soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photographyPhoto Credit: Stijn Swinnen
quote by Cate Blanchett: In every war, there's looting. with background image: soldier holding black rifle during daytime
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In every war, there's looting.

--Cate Blanchett
quote by Chiang Kai-shek: The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side. with background image: blue and white concrete wall
Background Photo: Levi Meir Clancy

The final outcome of a war is often determined by the degree of initiative shown on each side.

--Chiang Kai-shek
quote by Chiang Kai-shek: War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale. with background image: black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Background Photo: Mirvuqar Abdulov

War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale.

--Chiang Kai-shek
quote by Christopher Marlowe: Blood is the god of war's rich livery. with background image: man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
Background Photo: Simon Infanger

Blood is the god of war's rich livery.

--Christopher Marlowe
quote by Christopher Marlowe: Accursed be he that first invented war. with background image: person holding black samsung remote control
Background Photo: Rutil Sharma

Accursed be he that first invented war.

--Christopher Marlowe
quote by Ronald Reagan: The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government. with background image: brown and gray pen on black background
Background Photo: Jay Rembert

The Russian people were just like us. They were victims of their own government.

--Ronald Reagan
quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Why is it that all wars are won by bankers? with background image: old style war scene with horses
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

Why is it that all wars are won by bankers?

--Carlos Ruiz Zafon
quote by Charles Edward Montague: War hath no fury like a non-combatant. with background image: man holding stick statue during daytime
Background Photo: Christian Chomiak

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

--Charles Edward Montague
quote by Christian Lous Lange: Europe cannot survive another world war. with background image: five black and gray jets close-up photography
Background Photo: Lawrence Hookham

Europe cannot survive another world war.

--Christian Lous Lange
quote by Cardinal Richelieu: War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men. with background image: brown and gray pen on black background
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War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.

--Cardinal Richelieu
quote by Dar Williams: If a war has to happen, a war has to happen. with background image: 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
Background Photo: Diana van Ormondt

If a war has to happen, a war has to happen.

--Dar Williams
quote by David Hackworth: War is the ultimate reality-based horror show. with background image: black rifle with scope on brown soil
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War is the ultimate reality-based horror show.

--David Hackworth
quote by David Hackworth: The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning. with background image: person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.

--David Hackworth
quote by Douglas William Jerrold: There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body. with background image: soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
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There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.

--Douglas William Jerrold
quote by David Friedman: The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. with background image: old war scene painted
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

--David Friedman
quote by Douglas Haig: Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side. with background image: black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.

--Douglas Haig
quote by Dexter Gordon: In nuclear war all men are cremated equal. with background image: black and white abstract illustration
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In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.

--Dexter Gordon

quote by Ellen Key: The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is, to me, one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human. with background image: grayscale photography of soldier
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The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is, to me, one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human.

--Ellen Key
quote by Ernie Pyle: War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth. with background image: person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.

--Ernie Pyle
quote by Eason Jordan: It's a war zone. Terrible things happen. with background image: man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
Background Photo: Simon Infanger

It's a war zone. Terrible things happen.

--Eason Jordan
quote by Eric Shinseki: An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change. with background image: silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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An army that fought and won a war decisively finds it even more difficult to undergo change.

--Eric Shinseki
quote by Fredrik Bajer: Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so. with background image: silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Background Photo: Jay Rembert

Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.

--Fredrik Bajer
quote by Gilbert Parker: War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle. with background image: man holding rifle
Background Photo: RECEP TÄ°RYAKÄ°

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

--Gilbert Parker
quote by George Wald: The concept of war crimes is an American invention. with background image: three grenades
Background Photo: Sven Verweij

The concept of war crimes is an American invention.

--George Wald
quote by Geraldine Ferraro: You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace. with background image: people standing on green grass field under cloudy sky during daytime
Background Photo: Tapio Haaja

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

--Geraldine Ferraro
quote by Gerald Scarfe: So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don't want to be in it. with background image: soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
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So war is an extremely sad business, because the majority of people don't want to be in it.

--Gerald Scarfe
quote by George Packer: In the extremity of war, character is revealed. with background image: grayscale photography of two men standing outside a concrete building
Background Photo: Austrian National Library

In the extremity of war, character is revealed.

--George Packer
quote by Georges Clemenceau: It is far easier to make war than peace. with background image: man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
Background Photo: Simon Infanger

It is far easier to make war than peace.

--Georges Clemenceau
quote by Georges Clemenceau: War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. with background image: brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
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War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.

--Georges Clemenceau
quote by Georges Clemenceau: War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. with background image: soldiers in truck
Background Photo: Diego González

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.

--Georges Clemenceau
quote by Giorgio Armani: War taught me that not everything is glamorous. with background image: black rifle with scope on brown soil
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War taught me that not everything is glamorous.

--Giorgio Armani
quote by Gregory Bateson: Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. with background image: brown wooden sticks on black surface
Background Photo: Mykola Makhlai

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.

