The presence of a significant Soviet naval force in the Mediterranean seems to represent a new element in international relations.
Masson, Philipe; Couhat, J. Labayle; Sick, Gary G.; and Sick, Karlan K.
"The Soviet Presence in the Mediterranean: A Short History,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss1/8