Friday, March 20, 2009

Blockade that metaphor

Remember "Don't give up the ship"?

Or, "You may fire when ready, Gridley"?

What about "Damn the torpedoes—full speed ahead"?

Commander James Cannon, skipper of the destroyer USS Mullinnix, tried unsuccessfully to add his own ringing battle cry to the Navy's lexicon of heroic challenges. As Mullinnix arrived for a third tour off Vietnam, Commander Cannon announced:

"We are ready to step in the batter's box and belt a few pitches with hard stuff now that the contract is signed for our third season with the big leagues."
Somehow that never made it into the history books.

If you have a battle cry or great quote related to Information Warfare, I'd love to hear it. Just post it as a comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“Get the proper intelligence to the boss, so he may wage war properly”

Annon; prior to the Iraq War