April 22, 2024

Why North Korea could send US soldier Travis King to Russia or China

King reportedly sought refuge in DPRK or third country, and experts say regime may view him as too much trouble to keep

North Korea publicly acknowledged that U.S. soldier Travis King was in its custody for the first time in August, reporting that he sought refuge in the DPRK or a “third country” due to “inhuman maltreatment and racial discrimination within the U.S. Army.”

And while Pyongyang has yet to say more about the American who dashed across the DMZ in July, experts told NK News that he could ultimately end up in Russia or China.

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