Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive.
The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
If you can't get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?
I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. No poor b*****d ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.