A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Knavery is the best defense against a knave.
Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.
In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things out in my own little way.
In the one defense, briefly, we accept responsibility but deny that it was bad: in the other, we admit that it was bad but don't accept full, or even any, responsibility.
I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.
Only those who are ideologically opposed to military programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs.
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
When you shoot someone who is fleeing, it's not self-defense. It's an execution.
The Department of Defense took 40 years to get where it got.
All defense secretaries in wartime have, needless to say, made misjudgments.
Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security.
The Defense Department must do a better job of providing the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault.
Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do a better job of training new and existing first responders to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
The attack and our response show just how vital Arizona's military bases are to the defense of our country. We need to do everything we can to protect them.
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