The Growing Spectre of SOVIET SEA POWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Eugene M Walter
The phenomenal worldwide growth of Soviet sea power is arousing concern. Nowhere is this build-up more alarming than in the tense Mediterranean area. Here is a firsthand report from Algeria of what is developing there and what it portends. Algiers. In early 1967 scarcely a dozen Russian warships were ploughing through Mediterranean waters. Today more than fifty Soviet units including the most advanced missile cruisers and submarines - are plying the waves from Gibraltar to the Bosphorus. The USSR has quadrupled her naval forces in the Mediterranean in little more than one year - and no end to the build-up is in sight!
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