Can war be the means to achieve peace? I have always wondered how violence can bring in peace to a nation. One need not be an expert in wars to realize their devastating physical, psychological and economic effects. You might say that war is necessary to fight enemies such as dictators, extremists and human right abusers. That might be true. It is only natural for human beings to consider retaliation in response to an attack. Who would respond to a slap by giving the other cheek instead of hitting back? Giving the other cheek is much easier when said than when done.