West Asian Fare Trade Agreement
I'm thinking on the whole, I'd rather lose 1000 soldiers in Iraq then lose 150 school children in my own backyard. Not to be coarse, but that is, after all, why we have soldiers.
But then I think that the Russians have lost thousands in Chechnya while losing hundreds at home.
I suspect that in World War III, like in the first two, the Russians will bear the brunt of the casualties both civillian and military. Doesn't seem fair, but I recognize a trend when I see one.