James W. Wold, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs, will
lead a U. S. delegation in meetings January 10-12, 1996 with North Korean
officials in Honolulu.
The meetings are being held to discuss issues related only to the accounting
U. S. servicemen lost during the Korean War. They are the result of a 1994
invitation through the United Nations Command to representatives of the
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK). While in Honolulu, the delegates
will receive briefings on identification and recovery of remains by
representatives of the Central Identification Laboratory (CILHI).
The U. S. and DPRK have maintained contact on remains issues over the past few
years. This meeting in Hawaii is part of a continuing effort to seek the
fullest possible accounting of missing Americans.