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  • The Navy's battle force in the last eight years has been cut by one third. And the Air Force reports that it is now called on to mount four times as many operations with a force that has been cut by 40 percent,
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • Of course, none of them was going to get shot at. None of them would have to answer to the mothers and fathers of dead soldiers and Marines.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • So the alarms went off all the time over there. When they did, we put our troops in protective gear and then we sent in our most sophisticated equipment.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • They didn't want to go to war, they didn't want to leave their families, but when their country asked them to, they did, because they thought it was the right thing to do,
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)


  • ... Recalling back to Operation Desert Storm, I can't help asking myself Wouldn't it be great for our armed forces and for America if we could have another commander-in-chief named George Bush with Dick Cheney on his team.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • We knew they had them, ... We had some very definite locations, particularly the production facilities... As far as the front-line ammo depot and where they might and might not have been located, we didn't know, and therefore we assumed every single one of them had chemical weapons.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • truly the best thing America has to offer the world.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • You need that U.N. inspection team in there on the ground. They're the people that can find it and ferret it out,
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • There were no reports, absolutely none, zero, ... I would have loved to have announced that we found huge caches of chemical weapons.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • When placed in command - take charge.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)

  • Schwarzkopf and his field commanders in Saudi Arabia watched Bush on television and immediately grasped its meaning. We all knew by then which it would be, ... We were marching toward a Sunday morning attack.
    (Norman Schwarzkopf)


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