz, a book where the very first sentence ran like this, "The object of warfare is to destroy the enemy and finish with him." I am not sure how this helped me add to my knowledge of warfare or my skill in the art of fighting.
   During my last days in College, I used to study Mazzini in place of King Johnor The Faerie
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   Now, to come back to the Gardens and our organisational system. Nothing could be arranged by way of an armed force, for our work itself took another turn. A Military organisation was now to give place to a terrorist organisation. In the earlier stages, we did not have much faith in terrorist methods, for, as we had seen about Russia, this path led only to mutual assassinations; murder and revenge seemed to follow in an endless succession, leading to no final issue. That is why we had decided on the Military solution. To that end, our efforts had been directed towards forming a new Military force on the one hand and on the other towards sowing the seeds of revolt among the British Indian troops. I remember about a Military police force stationed at Rungpore where the commandant had been won over to a large extent, although I could not say how it would have turned out at the .end.
   In the event, it was none of these methods that brought us independence. Indian independence has come in another way, the inscrutable way of Providence.

33.14 - I Played Football, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Let me tell you a story here in this connection. It is not a story, but a thing that actually happened. It was the time, at the beginning of the century or even earlier, when the youth of Calcutta took to football seriously and enthusiastically. And among the pioneers was the same team - of which I spoke just now - Kumartuli. This club had at its head as manager and inspirer a gentleman who gave his all - money and time and energy - for his organisation. He had the ambition to see his boys play and play successfully with the European and Military teams. It was an ambition. For there was no comparison in those days between a team of British soldiers and a team of weakling Indians. The Indians in football were almost like new recruits in comparison with the seasoned Britons. First of all, the Indians played all bare-footed against eleven pairs of high boots. Secondly, the Britons were strong robust beef-eating bodies while the Indians were almost airy nothings. Thirdly, the British had a long strenuous training behind them: the Indians were newcomers in the field. However, this particular Indian team worked and practised with zeal in view of a match with the Britishers. The result of course was a foregone conclusion. They were lucky to get defeated by only a couple of goals.
   Now the British team had a generous captain who became interested in the matter and undertook to coach and train the Indians. A big tournament came on at about that time and this Indian team was pitted against a famous Military team, Blackwatch or something. The manager - the guiding spirit of the Indian team - was, as I said, a high-spirited, enthusiastic, ebullient personage - he had only one defect, if defect you call it: he was addicted to drinking. That was a fillip to increase his enthusiasm and buoyancy and daredevilry. He used to invite his players to feastings and revelry - to inspire them and encourage them. Now the day of days approached. And the-gentleman was in jitters, terribly nervous: how were his boys to face these giants? And a change came upon him. On the previous day he refrained from drinking, fasted, observed maunaor silence, went to Kalighat and worshipped Mother Kali.
   On the next day the hour struck and the players were about to take the field. The team of British soldiers came in carriages (there were horse-carriages in those days), with music, bugle and drum, singing and shouting, sure of their victory. They were giants indeed, each a Hercules, and the Indians were pigmies before them. The play started. Just then our manager noticed that at a distance, away from the field, under a tree was sitting a Sannyasi. Directly he saw the Sannyasi, he ran, ran towards him and sat before him. The Sannyasi asked what was the matter. He answered that there was to be a fight with British soldiers, our Bengali boys had to be protected, they must win. The Sannyasi enquired whether they had guns and cannon and what was the strength of the enemy. He was answered that it was not that kind of battle - it was a football game. The Sannyasi shook his head and sent him away.

33.15 - My Athletics, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I have told you, we received the call to join the Playground activities. I was enlisted in the Blue Group. In those days it was the Mother who decided who would go to which group; in any case it was done with her knowledge and approval. Udar was our captain. We started learning the steps, "Un, deux, un, deux". Ages ago, I had done some Military marching with the Volunteer Corps, but that was only for a few days. I remember how in that enthusiasm for everything Swadeshi, they had started giving the marching orders in Bengali.
   I had to start on this new athletic career without any preliminary practice or training. Many of you may recall how we joined in our first competitive tournament, on the site along the sea-face where the Tennis grounds stand - they had not yet been built. I had no knowledge of the special technique, there was no warming up or anything. We just walked in and took our positions along the starting line, and off we went as soon as the whistle blew. We simply ran for our lives, with the result that I sprained a thigh muscle in my first run. Luckily, this happened near the finishing line, so I could somehow finish the race. The results were not bad: I shared the second place with Pavitra and Yogananda - the first position went to someone, a sadhu who is no longer with us. I took part in the long jump in the "same manner, without any previous practice or warming up. Some people advised me to do a little preliminary training but my reply was, "My sole events in the course of a whole year are a single race and three jumps. They do not deserve more." This is the opening chapter in my new career of athletics.

33.17 - Two Great Wars, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Some of the War scenes of Pondicherry come to mind. Here there was no question of Volunteers. France has compulsory Military training and Frenchmen on attaining the age of eighteen have to join the armed forces and undergo Military training for a full period of one or two years. The Renonants of Pondicherry, that is, those Indians who had secured their full citizenship rights by renouncing their persona! status under the Indian law, were also subject to this obligation of compulsory Military service. There was in consequence a great agitation among our local friends and associates. They had to leave in large numbers to join the French forces. Among them was our most intimate friend, David, the noted goalie of our celebrated football team. He had only just been married. I remember how regularly his wife used to offer worship to Mariamma (Virgin Mary) praying for his safety and well-being, during the period of nearly three years that he had to be away: they were of course Christians. The plaintive tones of her hymns still ring in my ears. David returned after the War was over, perhaps with the rank of Brigadier. I still remember the welcome he was accorded on his return. He later became the Mayor of Pondicherry. I also recall the story of our Benjamin. His mother burst into sobs as she learnt he was to leave our shores. There were so many mothers and sisters who had to shed bitter tears as they saw off at the pier the boatloads of men. Benjamin- however did not have to go. He became a "reform", that is, disqualified in the medical test.
   Within the country itself, Indian patriots with terrorist leanings tried to use in their own way this opportunity to beat England down to her knees. One such group, "the Gadr party", as it tried to land arms and ammunition obtained by ship from America, was caught red-handed. Another was led by "Tiger" Jyotin, our Tejen's father as you all know, who waged open war with the police at Buribalain in Orissa and died fighting, with all his followers. A third consisting of our 'refugee' patriots assassinated the tyrannical Magistrate, Ashe, through a conspiracy hatched in Pondicherry itself.
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   India had to feel the impact of this War to a considerable extent, though it was mostly our own doing. Perhaps the patriots and lovers of Indian freedom had been losing their patience and they thought that the discomfiture of England was going to be their last and best opportunity; so they created a good deal of trouble. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother held a very different view. What they said in effect was this: "Help the British government to the best of your abilities. Enter every branch of their civil administration and their Military organisation. Associate with them everywhere, on land, in the air and at sea; capture all positions of power, master the technical details. The position that you make for yourself in this manner, the position of competence and authority, will not slip away from you; it will be the unshakable foundation of freedom." Had the way shown by Sri Aurobindo been adopted, the winning of India's independence would have been an easier task and it would have been more complete; many have begun to admit this now. In the actual result what was achieved was a kind of compromise between the two points of view.
   There had come a time however when the success of the enemy appeared as a living menace. We began to hear the warning siren of imminent peril, orders were issued for the black-out of street lighting on the sea-face of Pondicherry and many other similar preparations, though most of them did not go beyond the stage of practice drills. Trenches were dug within the precincts of the Ashram itself to provide a hide-out in case of an air-raid; buckets and sand were kept ready all over the place for extinguishing the fires. This was known as Air Raid Protection work and it was under the care of a local resident, the father of our Shanta and Babu (the Ashram. record-holder in long-jump). He has been dead a long time since, but his widow, the mother of Shanta and Babu, is. still known as Tara ARP to the Mother.
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   I may in this connection tell you another story, a true story and a very pleasant and reassuring one. Some of you may have been actually eye-witnesses. Not so long ago, the air was thick with rumours of a possible danger of a crisis for India: this was a little before the Chinese attack. Was India going to be invaded and subjugated by a foreign Power once again? India was no doubt big and had ample .resources in manpower. But her manpower was little more than that of a rabble, it lacked the cohesion of organised Military strength. The question was put to the Mother at the Playground. The Mother gave a smile and, pointing to the map of India on the wall, said, "Can't you see. who is guarding India? Isn't the north-eastern portion of Kashmir a lion's head with its jaws wide open?" The portion indicated does have the appearance of a lion's head as you can see if you look at it closely. Its nozzle projects with wide open mouth facing the front, as if ready to swallow up anyone who dares to come. It is the Lion of Mother Durga. Another little piece might be added to this story. Matching the lion on our northern frontier, there is an elephant dangling its trunk on the southern tip of India bordering the sea; that too is clearly visible on the map. It is as if giving the warning, "Here am I, the coast-guard ever on the watch. Beware!" It is the Elephant on which rides Lakshmi - gajalaksmi,the divine Mother of Plenty and Beauty. The elephant is the symbol of material power,
   As Hitler was threatening to cover, as with an ominous comet's tail, the whole of earth and sky, one of our sadhaks here sent up to Sri Aurobindo his wail, "What, O Guru, is this happening to the comforting words you gave? Don't you see that the earth is getting on to the verge of ruin? Where, O Saviour, are you?" Sri Aurobindo's reply was a quiet admonition, "Where is the worry? Hitler is not immortal." After a short while the castle that Hitler had built was blown to the winds like a pack of cards. It was as if an all-englobing fog had been puffed away by a breath, a frightful nightmare had got dissolved in the light of the dawn.

