1. "I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
- Quote by Václav Havel
2. "There was a contemptuous joke in Nazi Party circles of Hitler’s lackey Wilhelm Keitel reporting, My Führer, Italy has entered the war! Hitler answers, Send two divisions. That should be enough to finish them. Keitel says, No, my Führer, not against us, but with us. Hitler says, That’s different. Send ten divisions."
- Max Hastings, Inferno: The World at War
4. "and less than three years later, Soviet armored divisions, tanked up with Baku oil, were at the gates of Berlin."
- Tom Reiss, The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
5. "By the spring of 1918 when the German divisions had transferred from the Eastern Front to the Western Front, they were able to deploy some 192 divisions opposing only 156 Allied divisions. Numerically the situation had never been more promising for the Germans, but the American forces were gathering and casting a long shadow across German plans."
- Peter Hart, The Great War
6. "If we sunder ourselves internally, if we accept the false divisions, then we bring with those false divisions all their ills, all their blood of centuries. Where then, can we find trust?"
- John Ringo, The Last Centurion
7. "In that narrow segment we would have three infantry divisions, side by side. Right behind them would be another infantry and two armored divisions. Once a hole was broken, the armored divisions would slam through several miles beyond, then turn right toward the sea behind the Germans in that sector in the hope of cutting them off and trapping them. The remainder"
- Ernie Pyle, Brave Men
8. "The situation reflected the perennial problem of interservice rivalry. Each service tended to adopt a self-serving party line and pursue it relentlessly. At budget time each year the Air Force would see endless numbers of Soviet missiles and bombers; the Navy would detect the latest enemy submarines, just off the East coast; and the Army would mechanize a few dozen more Russian divisions."
- David Wise, The Invisible Government
9. "Realizing he wouldn’t get more soldiers, Schoomaker told his subordinates to squeeze more out of what they had. Each of ten regular Army divisions raised a fourth maneuver brigade, adding ten more deployable BCTs to the pool. Divisions shut down long-established but now extraneous headquarters: the division engineer brigade, the division artillery, the division support command, the MI battalion, and the signal battalion. All of their subordinate battalions and companies got divvied up and assigned to the new BCTs. Short-range air-defense battalions converted to cavalry squadrons—every BCT got one, yet another reflection of the critical importance of finding the enemy in this war. Along with the new cavalry squadrons, brigades cut to two infantry or armor battalions, giving up their old third-maneuver battalions to help create the new BCTs. Inside the heavy battalions, the ones with tanks and Bradleys, the model became two tank and two Bradley companies, plus an armored engineer"
- Daniel P. Bolger, Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars