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Top 100 Quotes About Military War

#1. Nobody dislikes war more than warriors. - Author: Daniel James Jr.
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#2. War means fighting, and fighting means killing. - Author: Nathan Bedford Forrest
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#3. Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide. - Author: Jack Schwartz
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#4. Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion. - Author: Timothy Garton Ash
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#5. The first and absolute requirement of strategic air power in this war was control of the air in order to carry out sustained operations without prohibitive losses. - Author: Carl Andrew Spaatz
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#6. Combat is fast, unfair, cruel, and dirty. It is meant to be that way so that the terrible experience is branded into the memory of those who are fortunate enough to survive. It is up to those survivors to ensure that the experience is recorded and passed along to those who just might want to try it. - Author: Bruce H. Norton
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#7. The war was won on both sides: by the Vietnamese on the ground, by the Americans in the electronic mental space. And if the one side won an ideological and political victory, the other made Apocalypse Now and that has gone right around the world. - Author: Jean Baudrillard
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#8. In the war I was subject to military law, but subject to law nevertheless; now I am at the mercy of an arbitrary power. - Author: Victor Klemperer
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#9. I not only saw the possibility of nuclear war, I feared it very much. If they started a military conflagration, it would automatically lead to nuclear warfare. - Author: Stefan Heym
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#10. Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy's poison but also purges us of our own filth. - Author: Mao Zedong
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#11. Military intelligence interrogators, however, their goal is to get information, to save lives, to stop the war, to find Saddam - whatever the information is going to be used for, at whatever cost. - Author: Janis Karpinski
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#12. When facing a decision that stands a 50/50 chance of being correct, the choice made will be wrong 80% of the time. Rick Coxen - Author: Frederick L. Coxen
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#13. Never diagnosed the enemy before. - Author: Henry V. O'Neil
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#14. In war, the policy of least exertion always risks being paid for dearly. - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#15. War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of. - Author: Sebastian Junger
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#16. Nine years ago on September 14, 2001, I placed the lone vote against the 'Authorization for Use of Military Force' - an authorization that I knew would provide a blank check to wage war anywhere, at any time, and for any length. - Author: Barbara Lee
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#17. One of the lessons of Vietnam, which we failed to heed in the Iraq war and the Afghanistan surge, is that before you commit U.S. military forces to aid or assist, it is essential to know what you want them to achieve. - Author: Kathleen Troia McFarland
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#18. If the blood of France and of Germany flows again, as it did twenty-five years ago, in a longer and even more murderous war, each of the two peoples will fight with confidence in its own victory, but the most certain victors will be the forces of destruction and barbarism. - Author: Edouard Daladier
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#19. In the early days of the military Arpanet, my daughter was studying in Nicaragua. Because the U.S. was essentially at war with them, contact was difficult. I managed to use MIT's Arpanet connection, and she found one, so we could communicate thanks to the Pentagon! - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#20. I find it significant that most military veterans become pacifists. - Author: Michel Templet
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#21. To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#22. God works through people by stirring their hearts and sometimes people never know how they are helping others. - Author: Colby Buzzell
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#23. Are you okay, man?"
"Yeah, I'm good."