3-5 Full Circle, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  As the student spoke, this social transmutation was mapped into a sequence of coordinate systems on the blackboard. According to a recent poll, Americans now consider Switzerl and to be the world's best governed country. But practically no one understands the reason why. The reason is, that this country has undergone, and is still undergoing, an economic-political revolution. This almost invisible revolution has transformed large parts of Switzerland's economy from Capitalism into what they call Social-Capitalism. And this has made Switzerl and much richer and pleasanter than it was before. For instead of being conducted by Military, and thus destructive operations, it has been conducted by constructive economic-political-educational operations. This change occurred as follows:
  Coordinate system 1 represents the traditional Capitalist System, as it existed in Switzerl and in 1925 and still exists in varying degrees in nearly all countries of the partially Free World. Side by side, there are symbiotic ( + , + ) industries and businesses, and monopolistic, predatory ones ( - , + ); there are symbiotic labor organizations, and some who, by monopolistic union practices, systematically exploit and sometimes ruin management ( + , - ).

37.04 - The Story Of Rishi Yajnavalkya, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08, #unset, #Zen
   And Yajnavalkya began, " Not for the sake of the husb and does the husb and become dear, O Maitreyi; the husb and becomes dear for the sake of the Self. It is not because of the wife that she is held dear; it is for the sake of the Self. The son is held dear, not for the sake of the son, but for the sake of the Self. Wealth is dear, cattle are dear, not because of the cattle or wealth, but because of the Self. Spiritual power, Military power, are held dear not for their own sakes, but for the sake of the Self. The other worlds are held dear not for their sakes but for the sake of the Self. The gods too are held dear not because they are gods, but because of the Self. The Vedas are dear all created things are dear, not because of themselves, but because of the Self. Whatever else there be that is held to be dear is so because of the Self. It is this Self that has to be seen, heard about, thought of, meditated upon. The Self being seen, heard of, thought about, meditated upon, all else will be known, O Maitreyi.
   "Let me illustrate. You see this lump of salt. It is of one piece both within and without, has one pervading taste, the taste of salt. In exactly the same way, the Self is of one pervading quality or taste; it is a solid mass of Knowledge. If this Self were to depart from created things, then they would vanish into nothingness. It will then leave no form or name. That is the state of release or liberation."

3.7.2.03 - Mind Nature and Law of Karma, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  At times in the individuals life the rebound of this kind of Karma is decisively, often terribly clear and penal justice is done, although it may come to him in an unexpected fashion, long delayed and from strange quarters; but however satisfactory to our dramatic sense, this is not the common method of retri butive Nature. Her ways are more tortuous, subtle, unobtrusive and indecipherable. Often it is a nation that pays in this way for past crimes and mistakes and the sign manual of the law of the talion is there to point the lesson, but individually it is the innocent who suffer. A commercially minded king of Belgium is moved to make a good thing of the nations rubber estate and human cattle farm in Africa and his agents murder and mutilate and immolate thousands of cheap negro lives to hasten the yield and swell his coffers. This able monarch dies in the splendour of riches and the sacred odour of good fortune, his agents in no way suffer: but here of a sudden comes Germany trampling her armed way towards a dream of Military and commercial empire through prosperous Belgium and massacred men and women and mutilated children startlingly remind us of Karma and illustrate some obscure and capricious law of the talion. Here at least the nation in its corporate being was guilty of complicity, but at other times neither guilty individual nor nation is the payer, but perhaps some well-meaning virtuous blunderer gets the account of evil recompense that should have been paid in of rights by the strong despots before him who went on their way to the end rejoicing in power and splendour and pleasure.
  It is evident that we cannot make much of a force that works out in so strange a fashion, however occasionally striking and dramatic its pointing at cause and consequence. It is too uncertain in its infliction of penalty to serve the end which the human mind expects from a system of penal justice, too inscrutably variable in its incidence to act as an indicator to that element in the human temperament which waits upon expediency and regulates its steps by a prudential eye to consequence. Men and nations continue to act always in the same fashion regardless of this occasional breaking out of the lightnings of a retaliatory doom, these occasional precisions of Karmic justice amidst the uncertainties of the complex measures of the universe. It works really not on the mind and will of manexcept to some degree in a subtle and imperfect fashion on the subconscient mind but outside him as a partial check and regulator helping to maintain the balance of the returns of energy and the life purposes of the world-spirit. Its action is like that of the first line of transitional Karma intended to prevent the success of the vital egoism of man and serves as an interim compression and compulsion until he can discover and succeed in spite of his vital self in obeying a higher law of his being and a purer dynamism of motive in his directing mind and governing spirit. It serves therefore a certain moral purpose in the will in the universe, but is not itself, even in combination with the other, sufficient to be the law of a moral order.

4.2 - Karma, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  291. When Asiatics massacre, it is an atrocity; when Europeans, it is a Military exigency. Appreciate the distinction and ponder over this world's virtues.
  292. Watch the too indignantly righteous. Before long you will find them committing or condoning the very offence which they have so fiercely censured.

5.4.01 - Notes on Root-Sounds, #Vedic and Philological Studies, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   - Military accoutrement
   elephants goad (
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  dolabra an axe, hatchet, Military implement.
  dolo hew with axe .. work with axe or sharp weapon.

7.09 - Right Judgement, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the cheerless land of Guiana, which is so fatal to Europeans, prisons have been established for convicts sentenced to hard labour or transportation. Some years ago, a Military warder was taking a working party to Cayenne when by accident he fell into the harbour just as the tide was coming in.
  At certain times, at low tide, this harbour is almost completely covered with sand, so that it is impossible to disembark.

9.99 - Glossary, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
    Drona: One of the great Military teachers in the Mahabharata.
    Dulali: One of the pet names of Radha.

