Pvt. Travis King, 23, ran across the heavily fortified border from South Korea and became the first American detained in North Korea in nearly five years.
Although Pvt. Travis King's expulsion by North Korea resolves a still-mysterious episode, it almost certainly does not end his troubles. King had been declared AWOL by the U.S. government.
The North Korean leader has been pushing hard to expand his nuclear arsenal and introduce a slew of new weapons systems.
Activists for years have flown balloons across the border to distribute propaganda leaflets critical of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned that his country will “fully mobilize” its nuclear force if threatened as he took center stage at a military parade in which the country unveiled what appeared to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile and other additions to its growing weapons arsenal.
Kim Jong Un’s health appears could be more serious than initially believed, according to multiple reports.