Naval War College Review


During the past 45 years, the U.S.- Soviet relationship has been the dynamic focus of our foreign and defense policy. Our preoccupation with containing Soviet expansionism-and with deterring nuclear war-has limited to a degree our ability to focus on other national and international problems. Now that relationship is again on the move, but in. a positive, less confrontational direction. What the final outcome will be when the maneuvers are over, and whether our country will retain its position of strength, depend a lot on our wisdom in reacting to these developments in the Soviet Union.