On Wisdom

Military Thought for the Day

11.18.12 4:39 PM ET

"The hard decisions are not not the ones you make in the heat of battle. Far harder to make are those involved in speaking your mind about some hare-brained scheme, which proposes to commit troops to action under conditions where failure is almost certain, and the only results will be the needless sacrifice of precious lives."

-Matthew B. Ridgeway, Memoirs (1956).