China and the Dispatch of the Soviet Air Force: The Formation of the Chinese–Soviet–Korean Alliance in the Early Stage of the Korean War

@article{Shen2010ChinaAT,
  title={China and the Dispatch of the Soviet Air Force: The Formation of the Chinese–Soviet–Korean Alliance in the Early Stage of the Korean War},
  author={Zhihua Shen},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={211 - 230}
}
  • Zhihua Shen
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Abstract China's entry into the Korean War, together with the involvement of the Soviet Air Force, constituted not only the base of Chinese and Soviet joint assistance to North Korea but also the formation of the Sino-Soviet–North Korean triangular alliance. Recently declassified Russian Defense Ministry archives show that Stalin wavered on dispatching the Soviet Air Force for fear of a direct confrontation with the US/UN forces. It was 12 days after Chinese troops entered the war that Stalin… CONTINUE READING
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