The literature shows that naval diplomacy has been used since man first put to sea in ships and that its history can be traced down through the years ever since, with varying emphases, interpretations, and terminology. The future may see new aspects of an old role, a “postmodern” naval diplomacy.
"“Decided Preponderance at Sea”: Naval Diplomacy in Strategic Thought,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 65
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol65/iss4/9