This thread gives you a initial background for discussions, as well as material for future readings. I'll be adding links here as a buildup to future discussions in this forum ranging over international law to just war theory, both modern and historic, as well as papers from anthropologists, and occasional works on strategy and tactics and statecraft and diplomacy. Feel free to argue anything within this thread within another thread, but please don't clutter this one with discussion or idle chat- it's for reference material alone. I know from experience many people are not aware of the history of this portion of statecraft, nor know how to debate it's core elements competently.... so that's why I'm providing this listing.
The list won't start off exhaustive, and will naturally due to time limitations in editing will be cluttered and disorganized, but I hope it will in time become broad and authoritative. I have had similar websites in the past with a few thousand links on them, and still answer questions that are sent to me- though it's increasingly rare as I simply stopped updating them years ago, and lost my older email addresses.