Ive have seen that opinion as well. I question with the air and naval assets they own why they would not have offensive power, but I havent got another source, at least on the weekend, to understand this better. I would concur that in many cases these regimes have military mostly to keep their own people in order. In that may be the answer. If you have a weapons platform but you never train with it to do anything but suppress your own people, then they may not have a viable offensive force.