Obesity is now a problem in the navy. They've created a new
rank: Really Big Rear Admiral.
I didn't particularly want to go into the Army – I didn't
fancy walking much.
Prince Philip, on why he joined the
Why does the New Italian navy have glass bottom boats? To
see the Old Italian Navy!
I believe that when we overdo our military aggressiveness,
it actually weakens our national
defense. I mean, we stood up to the Soviets. They had 40,000 nuclear weapons. Now we're
fretting day in and day and night about third-world countries that have no army, navy or air
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but
rum, sodomy, and the lash.
I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who
may be asked in this century
what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and
satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I
am President that is what it will
remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
If we get chased out of Iraq with our tail between our legs,
that will be the fifth consecutive
Third-world country with no hint of a Navy or an Air Force to have whipped us in the past 40
The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win
it. The fighters are our
salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory.
If there is one basic element in our constitution, it is
civilian control of the military. Politics are
to be made by the elected political officials, not by generals or admirals.
In this country (England) it is useful from time to time to
kill one admiral in order to
encourage the others.
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest
defense and ornament; it is its
ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
The trouble with military rule is that every colonel or
general is soon full of ambition. The
navy takes over today and the army tomorrow.