“I would not expect to be able to sit with you in 12 months from now and tell you that we are at victory or near victory or even close to victory. What I would say is I would hope to be able to convince you we have an organization that is now focused and moving in the right direction with the right culture, so that you could then believe that this is the kind of effort that could be successful.”My Share of the Task: A Memoir General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.
“Chang Yu . . . says: ‘The axiom, that war is based on deception, does not apply only to deception of the enemy. You must deceive even your own soldiers. Make them follow you, but without letting them know why.’”The Art of War Sun Tzu
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”George Orwell