powers dealing with so-called low intensity conflicts. Outside of Europe, U.S. and NATO intelligence is mostly targeted against non-Western cultures, petty tyrannies of all descriptions, and terrorist desperados at war on behalf of statist and nonstatist agendas. Until now, Western intelligence failures in these milieus have not redounded in loss of control over a process of escalation that then spilled over into war in Europe. No one can guarantee that the past will be prologue for the future in this regard. The deception capabilities of non-European states may increase along with the lethality of their high-technology weapons, and so, therefore, may their capacity to create global wars out of regional conflicts.