It's a lie. I wonder if I will ever be good again. - Author: David Bellavia
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#24. That's what you get,' he said, nodding towards a group of the men engaged in some close-order military drill, 'when you give people Bibles and guns. You should give 'em either one or the other, but not both. It just messes up their brains. - Author: K.W. Jeter
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#25. When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away ... - Author: Sun Tzu
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#26. I considered myself engaged in a war from Day One. And my objective was to force the federal government - the Kennedy administration at that time - into a position where they would have to use the United States military force to enforce my rights as a citizen. - Author: James Meredith
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#27. Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag. - Author: T.R. Wallace
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#28. I believe serious progress (in the abolition of war) can be achieved only when men become organized on an international scale and refuse, as a body, to enter military or war service. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#29. The nations, of course, that are most at risk of a destructive digital attack are the ones with the greatest connectivity. Marcus Ranum, one of the early innovators of the computer firewall, called Stuxnet 'a stone thrown by people who live in a glass house'. - Author: Kim Zetter
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#30. If Germany won it would change the course of our civilization and make the United States a military nation [and] it would check his policy for a better international ethical code - Author: Woodrow Wilson
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#31. We always make the mistake, the fatal mistake in the case of military people, of imagining that each war will be a kind of version of the one that happened previously. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#32. A war put off is not a war avoided. - Author: Charlton Heston
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#33. The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose. - Author: John T. Flynn
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#34. There are certain things in war of which the commander alone comprehends the importance. Nothing but his superior firmness and ability can subdue and surmount all difficulties. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#35. Democrats have chosen not to defend the Marine Corps, but to pander to anti-war protesters and Berkeley officials that are actively trying to impede military recruitment. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#36. War may represent the failure of diplomacy, but even the best diplomats operate on credit. Sooner or later someone who's less reasonable than you are is going to call you, and if your military can't cover your I.O.U.s, you lose. - Author: David Weber
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#37. Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. - Author: Rebecca West
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#38. For years, the Bush Administration eviscerated all the military and legal structures that were designed to separate the innocent from the guilty in the 'Global War on Terror.' - Author: Alex Gibney
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#39. 'The Red' is the first book in a trilogy that gained a big following as a self-published e-book, and is now out in paper from Saga. It introduces us to reluctant hero Shelley, a former anti-war activist who chooses to join the military rather than serve jail time after being arrested at a protest. - Author: Annalee Newitz
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#40. In Haig's presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as "dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy. - Author: Bob Woodward
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#41. In war the will is directed at an animate object that reacts. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#42. As a Korean War Veteran, I know too well the troubling nature of war. This is why I will always support a diplomatic answer before military intervention. - Author: Charles B. Rangel
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#43. A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#44. I have never met a man [in the military], in or out of uniform, who ever said, "Let's use the missiles." They are even more terrified that the Bishops, because a great many of them don't expect to go to Heaven, which at least the Bishops do. - Author: Clare Boothe Luce
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#45. Israel is in the midst of a difficult military and diplomatic campaign against terrorists. An organisation that works to prove allegations that Israel is committing war crimes should be so good as to do so with its own resources and not with civilian national service volunteers and state funds. - Author: Uri Orbach
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#46. The war was declared over - the end of major combat operations - in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers. - Author: Janis Karpinski
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#47. Being against the military because you are against war is like being against the Fire Department because you are against fire. - Author: Jim McDonough
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#48. A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#49. With amazement and disappointment, we discovered in late October and early November that the beaten Russians seemed quite unaware that as a military force they had almost ceased to exist. - Author: Gunther Blumentritt
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#50. War: that mad game the world so loves to play. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#51. The military caste did not originate as a party of patriots, but as a party of bandits - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#52. The military is a machine of war. Not a law enforcement agency. - Author: Hank Johnson
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#53. In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#54. It would be stupid for me to attempt to return to Society without basic reconnaissance."
"That is a term usually reserved for military conflict."
She raised a brow. "It is London in season. You think I am not at war? - Author: Sarah MacLean
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#55. War is delightful for those who don't know it - Author: Desiderius Erasmus
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#56. I've been a military lawyer for 33 years. A member of al Qaeda or their affiliate group can be detained under a law of war as long as their threat to our nation without a trial. - Author: Lindsey Graham
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#57. The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#58. In 2003, Congress should have resisted the rush to a war of choice with Iraq. I will do everything in my power to prevent us from repeating the mistakes of my predecessors. - Author: John Garamendi
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#59. Chickenshit can be recognized instantly because it never has anything to do with winning the war. - Author: Paul Fussell
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#60. Truth has a resonance to it that fills the cracks where falsehoods lie. - Author: Rick DeStefanis
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#61. Airpower has become predominant, both as a deterrent to war, and-in the eventuality of war-as the devastating force to destroy an enemy's potential and fatally undermine his will to wage war. - Author: Omar N. Bradley
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#62. In this war, which was total in every sense of the word, we have seen many great changes in military science. It seems to me that not the least of these was the development of psychological warfare as a specific and effective weapon. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#63. I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. - Author: John F. Kerry
