An Appraisal of Soviet Maritime-Naval Capabilities

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Vol: 22, Issue: 6

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Edward L. Beach; Stephen B. Luce
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The word "appraisal," in its dictionary sense of value setting, perhaps overĀ­states the intent of this essay. This paper deliberately aims at laying out, in a categorical and even in a provocative way, as many aspects of Soviet maritime capability-with particular emphasis on the Soviet Navy--as possible. It does not seek to convince; that will be for a later effort. It does seek to open the way lo a relevant examination of a complex situation of great import to the United States.