There is a renewed U.S. interest in the electronic-warfare methods developed during the Cold War to counter the Soviet navy. That makes sense; the Chinese, our most threatening potential antagonists, learned the art of naval warfare from the Soviets. We ignore that reality at our own risk. The Soviets practiced a top-down form of warfare with rigid centralized control because the fear of a military coup was a main concern. It seems likely that their heirs in China have similar fears, as incidentally do many other possible adversaries.
World Naval Developments - Decoy, Deceive, Defeat
By Norman Friedman