Aeneid, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Cas'trum I'nuii a town in Latium; Castrum means a Military
  camp, vi, 1023.
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  Helen. In historic times a small Military caste exercised ruthless
  control there over a much larger enslaved population; both boys

Apology, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  And so he proposes death as the penalty. And what shall I propose on my part, O men of Athens? Clearly that which is my due. And what is my due? What return shall be made to the man who has never had the wit to be idle during his whole life; but has been careless of what the many care forwealth, and family interests, and Military offices, and speaking in the assembly, and magistracies, and plots, and parties. Reflecting that I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live, I did not go where I could do no good to you or to myself; but where I could do the greatest good privately to every one of you, thither I went, and sought to persuade every man among you that he must look to himself, and seek virtue and wisdom before he looks to his private interests, and look to the state before he looks to the interests of the state; and that this should be the order which he observes in all his actions. What shall be done to such an one? Doubtless some good thing, O men of Athens, if he has his reward; and the good should be of a kind suitable to him. What would be a reward suitable to a poor man who is your benefactor, and who desires leisure that he may instruct you? There can be no reward so fitting as maintenance in the Prytaneum, O men of Athens, a reward which he deserves far more than the citizen who has won the prize at Olympia in the horse or chariot race, whether the chariots were drawn by two horses or by many. For I am in want, and he has enough; and he only gives you the appearance of happiness, and I give you the reality. And if I am to estimate the penalty fairly, I should say that maintenance in the Prytaneum is the just return.
  Perhaps you think that I am braving you in what I am saying now, as in what I said before about the tears and prayers. But this is not so. I speak rather because I am convinced that I never intentionally wronged any one, although I cannot convince youthe time has been too short; if there were a law at Athens, as there is in other cities, that a capital cause should not be decided in one day, then I believe that I should have convinced you. But I cannot in a moment refute great slanders; and, as I am convinced that I never wronged another, I will assuredly not wrong myself. I will not say of myself that I deserve any evil, or propose any penalty. Why should I? because I am afraid of the penalty of death which Meletus proposes? When I do not know whether death is a good or an evil, why should I propose a penalty which would certainly be an evil? Shall I say imprisonment? And why should I live in prison, and be the slave of the magistrates of the yearof the Eleven? Or shall the penalty be a fine, and imprisonment until the fine is paid? There is the same objection. I should have to lie in prison, for money I have none, and cannot pay. And if I say exile (and this may possibly be the penalty which you will affix), I must indeed be blinded by the love of life, if I am so irrational as to expect that when you, who are my own citizens, cannot endure my discourses and words, and have found them so grievous and odious that you will have no more of them, others are likely to endure me. No indeed, men of Athens, that is not very likely. And what a life should I lead, at my age, wandering from city to city, ever changing my place of exile, and always being driven out! For I am quite sure that wherever I go, there, as here, the young men will flock to me; and if I drive them away, their elders will drive me out at their request; and if I let them come, their fathers and friends will drive me out for their sakes.

BOOK I. - Augustine censures the pagans, who attributed the calamities of the world, and especially the sack of Rome by the Goths, to the Christian religion and its prohibition of the worship of the gods, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Our opponents are offended at our preferring to Cato the saintly Job, who endured dreadful evils in his body rather than deliver himself from all torment by self-inflicted death; or other saints, of whom it is recorded in our authoritative and trustworthy books that they bore captivity and the oppression of their enemies rather than commit suicide. But their own books authorize us to prefer to Marcus Cato, Marcus Regulus. For Cato had never conquered Csar; and when conquered by him, disdained to submit himself to him, and that he might escape this submission put himself to death. Regulus, on the contrary, had formerly conquered the Carthaginians, and in comm and of the army of Rome had won for the Roman republic a victory which no citizen could bewail, and which the enemy himself was constrained to admire; yet afterwards, when he in his turn was defeated by them, he preferred to be their captive rather than to put himself beyond their reach by suicide. Patient under the domination of the Carthaginians, and constant in his love of the Romans, he neither deprived the one of his conquered body, nor the other of his unconquered spirit. Neither was it love of life that prevented him from killing himself. This was plainly enough indicated by his unhesitatingly returning, on account of his promise and oath, to the same enemies whom he had more grievously provoked by his words in the senate than even by his arms in battle. Having such a contempt of life, and preferring to end it by whatever torments excited enemies might contrive, rather than terminate it by his own hand, he could not more distinctly have declared how great a crime he judged suicide to be. Among all their famous and remarkable citizens, the Romans have no better man to boast of than this, who was neither corrupted by prosperity, for he remained a very poor man after winning such victories; nor broken by adversity, for he returned intrepidly to the most miserable end. But if the bravest and most renowned heroes, who had but an earthly country to defend, and who, though they had but false gods, yet rendered them a true worship, and carefully kept their oath to them; if these men, who by the custom[Pg 36] and right of war put conquered enemies to the sword, yet shrank from putting an end to their own lives even when conquered by their enemies; if, though they had no fear at all of death, they would yet rather suffer slavery than commit suicide, how much rather must Christians, the worshippers of the true God, the aspirants to a heavenly citizenship, shrink from this act, if in God's providence they have been for a season delivered into the hands of their enemies to prove or to correct them! And, certainly, Christians subjected to this humiliating condition will not be deserted by the Most High, who for their sakes humbled Himself. Neither should they forget that they are bound by no laws of war, nor Military orders, to put even a conquered enemy to the sword; and if a man may not put to death the enemy who has sinned, or may yet sin against him, who is so infatuated as to maintain that he may kill himself because an enemy has sinned, or is going to sin, against him?
  25. That we should not endeavour by sin to obviate sin.

BOOK III. - The external calamities of Rome, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  At that time, indeed, so many wars were everywhere engaged in, that through scarcity of soldiers they enrolled for Military service the proletarii, who received this name, because, being too poor to equip for Military service, they had leisure to beget offspring.[148] Pyrrhus, king of Greece, and at that time of wide-spread renown, was invited by the Tarentines to enlist himself against Rome. It was to him that Apollo, when consulted regarding the issue of his enterprise, uttered with some pleasantry so ambiguous an oracle, that whichever alternative happened, the god himself should be counted divine. For he so worded the oracle,[149] that whether Pyrrhus was conquered by the Romans, or the Romans by Pyrrhus, the soothsaying god would securely await the issue. And then what frightful massacres of both armies ensued! Yet Pyrrhus remained conqueror, and would have been able now to proclaim Apollo a true diviner, as he understood the oracle, had not the Romans been the conquerors in the next engagement. And while such disastrous wars were being waged, a terrible disease broke out among the women. For the pregnant women died before delivery. And sculapius, I fancy, excused himself in this matter on the ground that he professed to be arch-physician, not midwife. Cattle, too, similarly perished;[Pg 117] so that it was believed that the whole race of animals was destined to become extinct. Then what shall I say of that memorable winter in which the weather was so incredibly severe, that in the Forum frightfully deep snow lay for forty days together, and the Tiber was frozen? Had such things happened in our time, what accusations we should have heard from our enemies! And that other great pestilence, which raged so long and carried off so many; what shall I say of it? Spite of all the drugs of sculapius, it only grew worse in its second year, till at last recourse was had to the Sibylline books,a kind of oracle which, as Cicero says in his De Divinatione, owes significance to its interpreters, who make doubtful conjectures as they can or as they wish. In this instance, the cause of the plague was said to be that so many temples had been used as private residences. And thus sculapius for the present escaped the charge of either ignominious negligence or want of skill. But why were so many allowed to occupy sacred tenements without interference, unless because supplication had long been addressed in vain to such a crowd of gods, and so by degrees the sacred places were deserted of worshippers, and being thus vacant, could without offence be put at least to some human uses? And the temples, which were at that time laboriously recognised and restored that the plague might be stayed, fell afterwards into disuse, and were again devoted to the same human uses. Had they not thus lapsed into obscurity, it could not have been pointed to as proof of Varro's great erudition, that in his work on sacred places he cites so many that were unknown. Meanwhile, the restoration of the temples procured no cure of the plague, but only a fine excuse for the gods.
  18. The disasters suffered by the Romans in the Punic wars, which were not mitigated by the protection of the gods.
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  Omitting many things, that I may not exceed the limits of the work I have proposed to myself, I come to the epoch between the second and last Punic wars, during which, according to Sallust, the Romans lived with the greatest virtue and concord. Now, in this period of virtue and harmony, the great Scipio, the liberator of Rome and Italy, who had with surprising ability brought to a close the second Punic war that horrible, destructive, dangerous contestwho had defeated Hannibal and subdued Carthage, and whose whole life is said to have been dedicated to the gods, and cherished in their temples,this Scipio, after such a triumph, was obliged to yield to the accusations of his enemies, and to leave his country, which his valour had saved and liberated, to spend the remainder of his days in the town of Liternum, so indifferent to a recall from exile, that he is said to have given orders that not even his remains should lie in his ungrateful country. It was at that time also that the proconsul Cn. Manlius, after subduing the Galatians, introduced into Rome the luxury of Asia, more destructive than all hostile armies. It was then that iron bedsteads and expensive carpets were first used; then, too, that female singers were admitted at banquets, and other licentious abominations were introduced. But at present I meant to speak, not of the evils men voluntarily practise, but of those they suffer in spite of themselves. So that the case of Scipio, who succumbed to his enemies, and died in exile from the country he had rescued, was mentioned by me as being pertinent to the present discussion; for this was the reward he received from those Roman gods whose temples he saved from Hannibal, and who are worshipped only for the sake of securing temporal[Pg 124] happiness. But since Sallust, as we have seen, declares that the manners of Rome were never better than at that time, I therefore judged it right to mention the Asiatic luxury then introduced, that it might be seen that what he says is true, only when that period is compared with the others, during which the morals were certainly worse, and the factions more violent. For at that time I mean between the second and third Punic war that notorious Lex Voconia was passed, which prohibited a man from making a woman, even an only daughter, his heir; than which law I am at a loss to conceive what could be more unjust. It is true that in the interval between these two Punic wars the misery of Rome was somewhat less. Abroad, indeed, their forces were consumed by wars, yet also consoled by victories; while at home there were not such disturbances as at other times. But when the last Punic war had terminated in the utter destruction of Rome's rival, which quickly succumbed to the other Scipio, who thus earned for himself the surname of Africanus, then the Roman republic was overwhelmed with such a host of ills, which sprang from the corrupt manners induced by prosperity and security, that the sudden overthrow of Carthage is seen to have injured Rome more seriously than her long-continued hostility. During the whole subsequent period down to the time of Csar Augustus, who seems to have entirely deprived the Romans of liberty,a liberty, indeed, which in their own judgment was no longer glorious, but full of broils and dangers, and which now was quite enervated and languishing, and who submitted all things again to the will of a monarch, and infused as it were a new life into the sickly old age of the republic, and inaugurated a fresh rgime;during this whole period, I say, many Military disasters were sustained on a variety of occasions, all of which I here pass by. There was specially the treaty of Numantia, blotted as it was with extreme disgrace; for the sacred chickens, they say, flew out of the coop, and thus augured disaster to Mancinus the consul; just as if, during all these years in which that little city of Numantia had withstood the besieging army of Rome, and had become a terror to the republic, the other generals had all marched against it under unfavourable auspices.
  [Pg 125]

