Soviet Naval Challenge in the Cold War : Part II with Reid Senter
We return to the Cold War with Part II of the Soviet Naval challenge. This time we cover surface operations and Mark speaks with Reid Senter who served in the Mediterranean. They discuss various aspects of serving in an Amphibious Ready Group, facing the Soviet Navy whose main interest was protecting the “Motherland,” and the Walker treachery. Reid, points out that Soviet ships were always “bristling” with extra arms and equipment, possibly needed because of questionable reliability. As a U.S. Navy Captain (retired), he also gives a tip of the hat to the professionalism and quality of the young men serving in today’s Navy.