William Shedd in Wikipedia
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
This is not really a strategy document from the Pentagon about fighting the insurgency. The document is clearly targeted at American public opinion.
“It is mysterious that the ambition should have come first - the wish to be a writer, to have that distinction, that fame - and that this ambition should have come long before I could think of anything to write about.”
V. S. Naipaul
(August 17, 1932 - )
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'Rourke