Accession Number : ADA256658


Title :   Assessing the Impact of Reasonable Sufficiency on the Structure and Missions of the Former Soviet Navy


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Stanley, Scott M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256658.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : Using content analysis of original writings and speeches by former Soviet military and political leaders, this paper ascertains the impact of the concept of 'reasonable sufficiency for defense' on the former Soviet military in general, and its Navy in particular. The research begins with the era of reform initiated in 1985 and ends coincidental with the dissolution of the former USSR in December 1991. This review demonstrates that 'reasonable sufficiency', as a component of the new defensive-defense oriented Soviet military doctrine, significantly affected the organizational structure and assigned roles of the former Soviet maritime forces. The final chapter summarizes the historical aspects of 'reasonable sufficiency' and projects the concept's future impact on the Russian Navy as the logical successor to the Soviet Navy. As the Russian Navy evolves from the roots of its predecessor, it ill continue to play a viable role in the national defense of Russia. The influences of reasonable sufficiency on the Russian Navy will continue to be significant into the next century.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , *DOCTRINE , USSR , NAVY , RECREATION , NATIONAL DEFENSE , THESES , STRUCTURES , IMPACT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE