Analogous Response Redux: Vladimir Putin’s Aspirations for Altering the Maritime Balance

June, 2020
IDA document: D-14246
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division , Global Dynamics and Intelligence Division
Jerome J. Burke See more authors
This paper examines current Russian national security and maritime doctrine, policies and public statements, and ongoing Russian naval programs in the context of the return of the “Analogous Response” strategy of the 1980s. Soviet leadership at that time initiated deployment of Soviet submarines configured with land-attack cruise missiles off the U.S. east coast to address a perceived imbalance in Intermediate Range Theater Nuclear Forces in Europe.