Naval War College Review


On 28 December 1968 the successful test of China's first thermonuclear weapon initiated a profound shift in world power balances. India's compe­tent 13-day rout of Pakistan's armed forces in late 1971 marks a second stage of this realignment. This stage is perhaps even more significant than the first, particularly in its implications for the non-Western, non-Marxist, impoverished Third World.