I am still angry and vigilant 10 years after the terror attack, and I am still concerned about the safety of my country.
I, Andy Lee Graham lived in Iraq days in August-September of 2003, traveled to Dohuk, Arbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Baghdad, Babylon, Basrah.
War is an openly declared state of organized conflict, typified by extreme aggression, societal disruption, and high mortality.
In all wars, the group(s) experiencing the need to dominate other group(s) are unable and unwilling to accept or permit the possibility of a relationship of fundamental equality to exist between the groups who have opted for group violence (war). The aspect of domination that is a precipitating factor in all wars, i.e. one group wishing to dominate another, is also often a precipitating factor in individual one-on-one violence outside of the context of war, i.e. one individual wishing to dominate another.
In 2003, Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley identified war as the sixth (of ten) biggest problems facing the society of mankind for the next fifty years. In the 1832 book "On War", by Prussian military general and theoretician Carl Von Clausewitz, the author refers to war as the "continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means."War is an interaction in which two or more opposing forces have a “struggle of wills”.The term is also used as a metaphor for non-military conflict, such as class war.War is a seemingly inescapable and integral aspect of human culture. Its practice is not linked to any single type of political organization or society. Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his History Of Warfare, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal primitive endemic warfare that began well before recorded human history, to advanced nuclear warfare between global alliances, with the recently developed ultimate potential for human extinction.
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