Accession Number : ADA112509

Title :   Northern Waters: Their Strategic Significance.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Weinland,Robert G

PDF Url : ADA112509

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact cannot be won either at sea or on the flanks. It must be won on the primary battlefield: the Central Front. But who wins in the center and the ability of the winner to realize the benefits of victory, could both be determined by events on and around the Northern Flank. Either side could loss the battle that it must fight there, and thereby lose the war. Two fundamental issues are involved. One is the isolation of the battlefield. The other is the expansion of the conflict to wider areas and higher levels of violence. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Conventional warfare, Europe, North(Direction), Military operations, NATO, Warsaw Pact countries, Naval operations, North Atlantic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, Scenarios

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE