The Soviet Anti-Sloc Debate in Open Literature.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines and analyzes the Soviet anti-SLOC Sea Lines of Communication debate as it appears in open literature from the publication of Gorshkovs Sea Power of the State in late 1975 through the conclusion of the Theory of the Navy Debate in mid-1983. The thesis, with note taken of the RussianSoviet cultural background, focuses on both Soviet historical assessments of the significance of anti-SLOC operations during World War IIThe Great Patriotic War and of anti-SLOC operations considered as a modern problem of naval strategy and naval art. The anti-SLOC debate, in both its historical and modern context, reflected the priorities of Soviet military doctrine of the time and the planning uncertainties associated with transitional periods. The Theory of the Navy debate addressed, and may have resolved, critical issues of the unity of naval doctrine with Soviet military doctrine which were first raised in the anti-SLOC debate. Keywords Soviet Navy, Gorshkov, SLOC, Anti-SLOC, Sea Lines of Communication, Soviet Naval Strategy. Author.
- Humanities and History
- Naval Surface Warfare