30 Jul '18, 9pm

DoD: Search for Remains of Missing in North Korea May Begin in Spring

DoD: Search for Remains of Missing in North Korea May Begin in Spring

U.S. recovery teams could be on the ground in North Korea by next spring to search for the remains of service members lost during the Korean War if the thaw in relations continues, according to the Pentagon's top POW/MIA official. "Our collective goal is to commence field operations in the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] next spring," said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). "We have not yet reached an agreement with the DPRK regarding future field recoveries. However, we are working closely with our DoD, State Department, and National Security Council partners on this matter," he said in a statement Friday to the National League of POW/MIA Families and veterans groups. Ann Mills-Griffiths, the long-time advocate for the families of the missing and board chairman of the League, said the return o...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/07/30/dod-search...

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