Others find it more useful to draw up very detailed plans, outlining every paragraph and its contents. A snappy quotation that doesn't help establish the context for your essay or that later plays no part in your thinking will only mislead readers and blur your focus.
Once the points have been chosen they should be presented logically and coherently, so do not leap about from point to point. Get to it. From the beginning of time war has been the most severe type of conflict.
Scarcity of resources meant defensive works were not a cost-effective way to protect the society against enemy raids. When in class we talk about the national approval rating for the American people towards their government and it is surprisingly low, about a quarter of the population.
Wait until Trump starts a war.