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Ready or Not was based on the real world US-JFCOM war game, Millennim Challenge 02.

The quote mentioned by character Thomas Haller is not really found on a plague in West Point but it was part of a speech by Douglas MacArthur when he was back in the United States.

Haller: There's a statue of MacArthur at West Point I walked by every day for four years. Below there's a quote: "Your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars. All other public purposes will find others for their accomplishment. Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win.The sure knowledge that in war, there is no substitute for victory, that the very obsession of your public service must be duty, honour, country." I put on this uniform for a reason, Commander.For a while, I forgot. General West reminded me.

Actual lines by MacArthur:

"...And through all this welter of change and development your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars. Everything else in your professional career is but corollary to this vital dedication. All other public purposes,º all other public projects, all other public needs, great or small, will find others for their accomplishment;º but you are the ones who are trained to fight. Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose, the Nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country."

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Army/USMA/MacArthur/1962_speech_to_the_Corps.html

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