Reality of War
The reality of war is that it isn't simply a necessary evil, but is as unavoidable as breathing. We go to war daily, but to understand this fact, we must define war and put it into perspective. War is defined as a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. As individuals we are a sovereign nation state in that our bodies are made up of the same elements as any organization under the leadership of our brains with free will. Our brains represent leadership, lungs represent finances, stomach represent industry, heart represents the motivation of the organization, etc. Each element of our organization must perform at its peak in order for the overall organization to accomplish any goals set forth by its leadership.
Our leadership (i.e., brain) must arm itself with knowledge, tactics, experience, and attain and learn to use physical tools and/or weapons to assist in reaching its goal. Every obstacle that this organization faces must be set upon with its acquired abilities to overcome; war. There is a clear loser and clear victor at the completion of each attempt. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will train our organization as it should be, and protect the individual elements of our organization as they should be protected so when called upon they will perform at their peak efficiency against obstacles attempting to keep us from our goals.