“As a military force today, if you're in Afghanistan, you get up in the morning, you get in an armored vehicle, you go on patrol, and then you come back. You're heavily armored; you're heavily defensive; it's called an occupation force. Is that what we want for our military?”

— Retired Marine general James “Hoss” Cartwright, who from 2007 to 2011 served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s second-ranking military officer.

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