Naval War College Review


John Scanlan


In evaluating the role that power will play in Soviet policy over the next ten years one should keep in mind that we are dealing with a dynamic and continually expanding Soviet Russian empire which since 1917 has justified its expansion both to itself and to the world in Marxist-Leninist terms. Marx declared that the communists would gain their ends by peaceful means, but if they could not, they would achieve them by force of arms.