Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

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General Norman Schwarzkopf Quotes

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Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf
Retired US Army four-star General. Nickname “Stormin’ Norman”
Commander of the allied invasion of Iraq 1991
Lived: 1934-2012

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“I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the field of battle.”
– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that he’s a great military man – I want you to know that.”
-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf 1991

“We need to destroy not attack, not damage, not surround. I want to destroy the Republican Guard”
-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf 1991

“I feel that retired generals should never miss an opportunity to remain silent concerning matters for which they are no longer responsible.”
– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“If we do go to war, psychological operations are going to be absolutely a critical, critical part of any campaign that we must get involved in.”
– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“The mothers and fathers of America will give you their sons and daughters…with the confidence in you that you will not needlessly waste their lives. And you dare not. That’s the burden the mantle of leadership places upon you. You could be the person who gives the orders that will bring about the deaths of thousands and thousands of young men and women. It is an awesome responsibility. You cannot fail. You dare not fail…”
– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
From a speech in Eisenhower Hall Theater to the Corps of Cadets on 15 May 1991 by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“….If you leave here with the word DUTY implanted in your mind; if you leave here with the word HONOR carved in your soul; if you leave here with love of COUNTRY stamped on your heart, then you will be a twenty-first century leader worthy…of the great privilege and honor…of leading…the sons and daughters of America…”
– General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
From a speech in Eisenhower Hall Theater to the Corps of Cadets on 15 May 1991 by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“Yesterday at the beginning of the ground war Iraq had the fourth largest army in the world. Today they have the second largest army in Iraq”
– Quote Attributed to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Under a news conference during Desert Storm

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