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" The first advice I'm going to give my successor is to watch the generals and to avoid feeling that just because they were military men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn. "
Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the ... - Page 28
by H. R. McMaster - 1998 - 480 pages
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Conversations with Kennedy

Benjamin C. Bradlee - Biography & Autobiography - 1984 - 251 pages
...calls "absolutely first-class." "The first advice I'm going to give my successor," the president said, "is to watch the generals and to avoid feeling that...men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn." "They are always there with their pencils out" NOVEMBER 27, 1962 /Jim Fosburgh dined at the...
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Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986

Gordon Nathaniel Lederman - Law - 1999 - 215 pages
...Organization How wars are remembered can be just as important as how they were fought and first described.1 [T]he first advice I'm going to give my successor...their opinion[s] on military matters were worth a damn. — President John F. Kennedy2 The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act...
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John F. Kennedy and Europe

Douglas Brinkley, Richard T. Griffiths - History - 1999 - 349 pages
...quality of military advice. Kennedy's confidant Benjamin C. Bradlee quoted the president as saying, "The first advice I'm going to give my successor is to watch the generals and avoid feeling that just because they are military men their opinion on military matters is worth a...
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The Military Quotation Book: More Than 1,200 of the Best Quotations About ...

James Charlton - Reference - 2002 - 182 pages
...tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinion. GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY The first advice I am going to give my successor is to watch the generals...men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn. JOHN F. KENNEDY He smiles with the faraway, sea-remembering smile of all desk admirals. PETER...
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Averting 'the Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile ...

Sheldon M. Stern - History - 2003 - 459 pages
...stunned by LeMay 's outburst that he could only stutter in response. The President later remarked, "The first advice I'm going to give my successor is to watch the generals and to avoid feeling that because they were military men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn. "2U '2'Sergei...
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Amoral America

...position of disparity..." - George Kennan, Director of US State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1948 "The first advice I'm going to give my successor is...men their opinions on military matters were worth a damn." -JFK "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow More of the same....
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