Quotes by defence

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  • Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
    British Labour Party politician 1952-
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    As the Chief of the Defence Staff says, you don't defend on the goal line. Defending the interests of the U.K. means tackling threats early and at source, and that means intervening overseas.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    Bofors was a steelmaker that became a forgings company and then went on to build guns. Companies like Krupp and Thyssen were in steel and forgings before entering defence. There are similar examples in the U.K.; it is a natural progression.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    But which is the State's essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
  • Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
    British Labour Party politician 1952-
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    Defence must be more adaptable, able to respond quickly to the changes in the security environment and the character of conflict.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction.
  • Bob Ainsworth
    Bob Ainsworth
    British Labour Party politician 1952-
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    Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch.
  • W. D. Roscommon
    W. D. Roscommon
    English poet 1633-1685
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    Immodest words admit of no defence, for want of decency is want of sense.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    India has the capability to create a fairly extensive defence manufacturing capability in many areas, and as a country and as an industry, we have matured in terms of technology and capability to make this happen.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    India is the second biggest defence procurer in the world after the U.S.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
    Bhagat Singh
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    My applications submitted to the Tribunal regarding my interview during the hunger strike were misinterpreted, and it was published in the press that I was going to offer defence, though in reality I was never willing to offer any defence.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
    Adolf Hitler
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    Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
    Benjamin Tucker
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    Taking this view of the matter, the Anarchists contend that defence is not an essential of the State, but that aggression is.
    Source: Address to Unitarian Ministers
  • Benazir Bhutto
    Benazir Bhutto
    Pakistani politician 1953-2007
    Benazir Bhutto
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    The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    There is a feeling within our system that defence equipment can't be made here and should be imported. I wanted to break this myth, so we spent our money and made a product to prove we have capability in this country, so don't just brush us aside.
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