BOOK VII. - Of the select gods of the civil theology, and that eternal life is not obtained by worshipping them, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  If there is any one whom the sixth book, which I have last finished, has not persuaded that this divinity, or, so to speak, deity for this word also our authors do not hesitate to use, in order to translate more accurately that which the Greeks call ;if there is any one, I say, whom the sixth book has not persuaded that this divinity or deity is not to be[Pg 259] found in that theology which they call civil, and which Marcus Varro has explained in sixteen books,that is, that the happiness of eternal life is not attainable through the worship of gods such as states have established to be worshipped, and that in such a form,perhaps, when he has read this book, he will not have anything further to desire in order to the clearing up of this question. For it is possible that some one may think that at least the select and chief gods, whom Varro comprised in his last book, and of whom we have not spoken sufficiently, are to be worshipped on account of the blessed life, which is none other than eternal. In respect to which matter I do not say what Tertullian said, perhaps more wittily than truly, "If gods are selected like onions, certainly the rest are rejected as bad."[245] I do not say this, for I see that even from among the select, some are selected for some greater and more excellent office: as in warfare, when recruits have been elected, there are some again elected from among those for the performance of some greater Military service; and in the church, when persons are elected to be overseers, certainly the rest are not rejected, since all good Christians are deservedly called elect; in the erection of a building corner stones are elected, though the other stones, which are destined for other parts of the structure, are not rejected; grapes are elected for eating, whilst the others, which we leave for drinking, are not rejected. There is no need of adducing many illustrations, since the thing is evident. Wherefore the selection of certain gods from among many affords no proper reason why either he who wrote on this subject, or the worshippers of the gods, or the gods themselves, should be spurned. We ought rather to seek to know what gods these are, and for what purpose they may appear to have been selected.
  2. Who are the select gods, and whether they are held to be exempt from the offices of the commoner gods.

BOOK XIII. - That death is penal, and had its origin in Adam's sin, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  [126] The gates of Janus were not the gates of a temple, but the gates of a passage called Janus, which was used only for Military purposes; shut therefore in peace, open in war.
  [127] The year of the Consuls T. Manlius and C. Atilius, a. u. c. 519.

BOOK XX. - Of the last judgment, and the declarations regarding it in the Old and New Testaments, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, and shall go out to seduce the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and shall draw them to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea." This, then, is his purpose in seducing them, to draw them to this battle. For even before this he was wont to use as many and various seductions as he could continue. And the words "he shall go out" mean, he shall burst forth from lurking hatred into open persecution. For this persecution, occurring while the final judgment is imminent, shall be the last which shall be endured by the holy Church throughout the world, the whole city of Christ being assailed by the whole city of the devil, as each exists on earth. For these nations which he names Gog and Magog are not to be understood of some barbarous nations in some part of the world, whether the Get and Massaget, as some conclude from the initial letters, or some other foreign nations not under the Roman government. For John marks that they are spread over the whole earth, when he says, "The nations which are in the four corners of the earth," and he added that these are Gog and Magog. The meaning of these names we find to be, Gog, "a roof," Magog, "from a roof,"a house, as it were, and he who comes out of the house. They are therefore the nations in which we found that the devil was shut up as in an abyss, and the devil himself coming out[Pg 370] from them and going forth, so that they are the roof, he from the roof. Or if we refer both words to the nations, not one to them and one to the devil, then they are both the roof, because in them the old enemy is at present shut up, and as it were roofed in; and they shall be from the roof when they break forth from concealed to open hatred. The words, "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints and the beloved city," do not mean that they have come, or shall come, to one place, as if the camp of the saints and the beloved city should be in some one place; for this camp is nothing else than the Church of Christ extending over the whole world. And consequently wherever the Church shall be,and it shall be in all nations, as is signified by "the breadth of the earth,"there also shall be the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and there it shall be encompassed by the savage persecution of all its enemies; for they too shall exist along with it in all nations,that is, it shall be straitened, and hard pressed, and shut up in the straits of tribulation, but shall not desert its Military duty, which is signified by the word "camp."
  12. Whether the fire that came down out of heaven and devoured them refers to the last punishment of the wicked.

Deutsches Requiem, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  (kerndeutsch) and Military spirit. In 1929 I entered the Party.
  I will say little of my years of apprenticeship. They were more

