Vernon A. Walters — American Soldier born on January 03, 1917, died on February 10, 2002

Vernon A. Walters was a United States Army officer and a diplomat. Most notably, he served from 1972 to 1976 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, from 1985 to 1989 as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and from 1989 to 1991 as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany during the decisive phase of German Reunification. Walters rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame... (wikipedia)

I don't think we should tell them what we're going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all.
I'm a participant in the doctrine of constructive ambiguity.
It is an endless procession of surprises. The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner.
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution.