December 05, 2023

The rocky history of recovering POW/MIA remains from North Korea

Efforts to repatriate some 5300 fallen servicemen from the DPRK have been marred by false starts

With Friday’s repatriation of 55 sets of MIA/POW remains, and the expected resumption of joint efforts on the ground following further negotiations soon, many are asking how we got here and how this time may be different from the past.

The newest round of negotiations over remains comes after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's June agreement in Singapore committing to resuming the recovery process.