Military assistance, economic aid, political support for local causes and leaders, all backed at the appropriate time by a naval presence. This is the four-pronged approach the Soviet Union has used to gain eminence in the Mediterranean and with which it is attempting to establish itself in a similar fashion in the Indian Ocean area. In the near future we may well see the same strategy used to foster greater Soviet influence in our own hemisphere.
Colbert, Richard G.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
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