If international law is conceived as a standard-setting regulatory pattern for the normal conduct of states towards one another, the question of international law and the use of force—of the relationship between law in force—belongs not to its static parts, but rather to a more dynamic and, truth to tell, less clearly regulated area.
"International Law and the Use of Force,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol22/iss1/3