Presence is one of those critical missions no one can do like a navy. Nothing like thousands of tons of national will bob'n off your coast to focus the mind.
The pic below I think speaks for itself. It makes a point, no?
PIC: #Russia's Kirov-class nuclear powered guided missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy docked in Limmasol, Cyprus today #jdw pic.twitter.com/QYraPRnWrQ
— Nick de Larrinaga (@NickJDWEurope) February 13, 2014