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June 05, 2012

Money, Guns and Budgets.

War is the last of all things to go according to schedule.

-- Thucydides (460 BC - 395 BC) in The History of the Peloponnesian War.

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"Spartan Woman Giving a Shield to Her Son", 1805, Jean-Jacques-Fran├žois Le Barbier.

In the lore and legend of Sparta, when a son left home for the armed forces, his mother said: "Fight well and fairly. Return with your shield or on it."

Posted by JD Hull at June 5, 2012 11:59 PM

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