REALITIES OF WAR; Far from becoming more peaceful, the world grows more violent -- since WWII each of 10 conflicts has killed more than one million people, and terrorism threatens large-scale death
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The idea that war is on the wane, a theory advanced in several recent studies, is appealing, but it is also dangerously misleading. Its central argument, made by scholars from the University of Maryland and the Human Security Center in British Columbia, is that since the end of the Cold War more than 15 years ago, nations have tended to fight each other less often, and that civil wars have grown less frequent and less lethal.
The San Francisco Chronicle