Along the way he also learned one or two things about leadership and national security and what our country is all about and what we're trying to do in the world.
More Quotes from Tom Clancy:My vision for this book and the others in the series is to let people know what kind of commanders we have, ... You don't pick generals off park benches. ... They are experts at what they do and lot of thinking goes into it. And I want to get across to people the intellectual dimension of command, to let people know that it's hard to be a general. And the people we have with general stars on their shoulders are pretty smart and pretty good guys.
People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?
Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
The thing you have to understand about fighter pilots is they never quite grow past the stage of little boys buzzing past girls on their bicycles,
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