Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
The worst… was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure.
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.
Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasn’t until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon.
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.