Newly available Russian sources suggest that the superpower naval confrontation during and immediately after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War was more dangerous than has been generally appreciated, and that the Soviet Navy had made remarkable progress in correcting the deficiencies revealed in the Cuban missile crisis only a decade before. The episode is a cautionary case study for the U.S. Navy, which today has another “upstart” navy to consider.
Goldstein, Lyle J. and Zhukov, Yuri M.
"A Tale of Two Fleets—A Russian Perspective on the 1973 Naval Standoff in the Mediterranean,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 57
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol57/iss2/4