--Gregory Bateson
quote by Garry Wills: Only the winners decide what were war crimes. with background image: old style war scene with horses
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

Only the winners decide what were war crimes.

--Garry Wills
quote by G. Gordon Liddy: Once you start a war, you have to win. with background image: grayscale photo of man in black jacket and hat
Background Photo: Daniel Stuben.

Once you start a war, you have to win.

--G. Gordon Liddy
quote by Hanoi Hannah: Nothing is more confused than to be ordered into a war to die or to be maimed for life without the faintest idea of what's going on. with background image: six fighter jets
Background Photo: UX Gun

Nothing is more confused than to be ordered into a war to die or to be maimed for life without the faintest idea of what's going on.

--Hanoi Hannah
quote by Hans Frank: War is not a thing one wants. with background image: battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Background Photo: Kevin Schmid

War is not a thing one wants.

--Hans Frank
quote by Helen Thomas: War makes strange bedfellows. with background image: silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Background Photo: Holly Mindrup

War makes strange bedfellows.

--Helen Thomas
quote by Helen Thomas: But when will our leaders learn -- war is not the answer. with background image: three assorted-color swords
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

But when will our leaders learn -- war is not the answer.

--Helen Thomas
quote by Henry Williamson: Every country in every war fights for freedom. with background image: people gathering on street during nighttime
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Every country in every war fights for freedom.

--Henry Williamson
quote by Herman Kahn: Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral. with background image: man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
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Anything that reduces war-related destruction should not be considered altogether immoral.

--Herman Kahn
quote by Herman Kahn: Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity. with background image: black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.

--Herman Kahn
quote by Hirohito: That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore. with background image: grayscale photo of a round coin
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That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore.

--Hirohito
quote by Howard Thurman: During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. with background image: old war scene painted
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During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.

--Howard Thurman
quote by Heinz Guderian: Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare. with background image: white skull on red wall
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Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare.

--Heinz Guderian
quote by Ida Tarbell: The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else -- men, guns, ammunition. with background image: black and white aircraft
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The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else -- men, guns, ammunition.

--Ida Tarbell
quote by Jesse Ventura: A war is justified if you're willing to send your son. If you're not willing to send your son, then how do you send someone else's? with background image: None
Background Photo: Cassiano K. Wehr

A war is justified if you're willing to send your son. If you're not willing to send your son, then how do you send someone else's?

--Jesse Ventura
quote by Jesse Ventura: There's nothing glamorous about war at all. with background image: old style war scene with horses
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

There's nothing glamorous about war at all.

--Jesse Ventura
quote by James Monroe: Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will. with background image: green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Background Photo: Robert Linder

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.

--James Monroe
quote by John Greenleaf Whittier: Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew. with background image: black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Background Photo: Anton Polidovets

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

--John Greenleaf Whittier
quote by John C. Calhoun: War may make us great, but let it never be forgotten that peace only can make us both great and free. with background image: black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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War may make us great, but let it never be forgotten that peace only can make us both great and free.

--John C. Calhoun

quote by John Dingell: War is failure of diplomacy. with background image: soldier holding black rifle during daytime
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War is failure of diplomacy.

--John Dingell
quote by James Longstreet: Why do men fight who were born to be brothers? with background image: three grenades
Background Photo: Sven Verweij

Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?

--James Longstreet
quote by James Mattis: No war is over until the enemy says it's over. with background image: person holding fencing sword
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No war is over until the enemy says it's over.

--James Mattis
quote by James Mattis: Treachery has existed as long as there's been warfare, and there's always been a few people that you couldn't trust. with background image: old war scene painted
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

Treachery has existed as long as there's been warfare, and there's always been a few people that you couldn't trust.

--James Mattis
quote by James Blunt: War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations. with background image: low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
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War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations.

--James Blunt
quote by James Wolcott: The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself. with background image: None
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The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.

--James Wolcott
quote by Jon Krakauer: There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery. with background image: person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery.

--Jon Krakauer
quote by James Dickey: So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it. with background image: six fighter jets
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So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it.

--James Dickey
quote by Jeh Johnson: War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children. with background image: man walking on brown grass field
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War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children.

--Jeh Johnson
quote by John Boyd Orr: The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war. with background image: green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
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The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.

--John Boyd Orr
quote by Jeane Kirkpatrick: We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. with background image: blue and white concrete wall
Background Photo: Levi Meir Clancy

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.

--Jeane Kirkpatrick
quote by John T. Flynn: The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose. with background image: man walking on brown grass field
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The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.

--John T. Flynn
quote by John Fowles: Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. with background image: black and white aircraft
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Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.

--John Fowles
quote by Jacques Chirac: One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. with background image: soldiers on field at daytime
Background Photo: Bao Menglong

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.

--Jacques Chirac
quote by James Reston: In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion. with background image: soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Background Photo: Stijn Swinnen

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.

--James Reston
quote by Jonathan Demme: They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit -- not just profit but profit enormously -- through war. with background image: man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
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They're out there, this appalling idea that there are companies that profit -- not just profit but profit enormously -- through war.

