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U.S. military prepares for return of Korean War remains

A U.S. Army honor guard team prepares to carry the casket of U.S. Army Pfc. James M. Smith, who was initially listed as missing in action during the Korean War in 1951. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The U.S. military announced that it was moving "assets" near the border between North Korea and South Korea to prepare for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, per the AP.

The big picture: The return of Korean War dead was one of the biggest successes touted by President Trump from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier this month in Singapore. A military spokesman told the AP that South Korean media reports that more than 200 American caskets were set to cross into North Korea today were "completely false," adding that the military's current preparations were "still preliminary."

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