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North Korean and South Korean troops stand guard in the "Truce Village" of Panmunjom in the DMZ.

US soldier enters North Korea, US nuclear sub enters South Korean waters

On Tuesday, a US soldier was snatched by North Korean authorities after he crossed the heavily fortified DMZ border from South Korea in the "truce village" of Panmunjom. We know the soldier, Private 2nd Class Travis King, was facing disciplinary action by the US military after being held in South Korea on assault charges and that he "willfully" crossed the border. What we don’t know is how Kim Jong Un will treat him, or how hard Washington will work to get him back given the bizarre circumstances. The White House said Tuesday that the Defense Department had reached out to its counterparts in Pyongyang, so the incident has – at the very least – offered Washington a rare opportunity to reach out to North Korean officials.

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South Korea begins exhuming soldiers' remains without North Korea

April 02, 2019 2:45 PM

SEOUL (DPA) - South Korea has begun excavating the remains of missing soldiers from the Korean War on the border between the two Koreas, without the involvement of North Korea, local media reported on Monday (April 1).

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