415. 12/21/1990

According to a Los Angeles Times article on December 21, 1990, when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell visited troops in Saudi Arabia prior to Operation Desert Storm, he said, regarding the upcoming attack: ” ‘When we launch it, we will launch it violently. We will launch it in a way that will make it decisive so we can get it over with as quickly as possible and there’s no question who won.’ ”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 202

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