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    In Burma, economic engagement enriches the regime, as the economy is controlled by the regime. Economic engagement benefits this elite, not ordinary people. The money is spent on the military, stolen by the elite.
    — Zoya Phan
    Whoever creates an artificial intelligence first has such a distinct military advantage over every other nation on the planet that they will forever, or they will at least indefinitely, rule the planet. It's very important that a nice country, a democratic country, develops A.I. first, to protect other A.I.'s from developing that might be negative, or evil, or used for military purposes.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    So, first, I wanted to be a part of the project because I thought it was an important story to tell. On top of that, it's rare to find roles for strong, young, feisty women, especially in a military film. And I love that Suarez ends up being the moral compass of the story, and that she's also brave enough to stand up to all these men.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    It's perfectly natural to desire more troops when engaged in a military operation facing serious obstacles, and the more troops you have, probably, the [lower the] risk of causalities.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: desires  risk  military 
     
    Like so many empires before it, the Soviet Union eventually imploded and fragmented, falling victim not so much to a direct military defeat as to disintegration accelerated by economic and social strains.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    I don't believe that military intervention is always the right approach. What we need is a comprehensive strategy, one that advances democratization, economic reforms and equal rights for women.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    Nation building is our central task, both in Afghanistan and in Iraq. And states, nations can't just be built with military power. Despite all difficulties, it's very inspiring to see how the Kurds, the Arab Sunnis and the Shiites are coming together here, how they're jointly defining the basis on which their state is to be built, the political course this state will pursue and who is to receive which cabinet positions.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    One year of the world's military spending equals 700 years of the U.N. budget and equals 2,928 years of the U.N. budget allocated for women.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: women  world  military  year 
     
    It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life.
    — Zach Wamp
    (God) gives the weak a weapon for self-defense that the strong, despite his military and nuclear arsenals, can do nothing against. There are clerics who condemn this and even say that these are suicide operations that are not allowed in Islam.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    I was a military man for 27 years. I fought so long as there was no chance for peace. I believe that there is now a chance for peace, a great chance. We must take advantage of it for the sake of those standing here, and for those who are not here - and they are many.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    It is true that we are under occupation, but we are not the weaker party. We are the military force which Israel failed to defeat.
    — Yasser Arafat
    We shall never stop until we can go back home and Israel is destroyed... The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations... the goal of this violence is the elimination of Zionism from Palestine in all its political, economic and military aspects... We don't want peace, we want victory. Peace for us means Israel's destruction and nothing else.
    — Yasser Arafat
    The most fatal mistake of this Israeli military junta is that they have the complex of the arrogance of power. This is their suicidal mistake.
    — Yasser Arafat
    Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege.
    — Yasser Arafat
    Well, it's a problem in general with the American military. If you are the biggest and the strongest military power in the world, you have this natural reluctance to learn the quirky ways of the natives in faraway lands.
    — Yaroslav Trofimov
    The leading members of ISIS were either tortured in US military prisons or in the prisons of the Shi'a government which the Americans put in place.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or general is soon full of ambition. The navy takes over today and the army tomorrow.
    — Yakubu Gowon
    New Orleans had a great tradition of celebration. Opera, military marching bands, folk music, the blues, different types of church music, ragtime, echoes of traditional African drumming, and all of the dance styles that went with this music could be heard and seen throughout the city. When all of these kinds of music blended into one, jazz was born.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: music  church  military  dance 
     
    I am grateful for all the military families that I've met. I wanted to spread hope and cheer to all; little did I know that they would be the ones to change my life the way they have!
    — Wynonna Judd
    tags: military  hope 
     
    A number of politicians, including those within your own party, believe Germans would be safer if the German military didn't insert itself into so many of the world's hot spots.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: world  believe  military 
     
    You don't suppose that the photo ops and the military convoys arriving at the same time were a coincidence, do you, Wolf ... Situation Room.
    — Wolf Blitzer
    tags: time  military  photo 
     
    After the death of the sadistic dictator Gen. Sanni Abacha in 1998, Nigeria underwent a one-year transitional military administration headed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, who uncharacteristically bowed out precisely on the promised date for military disengagement. Did the military truly disengage, however? No.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: death  military 
     
    The military is the largest polluter in the country, and so you have a lot of military waste contaminating reservations - as, for example, on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, where 5,000 sheep died in some kind of experimental military nerve gas test 10 years ago. Many of our communities are dealing with that kind of waste, and an absence of political will to clean them up.
    — Winona LaDuke
    No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind
    — Willis Harman
    We are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history- a change in the actual belief structure of Western society. No economic, political, or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind. By deliberately changing their images of reality, people are changing the world.
    — Willis Harman
    A lot of guns there's no need for civilians to own those those are for military
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: military 
     
    The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada's military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.
    — Willie Morris
    tags: past  military  year 
     
    No one expects to attain to the height of learning, or arts, or power, or wealth, or military glory, without vigorous resolution, strenuous diligence, and steady perseverance. Yet we expect to be Christians without labour, study, or inquiry.
    — William Wilberforce
    The military lead turbulent lives, but they are people like everybody else.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: people  live  military 
     
    The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
    — William Westmoreland
    tags: military  war 
     
    I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: fame  battle  military 
     
    The war against Iraq is as disastrous as it is unnecessary; perhaps in terms of its wisdom, purpose and motives, the worst war in American history... Our military men and women...were not called to defend America but rather to attack Iraq. They were not called to die for, but rather to kill for, their country. What more unpatriotic thing could we have asked of our sons and daughters...?
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: men  die  military  america  war  wisdom  son  american 
     
    In Leading with Honor, Lee uses gripping stories from the POW camps to engage the reader and teach invaluable principles of leadership. I highly recommend this book for developing leaders at all levels in any organization, military of civilian.
    — William R. Looney III
    Since shotguns are not military weapons, your local sporting goods dealer will have good information about them, as long as you aren't black, Spanish, or a white freak.
    — William Powell
    tags: military  black 
     
    The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military.
    — William O. Douglas
    The influence of Sun Tzu on other North Vietnamese military strategists is harder to answer. Certainly many of the key leaders in Hanoi were aware of Sun Tzu and made use of his ideas - Vo Nguyen Giap applied many of these ideas in seeking out weak elements in the enemy's defenses, as did Truong Chinh, whose famous treatise, The Resistance Will Win (1947), cited the ideas of Mao Zedong as a model for the North Vietnamese to follow.
    — William J. Duiker
    There were various aspects of Sun Tzu's approach that appealed to Ho Chi Minh: a) to learn to understand both the enemy and yourself, to seek out his weaknesses and your own strengths, and act accordingly, b) to make ample use of subterfuge and stratagem in order to defeat or disarm your adversary, and c) to use outright violence only when absolutely necessary in the belief that political struggle was more effective than military struggle.
    — William J. Duiker
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