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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2062
AUTHOR: George Catlett Marshall (1880–1959)
QUOTATION: The time has come when we must proceed with the business of carrying the war to the enemy, not permitting the greater portion of our armed forces and our valuable material to be immobilized within the continental United States.
ATTRIBUTION: General GEORGE C. MARSHALL, Army chief of staff, as reported by the Washington, D.C., Times-Herald, March 3, 1942, p. 1.
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)