Gorgias, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Rhetoric treats of discourse; but music and medicine, and other particular arts, are also concerned with discourse; in what way then does rhetoric differ from them? Gorgias draws a distinction between the arts which deal with words, and the arts which have to do with external actions. Socrates extends this distinction further, and divides all productive arts into two classes: (1) arts which may be carried on in silence; and (2) arts which have to do with words, or in which words are coextensive with action, such as arithmetic, geometry, rhetoric. But still Gorgias could hardly have meant to say that arithmetic was the same as rhetoric. Even in the arts which are concerned with words there are differences. What then distinguishes rhetoric from the other arts which have to do with words? 'The words which rhetoric uses relate to the best and greatest of human things.' But tell me, Gorgias, what are the best? 'Health first, beauty next, wealth third,' in the words of the old song, or how would you rank them? The arts will come to you in a body, each claiming precedence and saying that her own good is superior to that of the restHow will you choose between them? 'I should say, Socrates, that the art of persuasion, which gives freedom to all men, and to individuals power in the state, is the greatest good.' But what is the exact nature of this persuasion?is the persevering retort: You could not describe Zeuxis as a painter, or even as a painter of figures, if there were other painters of figures; neither can you define rhetoric simply as an art of persuasion, because there are other arts which persuade, such as arithmetic, which is an art of persuasion about odd and even numbers. Gorgias is made to see the necessity of a further limitation, and he now defines rhetoric as the art of persuading in the law courts, and in the assembly, about the just and unjust. But still there are two sorts of persuasion: one which gives knowledge, and another which gives belief without knowledge; and knowledge is always true, but belief may be either true or false,there is therefore a further question: which of the two sorts of persuasion does rhetoric effect in courts of law and assemblies? Plainly that which gives belief and not that which gives knowledge; for no one can impart a real knowledge of such matters to a crowd of persons in a few minutes. And there is another point to be considered:when the assembly meets to advise about walls or docks or Military expeditions, the rhetorician is not taken into counsel, but the architect, or the general. How would Gorgias explain this phenomenon? All who intend to become disciples, of whom there are several in the company, and not Socrates only, are eagerly asking:About what then will rhetoric teach us to persuade or advise the state?
  Gorgias illustrates the nature of rhetoric by adducing the example of Themistocles, who persuaded the Athenians to build their docks and walls, and of Pericles, whom Socrates himself has heard speaking about the middle wall of the Piraeus. He adds that he has exercised a similar power over the patients of his brother Herodicus. He could be chosen a physician by the assembly if he pleased, for no physician could compete with a rhetorician in popularity and influence. He could persuade the multitude of anything by the power of his rhetoric; not that the rhetorician ought to abuse this power any more than a boxer should abuse the art of self-defence. Rhetoric is a good thing, but, like all good things, may be unlawfully used. Neither is the teacher of the art to be deemed unjust because his pupils are unjust and make a bad use of the lessons which they have learned from him.
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  SOCRATES: Come, then, and let us see what we really mean about rhetoric; for I do not know what my own meaning is as yet. When the assembly meets to elect a physician or a shipwright or any other craftsman, will the rhetorician be taken into counsel? Surely not. For at every election he ought to be chosen who is most skilled; and, again, when walls have to be built or harbours or docks to be constructed, not the rhetorician but the master workman will advise; or when generals have to be chosen and an order of battle arranged, or a position taken, then the Military will advise and not the rhetoricians: what do you say, Gorgias? Since you profess to be a rhetorician and a maker of rhetoricians, I cannot do better than learn the nature of your art from you. And here let me assure you that I have your interest in view as well as my own. For likely enough some one or other of the young men present might desire to become your pupil, and in fact I see some, and a good many too, who have this wish, but they would be too modest to question you. And therefore when you are interrogated by me, I would have you imagine that you are interrogated by them. 'What is the use of coming to you, Gorgias?' they will say'about what will you teach us to advise the state?about the just and unjust only, or about those other things also which Socrates has just mentioned?' How will you answer them?
  GORGIAS: I like your way of leading us on, Socrates, and I will endeavour to reveal to you the whole nature of rhetoric. You must have heard, I think, that the docks and the walls of the Athenians and the plan of the harbour were devised in accordance with the counsels, partly of Themistocles, and partly of Pericles, and not at the suggestion of the builders.

Liber 46 - The Key of the Mysteries, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   Military mouth of Cambronne. The drawings which pencils will trace if
   left to their own devices very often reproduce shapeless phalli, such

Phaedo, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  3. At the outset of the discussion we may clear away a confusion. We certainly do not mean by the immortality of the soul the immortality of fame, which whether worth having or not can only be ascribed to a very select class of the whole race of mankind, and even the interest in these few is comparatively short-lived. To have been a benefactor to the world, whether in a higher or a lower sphere of life and thought, is a great thing: to have the reputation of being one, when men have passed out of the sphere of earthly praise or blame, is hardly worthy of consideration. The memory of a great man, so far from being immortal, is really limited to his own generation:so long as his friends or his disciples are alive, so long as his books continue to be read, so long as his political or Military successes fill a page in the history of his country. The praises which are bestowed upon him at his death hardly last longer than the flowers which are strewed upon his coffin or the 'immortelles' which are laid upon his tomb. Literature makes the most of its heroes, but the true man is well aware that far from enjoying an immortality of fame, in a generation or two, or even in a much shorter time, he will be forgotten and the world will get on without him.
  4. Modern philosophy is perplexed at this whole question, which is sometimes fairly given up and handed over to the realm of faith. The perplexity should not be forgotten by us when we attempt to submit the Phaedo of Plato to the requirements of logic. For what idea can we form of the soul when separated from the body? Or how can the soul be united with the body and still be independent? Is the soul related to the body as the ideal to the real, or as the whole to the parts, or as the subject to the object, or as the cause to the effect, or as the end to the means? Shall we say with Aristotle, that the soul is the entelechy or form of an organized living body? or with Plato, that she has a life of her own? Is the Pythagorean image of the harmony, or that of the monad, the truer expression? Is the soul related to the body as sight to the eye, or as the boatman to his boat? (Arist. de Anim.) And in another state of being is the soul to be conceived of as vanishing into infinity, hardly possessing an existence which she can call her own, as in the pantheistic system of Spinoza: or as an individual informing another body and entering into new relations, but retaining her own character? (Compare Gorgias.) Or is the opposition of soul and body a mere illusion, and the true self neither soul nor body, but the union of the two in the 'I' which is above them? And is death the assertion of this individuality in the higher nature, and the falling away into nothingness of the lower? Or are we vainly attempting to pass the boundaries of human thought? The body and the soul seem to be inseparable, not only in fact, but in our conceptions of them; and any philosophy which too closely unites them, or too widely separates them, either in this life or in another, disturbs the balance of human nature. No thinker has perfectly adjusted them, or been entirely consistent with himself in describing their relation to one another. Nor can we wonder that Plato in the infancy of human thought should have confused mythology and philosophy, or have mistaken verbal arguments for real ones.

r1913 01 25, #Record of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   Todays news corrects yesterdays failure. Recent trikaldrishtis have been that the Cabinet was hopeless of relieving Adrianople or of doing more than holding out at Tchataldja, that money was lacking and that the Russians were threatening an invasion of Asiatic Turkey; that Kiamil Pasha was hesitating whether to hold out or yield or resign; that in the Army & City there was profound dissatisfaction. All these have been justified. Aishwarya has been that the Note of the Powers should be rejected, but not cavalierly; that the Islands of the coast & Adrianople should be insisted on or else Kiamil resign; that there should be a change of Military comm and and a Cabinet containing the chief Young Turks and, if possible, others determined to hold out, should come in. Today this Aishwarya has been in substance fulfilled. The situation is felt to be full of dangers (Abdulla Pacha, the Powers, Russia, lack of money, possible defeat,) but also there are possibilities if the Aishwarya can prevail (sympathy of Triple Alliance, at least Austria & Germany, energy of the Young Turks, desire of the army for war, finally, the Aishwarya itself, which is growing stronger every day). No definite trikaldrishti of the result arrives, unless the lipi indications Tchorlu. Lules Burgas, belong to the present time.
   The trikaldrishti is now in a state in which a throng of true perceptions constantly present themselves, but cannot yet be given their right value. Eg yesterday, the crude rupa of a prawn suggested itself and the indication was that there would be prawns for the nights meal; but the mind was afraid to accept the indication both from past experience of error in interpretation of lipi & rupa and because it was at the same time suggested that there would be fish for the nights meal. At the same time it was suggested that the prawn would be for breakfast, this was again negatived in favour of bread for breakfast and prawns for the days meal; but there was no feeling of certainty. As it turned out, there were both prawns and fish for the nights meal, bread for breakfast & prawns and fish again for the days meal. Certainty is unable to establish itself in the midst of this chaos. It is only when there is no attempt to decide or forecast, that the trikaldrishti is correct in all or most particulars. It is this uncertainty that is now being attacked; first, by distinguishing at the moment of its action the pseudo-trikaldrishti of volitional or creative perception, which may or may not be fulfilled, from the true trikaldrishti; secondly, by distinguishing the opposite or tamasic pseudo-trikaldrishti, overstressed perception of the possibilities of failure and adverse happening, which also may or may not occur, from the true trikaldrishti; thirdly, by the right arrangement of true perceptions so that their full sense may not be misinterpreted.

r1914 12 13, #Record of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   4) thorough Military charge (change?)
   5) lose not the entire faith

Sophist, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  STRANGER: Let us define piracy, man-stealing, tyranny, the whole Military art, by one name, as hunting with violence.
  THEAETETUS: Very good.

Symposium translated by B Jowett, #Symposium, #Plato, #Philosophy
  The divine image of beauty which resides within Socrates has been revealed; the Silenus, or outward man, has now to be exhibited. The description of Socrates follows immediately after the speech of Socrates; one is the complement of the other. At the height of divine inspiration, when the force of nature can no further go, by way of contrast to this extreme idealism, Alcibiades, accompanied by a troop of revellers and a flute-girl, staggers in, and being drunk is able to tell of things which he would have been ashamed to make known if he had been sober. The state of his affections towards Socrates, unintelligible to us and perverted as they appear, affords an illustration of the power ascribed to the loves of man in the speech of Pausanias. He does not suppose his feelings to be peculiar to himself: there are several other persons in the company who have been equally in love with Socrates, and like himself have been deceived by him. The singular part of this confession is the combination of the most degrading passion with the desire of virtue and improvement. Such an union is not wholly untrue to human nature, which is capable of combining good and evil in a degree beyond what we can easily conceive. In imaginative persons, especially, the God and beast in man seem to part asunder more than is natural in a well-regulated mind. The Platonic Socrates (for of the real Socrates this may be doubted: compare his public rebuke of Critias for his shameful love of Euthydemus in Xenophon, Memorabilia) does not regard the greatest evil of Greek life as a thing not to be spoken of; but it has a ridiculous element (Plato's Symp.), and is a subject for irony, no less than for moral reprobation (compare Plato's Symp.). It is also used as a figure of speech which no one interpreted literally (compare Xen. Symp.). Nor does Plato feel any repugnance, such as would be felt in modern times, at bringing his great master and hero into connexion with nameless crimes. He is contented with representing him as a saint, who has won 'the Olympian victory' over the temptations of human nature. The fault of taste, which to us is so glaring and which was recognized by the Greeks of a later age (Athenaeus), was not perceived by Plato himself. We are still more surprised to find that the philosopher is incited to take the first step in his upward progress (Symp.) by the beauty of young men and boys, which was alone capable of inspiring the modern feeling of romance in the Greek mind. The passion of love took the spurious form of an enthusiasm for the ideal of beautya worship as of some godlike image of an Apollo or Antinous. But the love of youth when not depraved was a love of virtue and modesty as well as of beauty, the one being the expression of the other; and in certain Greek states, especially at Sparta and Thebes, the honourable attachment of a youth to an elder man was a part of his education. The 'army of lovers and their beloved who would be invincible if they could be united by such a tie' (Symp.), is not a mere fiction of Plato's, but seems actually to have existed at Thebes in the days of Epaminondas and Pelopidas, if we may believe writers cited anonymously by Plutarch, Pelop. Vit. It is observable that Plato never in the least degree excuses the depraved love of the body (compare Charm.; Rep.; Laws; Symp.; and once more Xenophon, Mem.), nor is there any Greek writer of mark who condones or approves such connexions. But owing partly to the puzzling nature of the subject these friendships are spoken of by Plato in a manner different from that customary among ourselves. To most of them we should hesitate to ascribe, any more than to the attachment of Achilles and Patroclus in Homer, an immoral or licentious character. There were many, doubtless, to whom the love of the fair mind was the noblest form of friendship (Rep.), and who deemed the friendship of man with man to be higher than the love of woman, because altogether separated from the bodily appetites. The existence of such attachments may be reasonably attri buted to the inferiority and seclusion of woman, and the want of a real family or social life and parental influence in Hellenic cities; and they were encouraged by the practice of gymnastic exercises, by the meetings of political clubs, and by the tie of Military companionship. They were also an educational institution: a young person was specially entrusted by his parents to some elder friend who was expected by them to train their son in manly exercises and in virtue. It is not likely that a Greek parent committed him to a lover, any more than we should to a schoolmaster, in the expectation that he would be corrupted by him, but rather in the hope that his morals would be better cared for than was possible in a great household of slaves.
  It is difficult to adduce the authority of Plato either for or against such practices or customs, because it is not always easy to determine whether he is speaking of 'the heavenly and philosophical love, or of the coarse Polyhymnia:' and he often refers to this (e.g. in the Symposium) half in jest, yet 'with a certain degree of seriousness.' We observe that they entered into one part of Greek literature, but not into another, and that the larger part is free from such associations. Indecency was an element of the ludicrous in the old Greek Comedy, as it has been in other ages and countries. But effeminate love was always condemned as well as ridiculed by the Comic poets; and in the New Comedy the allusions to such topics have disappeared. They seem to have been no longer tolerated by the greater refinement of the age. False sentiment is found in the Lyric and Elegiac poets; and in mythology 'the greatest of the Gods' (Rep.) is not exempt from evil imputations. But the morals of a nation are not to be judged of wholly by its literature. Hellas was not necessarily more corrupted in the days of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars, or of Plato and the Orators, than England in the time of Fielding and Smollett, or France in the nineteenth century. No one supposes certain French novels to be a representation of ordinary French life. And the greater part of Greek literature, beginning with Homer and including the tragedians, philosophers, and, with the exception of the Comic poets (whose business was to raise a laugh by whatever means), all the greater writers of Hellas who have been preserved to us, are free from the taint of indecency.

Talks With Sri Aurobindo 1, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  was most surprising, his penetrating insight into Military affairs. Once someone asked him, "Did you ever use the Military genius you seem to have?" He
  replied briefly, "Not in this life." Sri Aurobindo could foresee, as it were, the
  --
  guerilla warfare, as in the Irish Sinn Fein. But at the present stage of Military
  conditions such things are impossible and bound to fail.
  --
  and financially poorer. The Germans, even with their great soldierly qualities, could not throw up any remarkable Military genius like Foche. If Foche
  had been placed in comm and sooner, the war would have ended much earlier.
  --
  Here Purani brought in the topic of the Mahabharata, mention G. Ram's interpretation of that poem as symbolic, Bhima symbolising Military genius
  and Draupadi...
  --
  PURANI: Even the Congress Ministers are not keeping to the policy of non-violence. They are planning and enforcing Military training in the United
  Provinces, the Central Provinces, Bombay and Madras.
  --
  had its empire in the past. Al I India can have Military training and equipment in a short time.
  NIRODBARAN: But what about the Muslims?
  --
  a feat of Military genius. But, there is now a tendency to belittle even his
   Military genius. They say it was his generals who were the Military genius of
  his campaigns and not he. In the same way they belittle Genghis Khan and
  --
  between Military violence and non-violent peaceful development. But things
  165
  --
  SRI AUROBINDO: Russia is unreliable. One doesn't know its Military strength.
  At one time it was supposed to have the biggest air-force. But according to
  --
  increasing the country's wealth and, third, by building up Military machine.
  Exactly the same thing should be done in India by the Congress Ministers.
  --
  PURANI: Papers report that although Germany has Military power economic
  position is unsatisfactory.
  --
  the economic structure will last long enough to allow her Military strength to
  tell. If the Germans can win a war quickly, they can go on winning.
  --
  PURANI: And what has happened to the Military power of France? We used to
  hear so much about her preparedness.
  --
  not have enough Military strength on land, but the economic resources and
  man-power will make up for it.
  --
  PURANI (after a lull): Saravan has been accepted for Military training. He was
  a reservist.
  --
  As usual Purani entered with a strong Military step and took a few deep
  breaths looking at Sri Aurobindo. Champaklal and Nirodbaran were stealing a smile at each other over him when suddenly Champaklal burst out
  --
  NIRODBARAN: The poor Finns are fighting all alone. Nobody gives Military
  help. How long can they resist?
  --
  plenty of ammunition and Military equipment for themselves. I don't know
  whether they have enough to spare.
  --
  PURANI: Lloyd George in his memoirs has severely criticised the Military
  technicians . He says in the last war the generals didn't want to attack Germany from the South because it wasn't the right technique.
  --
  SRI AUROBINDO: Not cry? In Baroda the Military department instituted a drill
  of urination. (Laughter) As soon as the order was passed, everybody would
  --
  some sort of a Military training, to kill and get killed. Otherwise it was never
  my idea that by throwing a few bombs we could overthrow the British Government. And that probably was the reason for the split among them. P. Mitra was for original idea while Barin was for this terrorism. I was never in

Talks With Sri Aurobindo 2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
  mean the Military officers who wanted to fight with the British. One of them
  even wanted to commit suicide. (Laughter)
  --
  by the Military. They are dictated by the German High Command.
  SATYENDRA: If they have surrendered everything, why did they fight at
  --
  PURANI: Some Military correspondent.
  SRI AUROBINDO: With the Chinese?
  --
  they call para- Military uniformsany that may have a Military-uniform
  semblance. Apart from that, organisations can exist.
  --
  The Ptain Government has acceded to Japan's demand for naval Military
  bases in Indo-China; at first it was reported they would resist.
  --
  PURANI: It seems that behind Japan's demand for naval Military bases in
  Indo-China, there must be Hitler's pressure on the Ptain Government to accede to the Japanese demand.
  --
  In the recent Military pact Japan has been given the right to be the leader
  of Asia.
  --
  provide the Military resistance.
  NIRODBARAN: But did he expect no resistance?
  --
  PURANI: Some Military correspondent writes that Britain could start an offensive and invade Germany through the Adriatic.
  SRI AUROBINDO: They are looking far ahead. But where will they land
  --
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, that was an instance of a Military commander doing something on his own authority, while here it is a regime. Wherever
  Hitler goes, he starts that regime.
  --
  Napoleon had many sides: he was not only a Military general, but also an
  administrator, organiser, legislator and many other things. It was he who organised France and Europe, stabilised the French Revolution. Besides being
  a legislator he established the bases of social laws, administration and finance which are followed even today. He is not only the greatest Military genius in history but one of the greatest men, with manifold capacities. Hitler
  is a man of one idea, with no intellect, which he applies with strong force
  --
  NIRODBARAN: But as regards Military genius they say he is as great as
  Napoleon.

