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More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor. ---->>>

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one. ---->>>

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense military advice before they know they need it. ---->>>

Don't get small units caught in between the forces of history. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-29, 1922
Die: 2016-08-18
Occupation: Soldier

John William Vessey Jr. (June 29, 1922 – August 18, 2016) was an American military officer. He was a United States Army general, and served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from June 18, 1982, to September 30, 1985. He began his 46-year military career in the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1939 when he was still 16 (wikipedia)