What RUSSIA Is Up To

Spencer Jr., D.F.
May 1975
National Review;5/9/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p500
The article focuses on the development of the Russian Navy. During the last ten years the country had built 911 naval vessels and the U.S. 263. The Soviet Union needs a strong Navy to prevent the U.S. and allied intervention against Russian expansion in Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It has been observed that the Russian forces in Europe are vastly superior in numbers, equipment and training to North Atlantic Treaty Organization's forces on the continent. As far as China is considered a Sino-Soviet war of attrition would not appeal to China, because it would need huge American supplies of food and arms to maintain it and these could not be furnished because Russian air and seapower brought into the Pacific area would keep the supplies from getting through.


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