“At least 28 million people have been killed in more than 150 major armed conflicts fought mainly in the Third World since 1945 (IISS, 1997); another estimate puts the total at 40 million civilian and military deaths (Leitenberg, 2003). The proportion of civilian casualties rose from only 5 per cent of total casualties in the First World War, to 50 per cent by the Second World War and to 80 to 90 per cent by the end of the century, of whom the majority were women and children (Grant, 1992: 26; Collier et al., 2003). This is a reversion to older types of warfare.”
Source: Contemporary Conflict Resolution: The prevention, management and transformation of deadly conflicts. Third Edition Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse and Hugh Miall. (Page 85)
Let's not revert to warfare - but press forward in peacemaking!!
~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.