Continuously over the last fifteen years or so, the US has stated that the new global order will not be geographic boundaries but economic boundaries, trade boundaries, technology boundaries. Modern communication has transcended traditional concepts of nations. However, with all the good that comes with it, we must recognize and deal with the not so good. A cultural and religious group that knows no country , that we can not deal with in a traditional sense, we fail to recognize, even denounce. We declare a “war” on this cultural and religious group but only applying the definitions of a war whose rhetoric will unite and motivate the American people. War, by definition, involves enemy soldiers. However, we don’t fight enemy soldiers, we fight terrorists. War, by definition, involves battles and campaigns. Our enemy doesn’t fight battles, they perform acts of terrorism. How naïve can we be as to declare war and expect our enemy to uniform themselves, fall in behind a flag, jump into their Soviet-made replicas of our fighting machines, memorize our orders of battle, and then come across the desert to do battle with us. They have to fight with what they have on hand and use is as effectively as possible. If our culture cannot comprehend human bombs, we had better educate ourselves, not condemn it. When we continue to denounce their actions as barbaric and inhuman and fail to comprehend the genius behind their battle plan, we are fighting a losing battle, literally. Modern warfare has changed. Until we recognize and respect it, understanding the commitment of our enemy and recognizing their tactics, we are doomed to miring ourselves into another Vietnam. Just my humble opinion.