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  • Amazon shared from Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
    “Tiger, one day you will come to a fork in the road,” he said. “And you’re going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go.” He raised his hand and pointed. “If you go that way you can be somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and you will get good assignments.” Then Boyd raised his other hand and pointed another direction. “Or you can go that way and you can do something—something for your country and for your Air Force and for yourself....
  • Amazon shared from The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens
    Later, back in San Diego, people would ask me if it was hard to do this: was it hard to investigate my own men, hard to take statements about the conduct of fellow SEALs? I said then, and feel now, that whether or not it was hard was not relevant. It was necessary. No matter how many people we might upset, no matter how many supposed friends we might lose, our duty was to protect our men, the men who were doing the right thing. We couldn’t have men using drugs and firing live ammunition, using drugs and executing complex operations, using drugs and representing the United States.
  • Amazon shared from Genesis: The Book of Beginnings (Covenant & Conversation 1) by Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks
    Only the gifted few can fully understand a philosophical classic, but everyone can relate to a story.
  • Amazon shared from The Book of Five Rings (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) by Miyamoto Musashi, William Scott Wilson
    Without imitating others, you should take what is appropriate to yourself and use a weapon you can handle. It is wrong for either general or soldier to have a preference for one thing and to dislike another. It is essential to make efforts in these things.
  • Amazon shared from The Book of Five Rings (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) by Miyamoto Musashi, William Scott Wilson
    A sword feels heavy and difficult to wield for anyone at first. A bow is also difficult to draw, and a halberd difficult to swing. But you get used to any weapon: for the bow, you gain strength, and if you practice with the sword you will gain strength in its Way, and come to handle it well.