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Stanley A. McChrystal
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I was raised to respect soldiers, leaders, and heroes. They were who I wanted to be. They were why I was there.
-Part One, Chapter 2, p. 8


It is difficult to explain a soldier's feeling about missing a combat action. Soldiers don't love war but often feel professional angst when they have to watch one from the sidelines.
-Part One, Chapter 4, p. 51


Watching war from afar is torturous for most soldiers, especially when comrades are fighting in difficult terrain.
Part One, Chapter 6, p. 76


In preparing for the conference, I distilled two thoughts. First, how we conducted ourselves was critical, and the force needed to uniformly believe that. Doing less would dishonor the service of those I led. Second, I was convinced that detainees presented an operational risk: If we got it wrong, TF 714 would be taken out of the fight and might even be disbanded.
-Part Two, Chapter 8, pp...

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