“At the end of a war, you need some soldiers left or else it looks like you’ve lost.”
"When I was a warrior, I dreamed I could bring peace. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up."
“The thing that haunts a man the most is what he isn’t ordered to do.”
“In chess and in war the key to winning is to anticipate what your opponent will do in advance. Think two moves ahead. The art of asymmetrical warfare is less about inflicting damage than provoking a response.”
“This is a military operation. Nothing ever goes according to plan.”
“In war, trust is the first casualty.”
“You don't defeat an empire fighting by their rules.”
"I and the public know what all school children learn - those to whom evil is done, do evil in return."
“It’s not a fight if somebody doesn’t fight back, is it?
“What we see and do in war - the cruelty, is unbelievable. But somehow we gotta make some sense out of it. To do that, we need an easy-to-understand truth and damn few words.”