Naval War College Review


The question of the Soviet Union's reaction to the U.S. Maritime Strategy is an intriguing one. Divining how the Soviets view that strategy and how they prepare themselves to respond to it, both in peace and in war, should be an important component of the Maritime Strategy itself. If for no other reason, this question is important because of the oft­voiced proposition that, given nominal equivalency in military firepower, the superior strategy usually wins superiority in war has its roots in the quality and scope of military thought.