Since World War I — The War to End All Wars — more civilians have died in war than military personnel. This is unacceptable. Global demilitarization may sound idealistic, and implementing it would require a step-by-step approach that entails a process of rethinking in policy and public education. The first step toward this goal is an international ban on arms trade and an expansion of demilitarized zones in every section of the world.

Dennis Kostecki

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.