1. "A letter arrives stamped with the slogan The U. S. Army, key to peace. No army is the key to peace, neither the U. S. Army nor the Soviet Army nor any other. No great nation has the key to anything but war. Power has nothing to do with peace. The more men build up military power, the more they violate peace and destroy it."
- Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
5. "Up to the end of 1963, all U. S. Army troops in South Vietnam, with the exception of a small number in the Military Advisory and Assistance Group (MAAG) and a few other such positions, were there under the operational control of the CIA."
- L. Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World
7. "At the core of the new command was Delta (full name: 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta), which the Army had formed under Beckwith’s leadership in 1977 in response to the rising number of international terrorist incidents. Unlike Israel, West Germany, and the United Kingdom, the United States had no specialized force to handle such episodes until Delta’s creation."
- Sean Naylor, Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command