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Trump-Kim Summit: Sit-down in Singapore

N. Korean leader says ‘world will see a major change’ after historic talks with Trump

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday at the end of their historic summit, with Kim saying they’re “going to leave the past behind.”




Pieces of the puzzle



Timeline of peace

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. Since the summits between North Korea's leader and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably, he says.


Analysis

Halting S. Korea-US drills risks weakening N. Korea deterrence

U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise, the Pentagon announced Monday, in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter, analysts say.


S. Korea kicks off naval drills rehearsing defense of islets disputed by Japan

Despite protests from Tokyo, South Korea kicked off naval drills Monday aimed at practicing for a theoretical fight with Japan over a disputed cluster of islets that sit in the sea between the countries.



U.S. Forces in Korea

Though President Donald Trump has said that removal of American forces in South Korea is not an option, it's sure to remain a contentious issue for North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. U.S. forces remain scattered across South Korea and are further entrenching at bases such as Camp Humphreys.

ANALYSIS

Trump searches for credit on North Korea nuclear deal

President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea's Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board.


Secretary of state clarifies stance as Trump says North Korean nuclear threat has ended

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out an ambitious timeline for the North’s denuclearization, saying the administration wants the communist state to take major steps toward nuclear disarmament in the next two and a half years.


Raising hopes, Trump says North Korea returning US remains

It's been more than a decade since North Korea turned over the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War. So, President Donald Trump's suggestion Friday that Pyongyang has begun delivering remains to the U.S. raised the hopes of families who have sought closure for more than 60 years.