Over four decades have passed since the U.S. Navy was last locked in combat at sea with a determined and capable oceangoing enemy. During those years, more than two generations of American naval technology have come and gone, as have the two generations of U.S. naval officers trained to operate and command that technology in combat. During those same four decades, the once minor Soviet Navy has emerged in both quality and quantity as a formidable seagoing force.
Rosenberg, David Alan
"Being "Red": The Challenge of Taking the Soviet Side in Wat Games at the Naval War College,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss1/7