U.S.-Russian Naval Cooperation

U.S.-Russian Naval Cooperation

U.S.-Russian Naval Cooperation

U.S.-Russian Naval Cooperation

Synopsis

This book is an effort by two naval experts, one a retired Russian Naval officer, the other an American naval arms control analyst, to look at the future relationship of the world's two greatest navies following the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union. For the first time in English, readers are provided with a detailed examination of the sweeping changes in the strategy, doctrine, operations and size of both the U.S. and Russian navies in the last few years. The often frightening naval confrontations of the Cold War era have declined dramatically (but not entirely). The first tentative steps are outlined. The book offers a series of specific proposals to expand the current level of cooperation between the U.S. and Russian navies and even envisions a "strategic partnership" in the long term.

Excerpt

It seems only yesterday that U.S.-Russian naval interactions were the stuff of techno-thriller fiction and Hollywood movies such as The Hunt for Red October. Fortunately the spectacle of a bloody and perhaps apocalyptic Cold War confrontation on the high seas is now a matter restricted to the category of history and perhaps fantasy. This book is an effort by a retired Russian naval officer and an American naval arms control analyst to look at the future relationship of the world's two greatest navies following the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union.

The first half of the book examines just how much has changed during the last five years in the size and, more important, the strategy, doctrine, operations, and missions of both navies, within the context of the new global security situation, and their countries' overall national security and military strategies. We have attempted, in language accessible to the nonprofessional, to offer an independent professional assessment of these matters. While both authors had access to official nonclassified documents and to active and retired naval officers, this is not in any way an "official" document. Much of the information on recent developments concerning the Russian Navy has not been previously published in English, and thus may prove especially valuable to those particularly interested in that topic. Developments concerning the U. S. Navy are widely available to naval professionals, but we have made an effort to provide a concise and accurate assessment that will prove valuable to a wider audience. We worked together on some chapters, independently on others.

The second half of the book is a series of proposals for ways to improve significantly the existing levels of U.S.-Russian naval cooperation in the volatile multipolar world we now inhabit together. Our basic premise is that, given the importance of the world's oceans, and the fact that the United States and Russia will continue to possess the two largest and most capable navies in . . .

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