The Act of Creation text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  significance, (b) Military strategy, (c) the condition of his liver, (d) the
  constellation of the planets. We can call these 'frames of reference* or
  --
  my Military service; so I was very differendy occupied. One day,
  going along the street, the solution of the difficulty which had
  --
  it means a special type of organization (such as a Military hierarchy) in
  which the overall control is centralized at the apex of a kind of genea-
  --
  (the barons, or the Military, or the miners) may get over-excited and
  out of control; the individual, for the same reasons, may give un-
  --
  later when he heard a Military band, it meant soldier, and finally all
  kinds of noises, including sounds like claps and thuds. . . . Another

The Aleph, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Only once in my life have I had occasion to look into the fifteen thousand alexandrines of the Polyolbion, that topographical epic in which Michael Drayton recorded the flora, fauna, hydrography, orography, Military and monastic history of England. I am sure, however, that this limited but bulky production is less boring than Carlos Argentino's similar vast undertaking. Daneri had in mind to set to verse the entire face of the planet, and, by 1941, had already dispatched a number of acres of the State of Queensland, nearly a mile of the course run by the River Ob, a gasworks to the north of Veracruz, the leading shops in the Buenos Aires parish of Concepcin, the villa of Mariana Cambaceres de Alvear in the Belgrano section of the Argentine capital, and a Turkish baths establishment not far from the well-known Brighton Aquarium. He read me certain long-winded passages from his Australian section, and at one point praised a word of his own coining, the colour "celestewhite," which he felt "actually suggests the sky, an element of utmost importance in the landscape of the Down Under." But these sprawling, lifeless hexameters lacked even the relative excitement of the so-called Augural Canto. Along about midnight, I left.
  Two Sundays later, Daneri rang me up -- perhaps for the first time in his life. He suggested we get together at four o'clock "for cocktails in the salon-bar next door, which the forward-looking Zunino and Zungri -- my landlords, as you doubtless recall -- are throwing open to the public. It's a place you'll really want to get to know."

The Coming Race Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  number of pockets (to use a current Military
  phrase) left behind which guarded the spirit

The Gospel According to Mark, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." 19 Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so; 20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him. 21 A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and Military commanders and the leading men of Galilee; 22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you." 23 And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom." 24 And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." 25 Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." 26 And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her. 27 Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison, 28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.
  The Return of the Twelve

The Immortal, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  I cannot say how many days and nights passed over me. In pain, unable to return to the shelter of the caverns, naked on the unknown sand, I let the moon and the sun cast lots for my bleak fate. The Troglodytes, childlike in their barbarity, helped me neither survive nor die. In vain did I plead with them to kill me. One day, with the sharp edge of a flake of rock, I severed my bonds. The next, I stood up and was able to beg or steal - I, Marcus Flaminius Rufus, Military tribune of one of the legions of Rome - my first abominated mouthful of serpent's flesh.
  Out of avidity to see the Immortals, to touch that more than human City, I could hardly sleep. And as though the Troglodytes could divine my goal, they did not sleep, either. At first I presumed they were keeping a watch over me; later, I imagined that my uneasiness had communicated itself to them, as dogs can be infected in that way. For my departure from the barbarous village I chose the most public of times, sunset, when almost all the men emerged from their holes and crevices in the earth and gazed out unseeingly toward the west. I prayed aloud, less to plead for divine favor than to intimidate the tribe with articulate speech. I crossed the stream bed clogged with sandbars and turned my steps toward the City.

The Shadow Out Of Time, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  visibility, while other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and Military use of
  great winds. Singular whistling noises, and colossal footprints made up of five circular

Thus Spoke Zarathustra text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  his brief Military service, and at one point the idea that
  he must challenge a man to a duel with pistols? For that