--Jonathan Demme
quote by Jessica Lynch: I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed. with background image: person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Background Photo: Dominik Sostmann

I don't think any war is worth having our soldiers killed.

--Jessica Lynch
quote by Joe Haldeman: I suspect that war will become obsolete only when something worse supercedes it. with background image: people sitting and standing on battle tank
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I suspect that war will become obsolete only when something worse supercedes it.

--Joe Haldeman
quote by Joe Haldeman: No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation. with background image: old war scene painted
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No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation.

--Joe Haldeman
quote by James Wolfe: War is an option of difficulties. with background image: silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
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War is an option of difficulties.

--James Wolfe
quote by Jimmy Doolittle: The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't. with background image: old war scene painted
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't.

--Jimmy Doolittle
quote by Joe Abercrombie: Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose. with background image: person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.

--Joe Abercrombie
quote by Jeremy Gilley: We all want a world without war, without conflict, without human suffering. with background image: brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Background Photo: Jonathan Kemper

We all want a world without war, without conflict, without human suffering.

--Jeremy Gilley
quote by John Abbott: War is the science of destruction. with background image: man in black and white zip up jacket
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War is the science of destruction.

--John Abbott
quote by John Randolph: The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it. with background image: man with steel and chainmail armor holding sword
Background Photo: Henry Hustava

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.

--John Randolph
quote by Joseph Sobran: War is just one more big government program. with background image: black semi automatic pistol on black textile
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War is just one more big government program.

--Joseph Sobran
quote by Lester B. Pearson: We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction. with background image: photo of author Lester B. Pearson with quote

We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction.

--Lester B. Pearson
quote by Lewis Thomas: If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry. with background image: grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Background Photo: Kevin Schmid

If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry.

--Lewis Thomas
quote by L. Neil Smith: Government is waging war against the people. with background image: soldier illustration
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Government is waging war against the people.

--L. Neil Smith
quote by Kathryn Bigelow: War's dirty little secret is that some men love it. with background image: grayscale photo of a round coin
Background Photo: Jonathan Falcon

War's dirty little secret is that some men love it.

--Kathryn Bigelow
quote by Kate Adie: No two wars are identical. with background image: man holding rifle
Background Photo: Specna Arms

No two wars are identical.

--Kate Adie
quote by Karl Marlantes: War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults. with background image: blue and white concrete wall
Background Photo: Levi Meir Clancy

War is society's dirty work, usually done by kids cleaning up failures perpetrated by adults.

--Karl Marlantes
quote by Marvin Gaye: War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. with background image: man in brown and black camouflage uniform holding rifle
Background Photo: Jakob Owens

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.

--Marvin Gaye
quote by Martin McGuinness: War is terrible. There is nothing romantic about war. with background image: soldier holding sniper rifle standing
Background Photo: Zhang H

War is terrible. There is nothing romantic about war.

--Martin McGuinness
quote by Maya Lin: The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost. with background image: man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Background Photo: Jakob Owens

The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.

--Maya Lin
quote by Michael Ignatieff: All war aims for impunity. with background image: person holding black samsung remote control
Background Photo: Rutil Sharma

All war aims for impunity.

--Michael Ignatieff

quote by Manfred von Richthofen: The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime. with background image: black and gray jet in sky
Background Photo: Rodrigo Rodriguez

The murder of a man is still murder, even in wartime.

--Manfred von Richthofen
quote by Marilyn Ferguson: Everybody knows that love is better than hate, and peace is better than war. with background image: brown wooden sticks on black surface
Background Photo: Mykola Makhlai

Everybody knows that love is better than hate, and peace is better than war.

--Marilyn Ferguson
quote by Mohamed ElBaradei: Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents. with background image: old war scene painted
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents.

--Mohamed ElBaradei
quote by Morley Safer: Killing is the payoff of war. with background image: silver and black revolver on black surface
Background Photo: Tsvetoslav Hristov

Killing is the payoff of war.

--Morley Safer

quote by Mark Kirk: The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war. with background image: black and brown metal machine
Background Photo: Stewart Munro

The key lesson of the 1930s is that appeasement leads directly to war.

--Mark Kirk
quote by Michael T. Flynn: You come home when the war is won. with background image: gold and silver tube bottle
Background Photo: Danilo Alvesd

You come home when the war is won.

--Michael T. Flynn
quote by Mike Love: The history of mankind is a history of war. with background image: old style war scene with horses
Background Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust

The history of mankind is a history of war.

--Mike Love

quote by Martin Van Creveld: A world without war is not in the cards. with background image: man holding rifle
Background Photo: RECEP TÄ°RYAKÄ°

A world without war is not in the cards.

--Martin Van Creveld
quote by Michael Berryman: Sending our youth to war is wrong. with background image: five black and gray jets close-up photography
Background Photo: Lawrence Hookham

Sending our youth to war is wrong.

--Michael Berryman
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