North Koreans over the skies of Vietnam

North Korean pilots in Vietnam, 1968 (Source: CWIHP)

We’ve known this since 2000, but now we have the documentary evidence. (Once again, due to the invaluable work of the Cold War International History Project.) The Vietnam war was a coalition war of Communist forces against the Western alliance. The Soviets . . . Continue reading →

Russia’s “surprise” UN move on Syria


Russia proposed a surprise resolution at the UN Thursday night, and while it was a model of the Russian art of moral equivocation, it was also possibly a signal that Moscow is starting to move away from Bashir Assad. (It’s not like . . . Continue reading →