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Subject: Military Aphorisms
Date Posted: 4/7/2010 2:53 PM ET
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Does anybody know who said these quotes? I think they're all from the same person. . .

"There is no greater tactical disadvantage than the presence of precious noncombatants. Civilians, historical treasures, hostages: treat them as already lost."

"Swift decisions are virtuous, unless they have irrevocable consequences."

"A painful lesson for any commander: loyalty is never absolute."

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2006
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All are attributed to Anon in a space opera The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld, per Google Books.