For the past decade, Western naval leaders have spoken of "a Soviet naval buildup" and continue to use the same language to describe the very different situation today, a situation marked by a sharp increase in the allocation of resources to naval shipbuilding, a marked rise in the navy's political clout, and a new approach to the role of seapower in Soviet policy.
"A New Trend in Soviet Naval Development,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss4/3