Unconventional war

To the editor:

Many people now believe we are in or soon will be in World War III. This is incorrect. We are now, and have been fully engaged in World Unconventional War I for quite some time. This is not a conventional war, at least not at this time.

The ultimate goal of terrorists is to motivate militarily strong and powerful nations to stop resisting, stop attacking and give up. One of the ways they try to achieve this, other than wholesale violence, is by obtaining the highest level of exposure and depending heavily on propaganda to defeat the enemy.

Sadly, much of the American media, along with a large percentage of our leaders have fallen for terrorists tactics and in reality are aiding and abetting the terrorists. I hope the American public will outsmart the media and many of our leaders.

Tom Shewmon,