Fogs of War and Peace
A Midstream Analysis of World War III
by Robert L. Dilworth and Shlomo Maital
September 2008, 264pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

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This work focuses on continual global conflict and how American views are being obstructed through fogs that distort reality. Dilworth and Maital discuss the root of these problems and their analysis that we are engaged in World War III.

The war in Iraq, Afghanistan, continual conflict in the Middle East, and the global war on terrorism, are all intertwined in a greater battle of global conflict: World War III. However, the fogs that have been created to hide these conflicts from public opinion are obstructing a clear view of reality. Fogs prevent the public from accurately seeing this war unfold and from taking action in the government to help prevent, this now, inevitable conflict. This work unveils that the media and government are two thickening fogs that continue to obscure the reality of what is occurring. Media does little to help develop an in-depth understanding of the world. In turn this creates limited interest in reporting of foreign affairs among the market sectors they strive to reach. The government has focused on winning the hearts and minds of the American people in order to drive the cause of the war on terrorism. Yet, this war has unleashed greater struggles, which citizens have covertly been blinded to. While these global conflicts are seemingly isolated, the authors illustrate that they are, in fact, closely linked with similar underlying causes. The fogs of war and peace need to lessen so the American people can be accurately informed and global leaders are able to strive for better policies in order to bring World War III to an end.

Seemingly unrelated conflicts raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and other global areas, are in fact, closely linked, as part of a greater battle, World War III. In the midst of conflict, this work delves into factors of World War III, and claims that we have already begun this new war. However, in an age where the average American citizen is uninformed on international foreign policy and conflict, the two fogs of government and media, are only contributing to this miseducation. These fogs have never been thicker in obscuring the reality of what is occurring. The fog that is media, explains what is occurring in cryptic sound bites by funneling certain information to the American people. Government, the second fog, affects citizens by either withholding or distorting information and opponents, and expands a great effort to deceive and distort current events. In turn it tries to win the hearts of the people by explaining that this is the only way to obtain the idea of peace. This work explains that through the distorted reality of the fogs, we are now in a stage of disinformation, misinformation, and noninformation, which block the view of citizens from what is truly happening and how to deal with it. It is the first analytical model that clearly examines the fogs of war and peace and how new perspectives must been found. The authors offer a model to help inform readers to better understand World War III, while illuminating the causes, nature, and dynamics of the global concern. In turn, they offer new policy directions for political leaders in America, Israel, and Europe and hope to bring to light these fogs of destruction.

Reviews

"Dilworth and Maital make a persuasive case in Fogs of War and Peace that we are in the midst of World War III and that we are losing that war, and bankrupting our country in the process....Fogs of War and Peace deserves careful reading by any serious student of national security strategy."—ARMY, November 1, 2008

"The authors bring down to earth common sense and cross-cultural understanding into the discussion on some of the most crucial world problems of our time. Reading their manuscript from cover to cover gave me a new angle on world news, an experience I hope many Americans and Israeli's will share."—Geert Hofstede, Author of Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

"Rarely are we afforded so clear a window on the future. If Western civilization is to avoid failure and meet the global threat of terrorism posed by a de facto World War III, then decision makers and educated citizens must attend to the incisive recommendations of Dilworth and Maital. They lay out the causes of this threat in convincing detail, provide a compelling model for analyzing both the Fog of War and Fog of Peace, and then clearly chart a road forward that utilizes the powerful, non-violent tools of discussion, dialogue and negotiation."—Marc Holzer, Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, Founder and Director of National Center for Public Productivity

"Dilworth & Maital's work is a groundbreaking analysis of the cultural and economic underpinnings of current global conflicts. Their application of this framework to military conflict is, to my mind, essential in implementing a successful strategy to end these conflicts."—Dr. John W. Bing, Founder of ITAP International, Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan

"Drawing upon a wealth of personal knowledge, the authors provide fascinating insights regarding a series of major policy blunders in dealing with terrorism. They argue boldly that we are now engaged in an irregular and asymmetrical World War III against the terrorists for which we are not prepared militarily or psychologically. This alarming analysis calls for new strategies as we enter an era in which the United States has to meet this terrorist challenge while deeply in debt and heavily dependent upon increasingly expensive foreign oil."—Dwight Ink, Former Assistant General Manager of the Atomic Energy Commission and Assistant Director of USAID.

"This work is a brilliant, cohesive study and a must-read for Americans; not only those whose job it is to run the country but those who value the American way of life and who want to address the real truth of the possibility of World War III and the war against terrorism. It serves as proof that we, as a country, must redirect out thinking. This book provides that road map."—Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Williams, U.S. Army (Retired)

"With a uniquely clear lens, Dilworth and Maital have been able to see through the fog enshrouding most world leaders to reveal the reality of the immense global struggle now engulfing our world."—Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Author of Three Billion New Capitalists, Rogue Nation, and Trading Places.

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