Naval War College Review

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A new reality is symbolized by the photograph on the front of this issue. Having rested secure and unchallenged for a generation, the U.S. Navy is now faced with a worthy rival, competent on the sea and effective in its mission, growing in capability and ambition. It is the purpose of this special issue of the Naval War College Review to analyze the nature of this rivalry in as many of its aspects as possible: to trace the history of Soviet maritime power to its present magnitude; to comprehend the motivation which may be propelling its development; and to project, if possible, the latent and overt implications which it holds for the United States and the free world in general.