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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book summarizes and analyzes the series of articles entitled "Navies in War and Peace" by Soviet Navy Commander-in-Chief, Admiral of the Fleet Sergey Gorshkov, USSR, during the Cold War. The analysis by three analysts of the Soviet Navy covers several aspects of the Gorshkov articles: the possibility that they reveal an internal debate over Soviet naval missions and budgets, their implications for the future course of Soviet naval construction, and their meaning for the use of Soviet naval forces in wartime and peacetime.

"Navies in war and peace:" Content, context, and significance * Admiral Gorshkov's statement . * Subject and objectives * Central argument * Historical discussion * Discussion of the present * The context of Gorshkov's statement * Possible political influences on publication * Comparison with other statements * Conclusions * Notes * Advocacy of seapower in an internal debate * Gorshkov is advocating * The debate * The wider debate and cleavage in high political circles * The debate clarifies Soviet naval developments * The crux of the naval debate and its current status * The subjects of the naval policy debate * Gorshkov's argument and his view of the navy * Concluding comments * Notes * Gorshkov's doctrine of coercive naval diplomacy in both peace and war * Gorshkov's main points * Interpretation of Gorshkov * "Politico-strategic" approach to war * Withholding strategy * Survivability of SSBNs * Safeguarding the submarine * Diverting enemy ASW forces * Problems of interpretation * Deterrence * "Defense" and "combat" capabilities * "Defense" as the "main task" * Naval missions in support of state interests * Protection of state interests * Local war * Requirements for state interest and local war missions * Polemics in the Gorshkov series * Against the marshals * Against naval limitations * Notes

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