"America's got two fundamental powers. There's the power of intimidation and the military -- the U.S. military exists to warn people, 'You take on America, and free men and women are going to fight like the dickens.' Power of intimidation. But there's also the power of inspiration. And the power of inspiration could reach halfway around the world to the Euphrates River Valley and affect someone, no matter how blinded they were at that moment by a hatred."
- James Mattis