Accession Number : AD0760510

Title :   Soviet Naval Challenge in the Mediterranean: Who Rules the Mediterranean.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Allsopp,George A.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Soviet naval strategy and the recent build-up of the entire Soviet fleet and more pointedly, the Mediterranean forces, is considered along with the technical progress and sophistication of USSR naval ordinance. Data was gathered primarily by a literature search and a limited number of interviews with US Naval officers. Emphasis is on the total strategic effects of this Mediterranean reinforcement with its political, economic, and military implications. Counter measures and recommended courses of action by the US Government and Navy are considered in order to maintain our present position of superiority in this critical area. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, USSR), MEDITERRANEAN SEA, THREAT EVALUATION, MILITARY STRATEGY, MOBILITY

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE