See this online text:
- “An Introduction to the Just War Tradition”, by John F. Coverdale, Pace International Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall, 2004): pp. 221-277. Available in PDF format (on this page) of Pace University Digital Commons. [N.B., This is a very comprehensive summary of ethical discourse on the initiation and the conduct of armed conflict.]
On the anniversary of the lifting of the Great Siege of Malta (11 September 1565), in which the valiant Knights Hospitallers and Maltese people resisted the overwhelming force of the Ottoman Empire, and thus helped protect Christian Europe from Islamic assault; and in remembrance of General Christophe de Lamoriciere (d. 11 September 1865), who commanded the heroic and outnumbered volunteers who defended the independence of the Vicar of Christ against Secularist aggression.