Accession Number : ADA146631


Title :   The Limits of Intervention: Soviet Naval Power Projection Capabilities and the Decision to Intervene.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Holliday,G D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a146631.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : This thesis considers the factors that influence a Soviet decision to use naval power for intervention in third world countries beyond their borders. A qualitative cost-benefit analysis is described for general application and several case studies are developed using 'decision points' that follow from the analysis. Operational definitions of the physical assets available for use in an overseas power projection are then offered and compared against the requirements for levels of escalation suggested by decision points that can be reasonably projected to occur. (Author)


Descriptors :   *USSR , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *NAVAL PLANNING , *INTERVENTION , DEVELOPING NATIONS , MILITARY STRATEGY , NATIONAL SECURITY , DECISION MAKING , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , COST ANALYSIS , MISSION PROFILES , THESES , CASE STUDIES , HISTORY , WAR POTENTIAL , AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS


Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE