International terrorism and the development of weapons of mass destruction have given war an unlimited capability that can cause total destruction of all living things as well as the world in which we reside. Although human beings realize that this catastrophic outcome is possible, they continue to engage in wars. What forces drive them to do so? Sounds: A Pathway to World Peace attempts to answer that question by examining the survival and socializing forces that govern human interactions, identifying the behaviors these forces initiate, and reviewing the circumstances that strengthen the influence of one force over the other. This information is used to develop The Behavior Set Theory. This theory is used to explain why wars exist and to provide approaches combatants can take to stop the Arab-Israeli conflict, the war in Iraq, international terrorism, and conditions existing in the United States, where many public policies strengthen survival forces rather than socializing ones.