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#64. The brave men and women, who serve their country and as a result, live constantly with the war inside them, exist in a world of chaos. But the turmoil they experience isn't who they are; the PTSD invades their minds and bodies. - Author: Robert Koger
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#65. It feels like last week, but in fact we're now closing in on five thousand days at war. I always picture Sami as a nine-year-old soccer stud ... and yet there are soldiers in Afghanistan today who were in fourth grade on 9/11. - Author: Tucker Elliot
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#66. If Peking wasn't stopped in the peninsular war, he argued, China would be recognized as "the military colossus of the East." U.S. prestige would plummet, and the world's new nations would gravitate toward neutralism. - Author: William Manchester
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#67. Daddy, I don't like military parades. I never want to be like those people who march rank and file to music - they were given brains by mistake. - Author: Corinne Maier
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#68. Look at an infantryman's eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen. - Author: Bill Mauldin
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#69. Now this brings me to my main topic - our military strength - more specifically, how to stay strong against threat from outside, without undermining the economic health that supports our security. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#70. Federal Officer: "The arms piled on the ground were not worth 10 cents a ton. - Author: Clint Johnson
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#71. The combination of professionalism and technology may also result in narrow-minded specialization more suited to a debating society than to an organization whose task it is to cope with, and indeed live in, the dangerous and uncertain environment of war. - Author: Martin Van Creveld
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#72. The role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place. - Author: George W. Bush
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#73. He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#74. The military has been determined to control the images of war since Vietnam. They're convinced that they lost the war because of loss of political support back home, because people saw what was going on. - Author: Bob Simon
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#75. I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed. - Author: Matthew Lesko
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#76. We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war. - Author: Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
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#77. When distrust exists between governments, when there is a danger of war, they will not be willing to disarm even when logic indicates that disarmament would not affect military security at all. - Author: Ludwig Quidde
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#78. Now comes the reign of iron - and cased sloops are to take the place of wooden ships. - Author: John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
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#79. He thought it disproportionate in its violence considering the fragility of us. - Author: David Jones
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#80. In war, while everything is simple, even the simplest thing is difficult. Difficulties accumulate and produce frictions which no one can comprehend who has not seen war. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#81. Reagan won the Cold War by first restoring America's economy and military and then staring down an economically weakened Soviet Union. He knew defeating Russia couldn't be accomplished without laying the groundwork. - Author: Kathleen Troia McFarland
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#82. To where? We don't know. To do what? We don't know either. No one tells us anything. We just follow orders. - Author: Derrick Wolf
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#83. Thus far the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars. From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them. It can have almost no other useful purpose. - Author: Bernard Brodie
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#84. Every nation has its prestigious military academies - or so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace? - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#85. My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack. - Author: Ferdinand Foch
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#86. No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater inspiration from the performance of his troops. - Author: John J. Pershing
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#87. One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful, subduing the other's military without battle is the most skillful. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#88. To be a good reporter, writing about war, you have to write about the people. It's not about the tanks or the RPGs or military strategy. It's always about the effect war has on civilians, on society, and how it disrupts and destroys lives. - Author: Janine Di Giovanni
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#89. A few months ago, and again this week, bin Laden publicly vowed to publicly wage a terrorist war against America, saying, and I quote, "We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians. They're all targets." Their mission is murder, and their history is bloody. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#90. Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. - Author: Henry Kissinger
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#91. I personally am not a total pacifist. I do believe there is such a thing as a just war. I believe, for instance, the effort to destroy the Nazi regime militarily was justified military action. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#92. Once you have opened up prisoner interrogation, wiretapping, border patrol, jailing and the services of the military, when this has been turned into a for-profit business in this endless war, then we're in deep trouble. - Author: John Cusack
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#93. Hate war, but love the American Warrior. - Author: Hal Moore
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#94. We supplicate all rulers not to remain deaf to the cry of mankind. Let them do everything in their power to save peace. By so doing they will spare the world the horrors of a war that would have disastrous consequences, such as nobody can foresee. - Author: Pope John XXIII
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#95. Officers in command of colored troops are in constant habit of pressing all able-bodied slaves into the military service of the U.S. - Author: Lovell Rousseau
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#96. The soldier is the army. - Author: George S. Patton
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#97. The ultimate Form of devaluation is military confrontation and global war. - Author: David Harvey
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#98. The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#99. During the day on Monday, Washington time, the airport at Saigon came under persistent rocket as well as artillery fire and was effectively closed. The military situation in the area deteriorated rapidly. I therefore ordered the evacuation of all American personnel remaining in South Vietnam. - Author: Gerald R. Ford
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#100. The War Powers Act requires presidents to seek the consent of the American people, through their representatives, before sending our troops into war. It is the responsibility of Congress to deliberate and consult with the executive branch before involving ourselves in a military conflict. - Author: Charles B. Rangel
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