Communications and navigation facilities, tenders, missile transport and storage facilities, supply ships, fixed acoustic arrays, cargo handling facilities, and the like are more susceptible to destruction than the weapons systems to whose support they are dedicated.
Kennedy, Floyd D. Jr.
"Attacking the Weakest Link: The Anti-Support Role of Soviet Naval Forces,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss6/6