As part of the Naval Presence mission, victory became dependent not on the actual warfare capabilities of the forces, but on their ability to make other actors in the crisis perceive a level of commitment to certain goals.
McGruther, Kenneth R.
"The Role of Perception in Naval Diplomacy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol27/iss5/3