Ralph Peters

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  • Born: April 19, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Former U.S. Army Officer, Military Analyst, Writer









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Historically, the common denominator of successful counterinsurgency operations is that only an uncompromising military approach works—not winning hearts and minds nor a negotiated compromise… military sticks are much more important than civilian carrots. Military & Veterans
If there is a single power that the West underestimates, it is the power of collective hatred. War & Peace
We seek a logical understanding of mass violence, but war and civil strife rarely explode because of rational grievances. Complaints about oppression, poverty or injustice may serve as superficial catalysts, but few wars can be traced to objective decision-making by the dispassionate leaders of cool-headed populations. War is an act of passion, not of policy. War & Peace
Each day, each one of us chooses not to do many things that would be legal but offensive to those around us. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Imam Rauf and his backers have every legal right to build their extravagant Islamic center within the lethal radius of Ground Zero. But the rest of us have the right to question why they insist on doing so. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
In the Gulf War, U.S. Marine Corps wheeled vehicles were killing Iraqi T-72 tanks. War & Peace
I've been to many countries and watched a number of conflicts or their residue, and I've served in the military.
Jihad expands Islam's domain by any means available.
Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent. War & Peace
Social peace requires reciprocity. War & Peace
The F-22 is a shameful, disgraceful boondoggle and it revolts me.
The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The M-1 is the best tank in the world, if you can get it to the war in time, if you have a Saddam Hussein who'll give you seven months to move your forces in. Time ;War & Peace
We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory.
When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life. Life ;Death