Accession Number:

ADA009824

Title:

The Significance of International Straits to Soviet Naval Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

210.0

Abstract:

Four sets of international straits are examined the Sea of Japan straits, the Danish Straits, the Turkish Straits, and the Indonesian straits. The analysis describes them physically, explains their legal regimes, discusses Soviet naval transits of the straits, relates the transits to Soviet naval missions, explores possible alternative routes to using the straits, postulates new legal regimes for the straits, and, finally, reaches conclusions concerning the Soviet reaction to the possible legal changes. Conclusions are formulated as to the extent that international straits affect Soviet naval operations and to the extent that their influence on naval operations has shaped the Soviet legal position on the law of the sea.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE