The 1960. and 7Os have seen the emergence of significant Soviet distant power projection capabilities, air and naval. While the original impetus for their development was strategic and defensive, at least in the case of the new naval means, it is clear that distant state and client interests, Third World presence requirements, have today become a major developmental determinant.
"Soviet Projection Capabilities: A View From North of the Border,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss3/10