Usually, most of us visualize war as bombs, fire, massive armament, and many agonizing deaths. That’s not an inaccurate picture, whether the war is a unilateral invasion, as our involvement in Iraq is, or a provoked engagement as our Pearl Harbor-induced involvement in WW II was.
There are, however, other types of wars that do not fit that profile—wars of the psychological and insidious kind. These are the ones that take their toll over time. They effectively devastate an opponent’s will to do battle, and can crush one’s self esteem.