Vice President, Honor Guards Welcome Korean War Fallen Back to American Soil

Vice President, Honor Guards Welcome Korean War Fallen Back to American Soil

Vice President, Honor Guards Welcome Korean War Fallen Back to American Soil

North Korea handed over 55 boxes of remains to the US last week as a part of an agreement between President Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un.

In response to North Korea returning the remains of dozens of servicemen who were sacrificed in the Korean War to US soil on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released the statement below.

Other countries under the command of the United Nations also lost troops that are still unaccounted for, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

"We don't know who will come off these planes today".

Gen. Kim Do Gyun, said the two sides had a common view in principle on disarming a jointly controlled area at Panmunjom, removing some guard posts from the Demilitarized Zone that bisects the countries, halting hostile acts along their disputed sea boundary, and conducting joint searches for soldiers missing from the 1950-53 Korean War in DMZ areas.

The boxes are believed to hold the remains of servicemen from the USA and other United Nations member countries who fought to support South Korea during the war.

The Pentagon estimates that almost 7,700 USA troops are unaccounted for from the war; among them are 5,300 believed to have been killed north of the 38th parallel, which largely follows the boundary between North and South Korea.

Between 1990 and 2005, North Korea allowed 229 sets of remains to be repatriated, but those operations were suspended when ties worsened over Pyongyang's banned nuclear weapons program.

There are 7,699 USA service members listed as unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean War, of which about 5,300 are believed to have died on North Korean soil.


"This is a huge step in the right direction that we hope will finally bring peace to the peninsula and closure to American families who have been waiting more than six decades for their loved ones to return home from their war", Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Vincent "B.J".

CHANG: So can you just first walk us through the process of how the DPAA plans to identify all these remains? The laboratory uses forensic anthropology, odontology, DNA and other scientific methods to identify remains.

The meeting, their second since last month, held in the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), was created to follow on from an inter-Korean summit in April in which the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to defuse tensions and halt "all hostile acts".

It is possible, the official said, that any new missiles the North is building may be for further testing of such vehicles and of more accurate guidance systems. "Welcome home", Pence said. About 5,300 were lost in what is now North Korea.

Former DPAA official Jeong Yang-seung, who previously worked on identifying United States remains from the North, said it was unusual to locate dog tags during the search and recovery process.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will urge Asian countries at an upcoming meeting in Singapore to enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear program, a US official said Tuesday.

US spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearization.

The Korean War ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.

"What's more, a liquid-fueled ICBM doesn't pose nearly the threat that a solid-fueled one would because they take so long to fuel, and that's something we almost certainly could see in time to abort a launch, given our assets in the vicinity".

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