3. "What line separates the lawful wartime targeting of an enemy combatant from the extrajudicial murder of a man suspected, but not convicted, of wrongdoing? (p8)"
- Rosa Brooks, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
4. "The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his ability to pick out the right men and to utilise combined energy."
- Sun Tzu, The Art Of War
5. "What the gods said was heard by each combatant in his own language, and according to his own understanding. It boiled down to: I. This is Not a Game. II. Here and Now, You are Alive."
- Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
6. "As late as 1883, when dueling of all kinds had almost been eradicated elsewhere, a rapier duel between a soda-water seller and a catfish dealer lasted eighty-three minutes before either combatant drew blood."
- Richard Cohen, By the Sword: A History of Gladiators
7. "Perpetual war allows globalists to continue funding dirty black-ops drug smuggling, corrupt banking practices, political bribes, and assassinations. Perpetual war can be seen as an excuse for spying on Americans, militarizing police agencies, and laws allowing the federal government to declare any American citizen an enemy combatant and holding them without warrant or habeas corpus as well as spying with drones. With"
- Jim Marrs, Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us
8. "People were born with two hands; why not use both of them? As it was, swordsmen fought with only one sword, and often one hand. This made sense, so long as everybody followed the same practice. But if one combatant were to employ two swords at once, what chance would an opponent using only one have of winning?"
- Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi
9. "As the historian William McNeill observed, Innumerable bureaucratic structures that had previously acted more or less independently of one another in a context of market relationships coalesced into what amounted to a single national firm for waging war—a process that played out in every combatant nation.18"
- Moisés Naím, The End of Power
10. "(1) War becomes a completely isolated act, which arises suddenly, and is in no way connected with the previous history of the combatant States. (2) If it is limited to a single solution, or to several simultaneous solutions. (3) If it contains within itself the solution perfect and complete, free from any reaction upon it, through a calculation beforehand of the political situation which will follow from it."
- Carl von Clausewitz, On War: All Volumes