The problem in thinking about navies, as in thinking about anything else, is that preconceptions determine the structure of thought which determines the conclusions. Here the author asks what have we overlooked not only in thinking about the Soviet Navy but also about our own.
Bathurst, Robert B.
"The Patterns of Naval Analysis,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol27/iss6/4