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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.

June 29, 2018

Mattis Consults with South Korean Allies After China Visit

After meetings in Beijing with Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to South Korea’s capital of Seoul to brief leaders.

June 22, 2018

DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended Ulchi Freedom Guardian and other select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula to support implementing the Singapore Summit results, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

June 18, 2018

DoD Halts Planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, Spokesperson Says

Consistent with President Donald J. Trump's commitment to North Korea and in concert with South Korea, the U.S. military has suspended all planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, this August's defensive war game, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White 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.

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.

May 1, 2018

Mattis Addresses Issues in Syria, Afghanistan, Korea

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the situation in Syria is the “most complex security situation, fighting situation” he has experienced in his four decades of military service.

April 28, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North-South Korea Talks

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his South Korean counterpart expressed their commitment to a diplomatic resolution that achieves complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

March 20, 2018

U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo have agreed to resume their annual combined exercises, including Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which were deconflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games.

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