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“The problem is that you cannot prove yourself against someone who is much weaker than yourself. They are in a lose/lose situation. If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel... if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see there is simply no escape.”


Martin Van Creveld, The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq
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The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq by Martin van Creveld
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