Warriors are warriors not because of their strengh, but because of their ability strengh to good purpose
The world needs many more humanitarians than it needs warriors, but there can be none of the former without enough of the latter.
I thought buying at the local market would be an excellent way to build positive relationships with the local villagers.
Take care of your people is one of the principle lessons of military leadership. If we take care of our people on deployment, why should that change when we come home?
If people can live through genocide and retain compassion, if they can take strength in pain, if they are able, still, to laugh, then certainly we can learn something from them.
Alone, human beings can feel hunger. Alone, we can feel cold. Alone, we can feel pain. To feel poor, however, is something we do only in comparison to others.
Our relations seemed poor to me, and I wasn't surprised that the US intelligence picture in the Horn of Africa was weak. Much of what I read consisted of recycled news headlines repackaged as intelligence. Real, valuable intelligence only came from real people, yet we hadn't done much to meet and work with the people.