Cold War at Sea
7-8 May 2004, Newport, Rhode Island
The international conference on the "Cold War at Sea" was held in Newport, Rhode Island, on 7-8 May 2004. Covering the whole Cold War era, the participants discussed how the Cold War was fought (and won) at sea. It brought together naval experts from Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. PHP Associate Svetlana Savranskaya (National Security Archive at George Washington University, Washington, DC) presented a paper on "Soviet Tactical Nuclear Weapons and the Cuban Missile Crisis".
The conference was organized by the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Friday, 7 May 2004
|Naval War College McCarty Little Hall Auditorium|
Prof. Catherine Kelleher
RADM Ronald A. Route, USN, President, Naval War College
RADM Sumner Shapiro, USN (Ret.)
|Panel 1: The Early Cold War
Moderator: Prof. George Baer
Prof. Milan Hauner - "Lessons of the Great Patriotic War And Stalin's Fleet"
Mr. Nick Gunz - "Early U.S. Intelligence Estimates of the Soviet Navy"
Dr. Natalia Egorova - "Stalin's Conception of Maritime Power and the Cold War"
Prof. Jakub Grygiel - "The Dilemmas of U.S. Maritime Supremacy in the Early Cold War"
|Panel 2: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Moderator: Prof. Catherine Kelleher
Prof. Sergei Khrushchev - "Khrushchev's Naval Strategy"
Dr. Alexandr Fursenko - "Maritime Aspects of the Cuban Missile Crisis"
CAPT Ryurik Ketov (Ret.) - "The Cuban Missile Crisis as Seen Through a Periscope"
Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya - "Soviet Tactical Nuclear Weapons and the Cuban Missile Crisis"
VADM Yruiy Sysuev, Russian Navy
(introduced by Prof. Catherine Kelleher)
|Commentators on Panels 1 and 2
Moderator: Dr. Alberto Coll
Dr. Jeffery Barlow
CAPT Joe Bouchard
RADM Lev Chernavin (Ret.)
VADM Tom Weschler (Ret.)
|Panel 3: Increasing Soviet Capabilities I
Moderator: Prof. Tom Fedyszyn
CAPT Sergey Chernyavskiy (Ret.) - "The Gorshkov Phenomena"
RADM Ronald Kurth (Ret.) - "Gorshkov: An American Perspective"
Dr. David Winkler - "The Evolution and Significance of the 1972 Incidents at Sea Agreement"
Prof. Milan Vego - "Warsaw Pact Naval Planning in the Baltic"
|Commentators on Panel 3
Moderator: Mr. George Federoff
RADM Bogdan Malyarchuk (Ret.)
RADM Sumner Shapireo (Ret.)
CAPT Vladimir Zaitsev (Ret.)
|19:00||Reception at Officer's Club|
Saturday, 8 May 2004
|08:00||Continental Breakfast at McCarty Little Hall|
Dr. James Giblin, Provost, Naval War College
ADM Carlisle Trost, USN (Ret.)
|Panel 4: Increasing Soviet Capabilities II
Moderator: Prof. Roger Barnett
Dr. Geoffrey Till - "Holding the Bridge During Troubled Times: The Cold War And the Navies of Europe"
RADM Lev Chernavin (Ret.) - "Soviet Submarine Operations in the Mediterranean"
Prof. Lyle Goldstem and Mr. Yuri Zhukov - "The 1973 Standoff in the Mediterranean"
CAPT Vadim Kilnogorov (Ret.) - "The Question of Soviet Carrier Aviation"
Prof. Owen Cote - "Explaining American ASW Success"
|Panel 5: Reagan's Maritime Strategy
Moderator: Prof. Carnes Lord
Dr. Gary Weir - "Battle for the Arctic"
Dr. David Rosenberg - "U.S. Intelligence and the New Soviet Fleet"
Prof. John Hattendorf - "Reagan's Maritime Strategy in Historical Perspective"
CAPT Sergey Chernyavskiy presenting paper by CAPT Vladimir Kuzin (Ret.) - "Reagan's Maritime Strategy: A Russian Perspective"
Dr. Stanley Weeks - "Forward Presence: A Restrospective Evaluation"
|Luncheon at Officer's Club
Remarks by Mr. Frank Lennon
(introduced by Prof. Lyle Goldstein)
|Commentators on Panels 4 and 5
Moderator: Prof. Ken Watman
RADM Bogdan Malyarchuk (Ret.)
VADM J. Michael McConnell (Ret.)
Mr. Rich Haver
ADM Stansfield Turner (Ret.)
ADM William Studerman (Ret.)
CAPT Peter Swartz (Ret.)
CAPT Grigori Zykov
|16:20||Cold War at Sea Conference concludes|