The utility of small navies in today's world has been frequently discounted by some critics as no longer being relevant in an age of nuclear weapons, ICBM's, and advanced technology.
"The Future Roles and Problems of Small Countries' Navies,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss1/5