The military and political uses of Soviet seapower receive frequent comment and some see it growing beyond all legitimate bounds. This paper considers those uses, includes the major (but often overlooked) economic and commercial requirements of a maritime state, discusses its weaknesses and constraints, and assesses the threat it poses to the United States.
Miller, Steven E.
"Assessing the Soviet Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss6/7