"The War" is the fourth single released from the debut album of Angels & Airwaves, We Don't Need to Whisper. It was the third single for both the US and UK, but was the fourth single released, since "Do It for Me Now" was the second single for the US and "It Hurts" was the second single for the UK. Tom DeLonge has described this song as anti-war, with specific references to the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. "The War" was the last song the band would play, during their We Don't Need to Whisper concerts, with Tom making a speech during the bridge.
The song peaked at #19 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.