"I mean it really is a fulfillment of the pledge that Chairman Kim made to President Trump in Singapore", he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week.
Byrd told Pentagon reporters Thursday that along with the remains North Korea provided the identification "dog tag" of an American servicemember, typically a metal military identification worn around the neck.
The agency has DNA samples from 92 percent of the families of the almost 7,700 Americans still missing from the Korean War.
In a somber ceremony, 55 remains, who are believed to be American Korean War service members, were repatriated at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday afternoon. About 5,300 were lost in what is now North Korea.
When the North Koreans turned over the 55 boxes to Byrd and other USA officials at Wonsan on July 27 they said the cases contained remains of an undetermined number of Americans, but the only identification item provided was a single military dog tag, Byrd said.
The U.S. military sent 200 boxes to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea in anticipation of the latest transfer, but North Korea handed over only 55 boxes, McKeague said, explaining that U.S. officials didn't know the specifics in advance.
EDaily reported the top USA envoy to Seoul said that hasty measures are not the answer.
But a document signed by Kim and Trump did not include details of how and when North Korea would denuclearize.
Still, the initial field forensic review indicated the "remains are what North Korea said they were", Byrd said.
Flag draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea are seen during a repatriation ceremony after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1, 2018.
In an illustration of how long it can take to identify Korean War remains, McKeague's agency announced today that the remains of a soldier found more than a decade ago, Army Sgt. William A. Larkins, of Pittsburgh, are being returned to his family for burial.
Pence also praised Trump for having the nation's fallen war heroes "on his heart" during his summit with Kim, which was focused on denuclearization of the Korea Peninsula.
"I think it's going to work out very well", he told supporters at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night.
The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that USA intelligence officials suspect North Korea is continuing to build new missiles in the same research facility that manufactured the country's ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States.
If the United States and its allies move too quickly and make irreversible moves, then fail, such results will only benefit Kim Jong Un, