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Aug. 14, 2018

DPAA Provides Update on Identifying Service Members Missing from Korean War

Officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency updated reporters on the condition of the 55 boxes of Korean War remains returned from North Korea and outlined the steps necessary to identify each set of remains during a White House news conference.

July 27, 2018

Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says

Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

July 27, 2018

Mattis: U.S. Troop Remains Repatriation ‘Sets a Positive Environment’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he’s pleased North Korea has turned over 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members from the Korean War, and looks forward to further negotiations to repatriate the remains of more fallen service members.

July 27, 2018

U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members’ Remains From North Korea

The United Nations Command, with support from U.S. Forces Korea, repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea.

July 26, 2018

U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue

The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department highlighted efforts for the repatriation of service members' remains and discussed continued measures to build shared trust at the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul, defense officials said.

July 21, 2018

DoD Policy Chief Urges U.S.-Russian Collaboration on Mutual-Interest Issues

The United States must be open to working with Russia when interests align and the countries must make sure there are clear understandings on weapons of mass destruction, the Defense Department’s chief policymaker said.

June 14, 2018

Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.

June 12, 2018

DoD Welcomes Positive News From Summit, Spokesperson Says

The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of the summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

May 24, 2018

DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea

The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance.

May 12, 2018

Defense Secretary, S. Korean Minister Discuss ‘Historic Opportunity’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met and shared their hope that the upcoming U.S.-North Korea talks would provide a historic opportunity to reach complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

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