The Evolution of Soviet Requirements for Naval Forces - Solving the Problems of the Early 1960s.
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP
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Soviet intentions with regard to the objectives, conditions, and manner of use of their naval forces have undergone a number of significant changes over the last 20 years. So have those forces themselves. These changes are obviously related but the character of that relationship is not as well understood as it should be, or might be. Clarifying the linkages between Soviet intentions and the capabilities they acquire to implement them is thus one of the two objectives of this discussion. Its second, and in some respects more important, objective is the identification of the role U.S. actions appear to have played in the evolution of Soviet intentions and capabilities during this period. Here not only the relationship, but the question of its very existence which has been challenged widely in the academic community must be addressed. Author
- Government and Political Science