Can what is chosen as a means be different than what is accomplished? Do we really understand the other side and their motivations? Are they evil? What impact does our decisions have on others? A man who is convinced he can undo his inept decisions keeps trying to control something that he is not in control of which results in consequences he cannot accept. Those involved with him learn along the way that their choices also may not have the desired affect.
Author served in the Marine Corps from 1968-1972. Having interviewed many returning Marines and soldiers about their experiences, his mother and father having served in the Navy during World War II his and the experience of others serves as a background for understanding the impact of war and the decisions made by those who govern its use and those who employ its strategies in the battle arena.
The study of philosophy, history and the evolution of law and economics helps to understand the impact of decisions made at all levels and how those decisions impact others in different cultures who have a different perspective on the meaning of life's choices.