Smaller navies are limited in their operating areas and geographic reach and, therefore, cannot seriously consider global tasks or missions. They need a naval theory derived from their own perspective, and with the advent of the new ocean regime after 1982, this need has become even more pressing.
Hu, Nien-Tsu Alfred and Oliver, James K.
"A Framework for Small Navy Theory: The 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea Convention,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss2/5