Special operations forces can have strategic value as a military instrument used against an adversary with a preponderance of forces. But they tend to have their greatest strategic impact in a military campaign when there is a balance of forces.
Berkowitz, Marc J.
"Soviet Naval Spetsnaz Forces,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 3.
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