Do political relations between different peoples and governments cease when the exchange of diplomatic notes is interrupted? If political activity were suspended, military victory would be utterly futile. "For the political alms are the end; the war is the means, and the means can never be conceived without the end."
Wriston, Henry M.
"Political Factors in National Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol8/iss7/3