Guerre de course has repeatedly been consigned to extinction by navies and theorists, who have assumed that legal, economic, and technological developments rendered it obsolete—only to be proved mistaken. Will it happen again?
Peifer, Douglas C.
"Maritime Commerce Warfare: The Coercive Response of the Weak?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss2/8