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Search chief: Hunt for US Korean War dead will take months to resume
North Korea may allow the United States to resume a search for thousands of American war dead from the 1950-53 Korean War, but it will be months before excavations can begin and years until bone fragments are identified, a senior US official said.

 

"It takes anywhere from a few months to, in many cases, years, before we can make an identification," Kelly McKeague, head of the US agency that tracks down remains of US soldiers lost on foreign battlefields, said in an interview.

 

Thirteen years after its last work in North Korea, the agency could return after leader Kim Jong Un agreed at a June 12 summit with President Donald Trump to resume the recovery and repatriation of US remains.

 


First published: 07.11.18, 12:51