War is essentially an affair of ethics as well as , economics and, though the economical aspect presses heavily on the people of the world today, the ethical aspect has continuously occupied the thoughts of mankind in an unceasing endeavour to diminish war's inevitable horrors, and to limit and localize its effects. The advocates of "air power", in urging their claim for precedence, took a firm stand, with a foot planted squarely on each of these bases.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol2/iss5/4