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" I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. "
" In uniform, I had to make judgments about the best course of action in combat when the only choices were 'bad' or 'worse.' As a member of the media, I only had to decide how to get the best 'shot' - preferably without getting shot. "
" A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things. One - tell us who the enemy is. And two - say we are fighting to win. "
" I was authorized to do everything that I did. "
" It's one thing to say don't commit atrocities on the battlefield. It's another thing to say don't get caught doing atrocities. "
" The lesson of Pearl Harbor ought never to be forgotten, and of course the motto that came from that, 69 years ago, the war which my dad fought, was 'Remember Pearl Harbor, never again.' We need to keep that to mind. "
" I came here to tell you the truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. "
" I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy. "
" Writers are storytellers. So are readers. "
" I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one. "
" My mom told me a long time ago, 'Never get in a fight with a lady.' "
" All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans. They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service. "
" In World War II, the book you have in front of you, it was said and it is probably true, that there was not a single American who did not know the name of somebody serving in uniform. "
" I like to tell people that I have the best job in the media. All I do is hang around with heroes. I do that every week for my 'War Stories' documentary series - and when FOX News wants - I go off and cover the young Americans we send to places like Afghanistan or Iraq. "
" Nothing is going to change the fact that I believe Ronald Reagan is the greatest president in my lifetime - may well be the greatest president this nation ever had. "
" We've been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic - and necessary - goals. "
" And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. "
" I'm a military guy. I'm not a political character. "
" I'm still in touch with a lot people who continue to serve our country well. "
" God knows, we don't want prayer. "
" I can remember as a young lieutenant being sent into the DMZ in the divided Vietnam, from North Vietnam. "
" We've got a very difficult situation created by this embrace of the so-called Arab Spring. And that's not getting better. It's getting worse. The carnage for the people of Syria is horrific, and it's quite frankly too little, too late to reverse a lot of that. "
" There's the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do. "
" My wife said to me... you never understood what we were going through back home, did you? And I didn't. And I have to confess that. "
" I thought using the Ayatollah's money to support the Nicaraguan resistance was a neat idea. "
" I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. "
" If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history. "
" And of course there is so much of World War II that is documented that we never have seen. "
World War II
" I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did. I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do. "
" Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story. "
" Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief. "