I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion.
Seal Team Six is a different unit than the rest of the SEAL teams inasmuch as they concentrate primarily on one thing, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue.
Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
All SEALS in my mind are equally elite. It doesn't matter if you're SEAL Team Two, One, Six, 10, it doesn't matter. All SEALS are equally elite.
Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time, people talk and they tell us what they know.
Scars can be a good story. I survived and I am proud of them. I didn't want it, obviously. The girls definitely like them.
I do not believe that the children of presidents or vice-presidents should be assigned to combat zones. They have no place there.
Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about - are dead by the time they get into the office, and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
I think what actually works best is local-level individual targeting of key leadership nodes.
I have always told my subordinates that when they commit any mistakes, the blame must be laid on the superior officers.
Poesy must not be drawn by the ears: it must be gently led, or rather, it must lead, which was partly the cause that made the ancient learned affirm it was a divine, and no human skill, since all other knowledges lie ready for any that have strength of wit; a poet no industry can make, if his own genius be not carried into it.
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