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Table of Contents Acknowledgements The Authors Foreword: Major General (ret.) Morris J. Brady Preface Chapter One: Past, Present, Future: Gleaning Clues from History ( Introduction ( Perception Is Reality: How Media Distorts Events and Influences Outcomes ( The View from the Foothills . ( A Vest Pocket History of World War II Global Conflict. ( The Teleology of Global Conflicts ( What Won the War? ( The Teleology of World War III ( World War III: Hyperbole or Reality? ( Is Globalization a Cause of World War III? ( Winning The Crucial War for Hearts and Minds. ( Responding to Global Terrorism Requires an Educated and Informed Citizenry ( The War of Cultures and the Culture of War: Are Freedom and Democracy Sources of Weakness or Strength. ( Global Economics, Local Politics and World War III Chapter Two: Plotting Our Course--Key Reference Points ( Introduction ( The Watershed Trauma of 9/11/2001 ( What are the Questions? ( The Changing Role and Perception of the United States on the World Stage ( Quantifying Terrorism ( How Combatants Perceive the Value of Life: Does a Zero Value of Life Convey Strategic Advantage? ( The Global Arms Trade ( How to Pay for World War III ( Oiling the Wheels of the Enemy: How the West Funds the Enemy's War Effort? ( The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: First and Second Intifadas ( Lebanon: The Consistency of Folly ( Re-emergence of Russia. ( Diffuse Warfare: Can Irregular Forces Be Defeated Chapter Three: Dispersing the Fog: A Framework for Analysis ( Introduction ( Definitions ( The Analytical Framework Chapter Four: The War in Afghanistan: Case Study ( Introduction ( Cultural Perspective ( Application of Cultural Indices to Afghanistan ( Interpretive Narrative: Fog of Peace ( Interpretive Narrative: Fog of War ( Closing Summary Chapter Five: A Case Study of the War in Iraq ( Introduction ( Weapons of Mass Destruction ( The Cost of the War ( Public Opinion Regarding the Iraq War ( The Way Forward ( Iraq as Insurgency ( Cultural Perspective ( Fog of Peace: The Iraqi Context ( Fog of War: The Iraqi Context (Closing Summary Chapter Six: A Case Study of Lebanon Two (Israeli-Hezbollah Conflict of 2006) ( Introduction ( Visibility of Countries on the World Stage ( Hezbollah ( The War Itself and the Aftermath ( Gaza and Hamas: the Other Front ( Review/Debrief on Lebanon War II ( Global Factors . Availablity of Options Going Forward ( Cultural Perspective ( Matrices - Fogs of War and Peace . Closing Summary Chapter Seven: A Comparative Analysis of Belief Systems ( Introduction ( Spotlight on Al Qaeda ( The Differing Belief Systems Within Islam . The Basics of Islam . The Sunni-Shi'a Devide . What This All Means in Fighting Terrorism ( Some Definitive Analyses ( Touchstones in Finding Ways to Defeat Terrorism and Move to More Positive Ground in International Relations Chapter Eight: A Summary View of Challenges We Face and The Road Forward ( Introduction ( Around the World . The Conflict in Afghanistan and the Linkage to Pakistan . The al Qaeda Threat . Israel and its Neighbors . Issues Related to Iran ( The Road Forward Glossary References
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
World War III.
Iraq War, 2003-.
Afghan War, 2001-.
Political violence -- Middle East.
War on Terrorism, 2001-.