Timaeus, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  There was another reason why numbers had so great an influence over the minds of early thinkersthey were verified by experience. Every use of them, even the most trivial, assured men of their truth; they were everywhere to be found, in the least things and the greatest alike. One, two, three, counted on the fingers was a 'trivial matter (Rep.), a little instrument out of which to create a world; but from these and by the help of these all our knowledge of nature has been developed. They were the measure of all things, and seemed to give law to all things; nature was rescued from chaos and confusion by their power; the notes of music, the motions of the stars, the forms of atoms, the evolution and recurrence of days, months, years, the Military divisions of an army, the civil divisions of a state, seemed to afford a 'present witness' of themwhat would have become of man or of the world if deprived of number (Rep.)? The mystery of number and the mystery of music were akin. There was a music of rhythm and of harmonious motion everywhere; and to the real connexion which existed between music and number, a fanciful or imaginary relation was superadded. There was a music of the spheres as well as of the notes of the lyre. If in all things seen there was number and figure, why should they not also pervade the unseen world, with which by their wonderful and unchangeable nature they seemed to hold communion?
  Two other points strike us in the use which the ancient philosophers made of numbers. First, they applied to external nature the relations of them which they found in their own minds; and where nature seemed to be at variance with number, as for example in the case of fractions, they protested against her (Rep.; Arist. Metaph.). Having long meditated on the properties of 1:2:4:8, or 1:3:9:27, or of 3, 4, 5, they discovered in them many curious correspondences and were disposed to find in them the secret of the universe. Secondly, they applied number and figure equally to those parts of physics, such as astronomy or mechanics, in which the modern philosopher expects to find them, and to those in which he would never think of looking for them, such as physiology and psychology. For the sciences were not yet divided, and there was nothing really irrational in arguing that the same laws which regulated the heavenly bodies were partially applied to the erring limbs or brain of man. Astrology was the form which the lively fancy of ancient thinkers almost necessarily gave to astronomy. The observation that the lower principle, e.g. mechanics, is always seen in the higher, e.g. in the phenomena of life, further tended to perplex them. Plato's doctrine of the same and the other ruling the courses of the heavens and of the human body is not a mere vagary, but is a natural result of the state of knowledge and thought at which he had arrived.
  --
  He replied:In the Egyptian Delta, at the head of which the river Nile divides, there is a certain district which is called the district of Sais, and the great city of the district is also called Sais, and is the city from which King Amasis came. The citizens have a deity for their foundress; she is called in the Egyptian tongue Neith, and is asserted by them to be the same whom the Hellenes call Athene; they are great lovers of the Athenians, and say that they are in some way related to them. To this city came Solon, and was received there with great honour; he asked the priests who were most skilful in such matters, about antiquity, and made the discovery that neither he nor any other Hellene knew anything worth mentioning about the times of old. On one occasion, wishing to draw them on to speak of antiquity, he began to tell about the most ancient things in our part of the worldabout Phoroneus, who is called 'the first man,' and about Niobe; and after the Deluge, of the survival of Deucalion and Pyrrha; and he traced the genealogy of their descendants, and reckoning up the dates, tried to compute how many years ago the events of which he was speaking happened. Thereupon one of the priests, who was of a very great age, said: O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Paethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father's chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore. And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, delivers and preserves us. When, on the other hand, the gods purge the earth with a deluge of water, the survivors in your country are herdsmen and shepherds who dwell on the mountains, but those who, like you, live in cities are carried by the rivers into the sea. Whereas in this land, neither then nor at any other time, does the water come down from above on the fields, having always a tendency to come up from below; for which reason the traditions preserved here are the most ancient. The fact is, that wherever the extremity of winter frost or of summer sun does not prevent, mankind exist, sometimes in greater, sometimes in lesser numbers. And whatever happened either in your country or in ours, or in any other region of which we are informedif there were any actions noble or great or in any other way remarkable, they have all been written down by us of old, and are preserved in our temples. Whereas just when you and other nations are beginning to be provided with letters and the other requisites of civilized life, after the usual interval, the stream from heaven, like a pestilence, comes pouring down, and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters and education; and so you have to begin all over again like children, and know nothing of what happened in ancient times, either among us or among yourselves. As for those genealogies of yours which you just now recounted to us, Solon, they are no better than the tales of children. In the first place you remember a single deluge only, but there were many previous ones; in the next place, you do not know that there formerly dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, and that you and your whole city are descended from a small seed or remnant of them which survived. And this was unknown to you, because, for many generations, the survivors of that destruction died, leaving no written word. For there was a time, Solon, before the great deluge of all, when the city which now is Athens was first in war and in every way the best governed of all cities, is said to have performed the noblest deeds and to have had the fairest constitution of any of which tradition tells, under the face of heaven. Solon marvelled at his words, and earnestly requested the priests to inform him exactly and in order about these former citizens. You are welcome to hear about them, Solon, said the priest, both for your own sake and for that of your city, and above all, for the sake of the goddess who is the common patron and parent and educator of both our cities. She founded your city a thousand years before ours (Observe that Plato gives the same date (9000 years ago) for the foundation of Athens and for the repulse of the invasion from Atlantis (Crit.).), receiving from the Earth and Hephaestus the seed of your race, and afterwards she founded ours, of which the constitution is recorded in our sacred registers to be 8000 years old. As touching your citizens of 9000 years ago, I will briefly inform you of their laws and of their most famous action; the exact particulars of the whole we will hereafter go through at our leisure in the sacred registers themselves. If you compare these very laws with ours you will find that many of ours are the counterpart of yours as they were in the olden time. In the first place, there is the caste of priests, which is separated from all the others; next, there are the artificers, who ply their several crafts by themselves and do not intermix; and also there is the class of shepherds and of hunters, as well as that of husbandmen; and you will observe, too, that the warriors in Egypt are distinct from all the other classes, and are commanded by the law to devote themselves solely to Military pursuits; moreover, the weapons which they carry are shields and spears, a style of equipment which the goddess taught of Asiatics first to us, as in your part of the world first to you. Then as to wisdom, do you observe how our law from the very first made a study of the whole order of things, extending even to prophecy and medicine which gives health, out of these divine elements deriving what was needful for human life, and adding every sort of knowledge which was akin to them. All this order and arrangement the goddess first imparted to you when establishing your city; and she chose the spot of earth in which you were born, because she saw that the happy temperament of the seasons in that land would produce the wisest of men. Wherefore the goddess, who was a lover both of war and of wisdom, selected and first of all settled that spot which was the most likely to produce men likest herself. And there you dwelt, having such laws as these and still better ones, and excelled all mankind in all virtue, as became the children and disciples of the gods.
  Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour. For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. She was pre-eminent in courage and Military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes. And when the rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell within the pillars. But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.
  I have told you briefly, Socrates, what the aged Critias heard from Solon and related to us. And when you were speaking yesterday about your city and citizens, the tale which I have just been repeating to you came into my mind, and I remarked with astonishment how, by some mysterious coincidence, you agreed in almost every particular with the narrative of Solon; but I did not like to speak at the moment. For a long time had elapsed, and I had forgotten too much; I thought that I must first of all run over the narrative in my own mind, and then I would speak. And so I readily assented to your request yesterday, considering that in all such cases the chief difficulty is to find a tale suitable to our purpose, and that with such a tale we should be fairly well provided.

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--- Overview of noun military

The noun military has 1 sense (first 1 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (1) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine ::: (the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker")

--- Overview of adj military

The adj military has 3 senses (first 3 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (37) military ::: (of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare; "military law")
2. (12) military ::: (characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms")
3. (3) military ::: (associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police")


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun military

1 sense of military                          

Sense 1
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
   => force, personnel
     => organization, organisation
       => social group
         => group, grouping
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity


--- Hyponyms of noun military

1 sense of military                          

Sense 1
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
   => military reserve, reserve


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun military

1 sense of military                          

Sense 1
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
   => force, personnel


--- Similarity of adj military

3 senses of military                          

Sense 1
military

Sense 2
military (vs. unmilitary)
   => militaristic
   => soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike, martial
   => warlike, martial

Sense 3
military (vs. civilian)
   => expeditionary
   => martial(prenominal)
   => combatant
   => noncombatant


--- Antonyms of adj military

2 of 3 senses of military                      

Sense 2
military (vs. unmilitary)

unmilitary (vs. military), nonmilitary
    => unsoldierly

Sense 3
military (vs. civilian)

civilian (vs. military)
    => civil
    => noncombatant


--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun military

1 sense of military                          

Sense 1
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
  -> force, personnel
   => guerrilla force, guerilla force
   => military service, armed service, service
   => military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
   => paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation
   => police, police force, constabulary, law
   => security force, private security force
   => military police, MP
   => work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men
   => patrol
   => military personnel, soldiery, troops
   => rank and file, rank
   => staff
   => line personnel
   => management personnel


--- Pertainyms of adj military

3 senses of military                          

Sense 1
military
   Pertains to noun military science (Sense 1)
   =>military science
   => discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick

Sense 2
military (vs. unmilitary)

Sense 3
military (vs. civilian)


--- Derived Forms of adj military
                                    


--- Grep of noun military
commissioned military officer
military
military-industrial complex
military academy
military action
military adviser
military advisor
military attache
military band
military blockade
military campaign
military capability
military censorship
military ceremony
military chaplain
military commission
military control
military court
military drill
military engineer
military expedition
military force
military formation
military government
military governor
military greeting
military group
military headquarters
military hospital
military installation
military intelligence
military intelligence agency
military intelligence section 5
military intelligence section 6
military issue
military junta
military law
military leader
military machine
military man
military march
military mission
military music
military officer
military operation
military pace
military personnel
military plane
military police
military policeman
military position
military post
military posture
military press
military quarters
military rank
military rating
military recruit
military reserve
military science
military service
military strength
military training
military uniform
military unit
military vehicle
military volunteer
paramilitary
simulated military operation
united states military academy
us military academy



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Wikipedia - Brevet (military) -- The granting of a higher military rank title as a reward for service without granting actual rank
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Wikipedia - Brigadier (United Kingdom) -- Military rank of the United Kingdom
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Wikipedia - Exarch -- Former political and military office; now an ecclesiastical office
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Wikipedia - Expedition of Khalid ibn al-Walid (Dumatul Jandal) -- Muslim military expedition to Dumatul Jandal in October 630 AD
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Wikipedia - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge -- A military badge of the United States Armed Forces for members qualified as explosive ordnance disposal technicians
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Wikipedia - Fieldata -- Military communication project and ASCII precursor
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Wikipedia - Fighter pilot -- Military combat aviator
Wikipedia - Filibuster (military) -- Leader of an unauthorized foreign military expedition
Wikipedia - Fimbrian legions -- Military unit of ancient Rome
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Wikipedia - Firepower -- Military capability to direct force at an enemy
Wikipedia - First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive -- Military offensive
Wikipedia - First lieutenant -- Military rank
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Wikipedia - FM-CM-$hnrich -- Military rank
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Wikipedia - Fog of war -- Concept of uncertainty in military operations and game theory
Wikipedia - Foncquevillers Military Cemetery -- Cemetery located in Pas-de-Calais, in France
Wikipedia - Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery -- Military cemetery in Normandy
Wikipedia - Force protection -- Military term; preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions
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Wikipedia - Foreign relations of Myanmar -- Relations of a military dictatorship
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Wikipedia - For military services medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
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Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Aghdam Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Fuzuli Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Gubadly Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Jabrayil Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Kalbajar Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Khojavend Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Lachin Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Shusha Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Sugovushan Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
Wikipedia - For the Liberation of Zangilan Medal -- military medal of Azerbaijan
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Wikipedia - German invasion of Belgium -- Military campaign of World War I
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