The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
Republics exist only on the tenure of being constantly agitated.... There is no republican road to safety but in constant distrust.
Keep Right on to the End of the Road
Sir Harry Lauder
Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.