The Soviet Union is now actively exerting strong worldwide political pressure by means of economic and military aid backed and screened by a strong, modern, and highly visible naval force. Where as a few years ago the Soviet Navy was predominantly defensive and generally confined to northern oceans and coastal waters, it now operates freely and extensively in the Mediterranean, the Indian, and the South Atlantic Oceans.
Eccles, Henry E.
"The Russian Maritime Threat; An Approach to the Problem,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 2.
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