It looks like wars might cause inflation (ww ii and viet nam on your chart), but I no longer think any destruction is good for the economy. Say someone destroys property, say throws a rock through a window. There might be a winner, like the repair man, but overall society loses. When I heard about pallet loads of 100 dollar bills shipped to Iraq is when I got worried more about inflation. I though, incorrectly as it turned out, that the money presses would churn out too much money to pay for the war, and cause inflation. As Ha indicates, it's not something guessable.