I still can’t figure out how the continued search for remains in North Korea and the proposed rocket launch next month are connected. A year ago, the Norks tried to strong arm the US for money to allow them to continue the search, which was bad enough; this though, boggles the mind. Who are we really punishing here? North Korea or the 7,900+ families who are still waiting for their loved ones to come home from this so-called “forgotten war.”
A little over a week ago there was hope that recovery teams would be able to resume search operations which had been halted.
But a new agreement between the United States and North Korea will allow the search for the remains of Rodrigue and other missing service members to resume.
A previous search was halted after relations deteriorated between North Korea and the United States, two nations that are still officially at war because a cease-fire, rather than a formal peace treaty, ended the fighting.
The new search agreement comes amid efforts to halt North Korea’s attempts to build nuclear weapons and allow international inspectors inside the country.
An American ship with search equipment has already departed for the country, where two teams of 30 U.S. searchers will begin exploring in April.
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Now, it’s anybody’s guess when the search for remains will start again.