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11.18.1211:39 AM ET

Military Thought for the Day

"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).

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