Figure 1-5.-Soviet operations in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Northwest Pacific.
engaged in conflict, If that happens our mission
have engaged in an alarming trend of acquiring
will be to contain the Soviet Pacific Fleet in the
nuclear-capable ballistic missile systems. Saudi
Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan (fig. 1-5).
Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, and other
Middle Eastern countries are working hard to
THE NUCLEAR THREAT
acquire nuclear capability. In contrast to the Third
World countries, the United States, the NATO
During the past the major nuclear powers have
countries, and the Soviet Union are working to
done a good job in managing the nucIear threat.
reduce the number of nuclear weapons in their
However, newly emerging Third World countries