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Pence on his DMZ staredown

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On his recent trip to South Korea, Mike Pence made a closely-watched visit to the DMZ. Here's how he explained his decision to go outside the Freedom House on the South Korean side to the Washington Post's Josh Rogin:

QuoteI thought it was important that we went outside. I thought it was important that people on the other side of the DMZ see our resolve in my face.