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Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein Comments on US’ desire for NK to follow Vietnam’s Path

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The U.S. wants North Korea to follow the ‘miracle’ of Vietnam’s path. It might be disappointed.

VAN TAN, Vietnam — In a grove of trees outside this village north of Hanoi, a small memorial serves as a reminder of the era when North Korea and North Vietnam stood together against “American aggression,” as the war was known here. 

Fourteen headstones mark the original resting place of officers and men from the Korean People’s Army, most of them North Korean fighter pilots who secretly flew for the North Vietnamese air force and lost their lives between 1965 and 1968. 

“We considered each other brothers in the battle against American imperialism,” said Do Thi Hoa, 75, a former Vietnamese ambassador to North Korea.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.

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