The peacetime role of naval forces in a nation's foreign policy is often obscure and tends to be neglected in foreign policy literature. While the dramatic growth of the Soviet naval fleet has not gone unnoticed, most articles on the subject have stressed the Soviet naval challenge to United States or NATO seapower.
Ackley, Richard T.
"The Soviet Navy's Role in Foreign Policy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss5/5