Accession Number : ADA195197

Title :   The Maritime Strategy and Soviet Submarine-Launched Cruise-Missiles: Implications for the U.S. Navy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Majewski, Edward J , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195197

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : Current Maritime Strategy envisions forward flanking operations for the U.S. Navy in a future war. Soviet development and future deployment of submarine-launched cruise missiles(SLCMs) in a strategic mode, specifically their SS-NX-21's and SS-NX-24's, pose different problems to our present maritime plans which envision our fleets and forces engaged away from home waters. Land-attack(SLA) SLCMs, if deployed in platforms off our or allied coasts, will impact upon deployment, development and engagement planning as guided by the maritime strategy. Their effect on Western SLOCs, port facilities, bases and threat to interior continental strategic forces can be met by an extended maritime strategy which promotes a measure of coastal defense. Aspects for U.S. Naval interaction are the current Maritime Defense Zones (MDZ) program, and the newer Air Defense Initiative (ADI). This investigation examines the Soviet SLA-SLCM threat, a broader maritime strategy, and the U.S. Navy's role in the MDZ and ADI programs. Keywords: coastal defense.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *NAVAL WARFARE, *CRUISE MISSILES, COASTAL REGIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INTERACTIONS, INTERNAL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NAVY, PORTS(FACILITIES), STRATEGIC WARFARE, THESES, USSR, WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, AIR DEFENSE, NAVAL PLANNING, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, THREATS

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE