Defense News recalls a lightly-reported visit the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Yorktown in 2002 and the now-declassified U.S. State Department summary of that visit.
The University of Gothenburg has posted a position opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in Western Esotericism, Mark Sedgwick’s Traditionalist Blog notes.
The “U.S. Institute for Kimilsungian-Kimjongilism Studies” has released an open letter praising the underground nuclear test recently conducted by the DPRK, reports the KCNA. It’s unclear who or what the “U.S. Institute for Kimilsungian-Kimjongilism Studies” is, however, it appears unrelated to the better-known U.S. chapter of the Korean Friendship Association. The letter reads, in part:
Now is the time for the people of the U.S. to pressurize [sic] the government to make a switchover in its policy towards the DPRK, put a definite end to the Korean War and contribute to ensuring peace of the Korean Peninsula.