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Norman Schwarzkopf

Data de nascimento: 22. Agosto 1934
Data de falecimento: 27. Dezembro 2012
Outros nomes: Norman Schwarzkopf mlajši, H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. foi um general do Exército dos Estados Unidos, que em 1991 comandou as forças de coalizão internacional na Operação Tempestade no Deserto, na Guerra do Golfo, contra o Iraque de Saddam Hussein.

À frente de um exército de 500 mil homens, majoritariamente de norte-americanos mas também formado por sauditas, britânicos, franceses e egípcios entre outros, sob os auspícios da ONU, Schwarzkopf liderou a invasão do Kuwait em janeiro de 1991 para libertar o país da ocupação efetuada pelas tropas iraquianas em agosto do ano anterior.

Em seis semanas, as forças da coalizão expulsaram as tropas iraquianas provocando pesadas baixas entre elas e devolveram o Kuwait a seus governantes.

Reformado do exército em 1991, escreveu sua autobiografia, It Doesn't Take a Hero, publicada em 1992.O general faleceu em 27 de dezembro de 2012 em Tampa e a causa da morte foi complicações por pneumonia.

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Citações Norman Schwarzkopf

„A liderança é uma poderosa combinação de estratégia e carácter. Mas se tiver de passar sem um, que seja estratégia.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
citado em The military quotation book: more than 1,200 of the best quotations about ...‎ - Página 83, de James Charlton - St. Martin's Press, 2002, ISBN 0312266448, 9780312266448, 2. ed. - 182 páginas

„A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

As quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Vol. 110, Issues 5 (1991 Feb 11), p. 32
Contexto: A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war.
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.

„As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

Contexto: As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist: He is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man.

Gulf War briefing (28 February 1991), as quoted in "WAR IN THE GULF: Commander's Briefing; Excerpts From Schwarzkopf News Conference on Gulf War" in The New York Times

„Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

As quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Vol. 110, Issues 5 (1991 Feb 11), p. 32
Contexto: A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war.
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.

„True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

As quoted in General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. Interview with the American Academy of Achievement Source: [General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. Interview, www.achievement.org, "Academy of Achievement", https://achievement.org/achiever/general-h-norman-schwarzkopf/#interview] As quoted in Pocket Patriot : Quotes from American Heroes (2005) by Kelly Nickell, p. 53

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„When placed in command — take charge.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

Quoted in "Leadership" (2007) by David M. Atkinson, p. 42

„It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf

Interview with Barbara Walters (15 March 1991); also quoted in his memoir It Doesn't Take a Hero : General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the Autobiography (1992), p. xiii

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