Cold War Haiku

I like the idea of haiku about the Cold War. The form - simple, pure, elegant, swift - manipulated for expressions about something complex, deadly, clumsy, and prolonged. Besides, it's fun! Here are a few samples:

Warsaw Pact forces

roll on Prague in 68

freezing the Czech Spring


CIA intrigue

used Cuban defectors' dreams

instead of missiles


The long telegram

Kremlinologist warning

of Soviet aims

And here are a few on the commercial side:

CIA traitor

American defector

Rendezvous Berlin

Or how about this one?

Soviets advance                                                                                                                             

The Heraklion Gambit

Calling Nick Temple

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More to come as the Cold War muse pays me a visit.