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If you are going to use military force, then you ought to use overwhelming military force. Use too much and deliberately use too much; you'll save lives, not only your own, but the enemy's too.
There are no innocent civilians, so it doesn't bother me so much to be killing innocent bystanders.
If we maintain our faith in God, love of freedom, and superior global air power, the future looks good.
I don't have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.
I don't mind being called tough, since I find in this racket it's the tough guys who lead the survivors.
If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals.
Don't like to do anything half-heartedly, even if it is a wicked and self-destructive avocation like smoking cigars
We're at war with Japan. We were attacked by Japan. Do you want to kill Japanese, or would you rather have Americans killed?
Today, shooting wars are won or lost before they start. If they are fought at all, they would be fought principally to confirm which side had won at the outset.
You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they stop fighting.
I don't want to hear of any of you men getting into any fights with the British. But if you do, you'd better not get whipped.
I'd like to see a more aggressive attitude on the part of the United States. That doesn't mean launching an immediate preventive war.
Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence - what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.
My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.