There has, in recent years, developed a striking similarity between the rationales developed by both the United States and the Soviet Navies in their battle for resource allocation. In particular, they have each stressed the unique capabilities of a navy short of war.
Trout, B. Thomas
"Naval Strategy and Naval Politics: Peacetime Uses of a Wartime Naval Force,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
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