It is quite clear that man has not been able to legislate war and aggression into defeat or even into retreat, although the institutions which the international community has developed exercise some restraints on the use of force.
Baxter, R. R.
"Introduction to International Law,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
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