Any realistic discussion of the present status of the law of war must begin by taking note of the skepticism with which this law is generally regarded today. In view of the experience of the two great wars of this century there are many who doubt the possibility that future wars can be subject to effective legal restraints.
Tucker, Robert W.
"The Law of War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol8/iss5/3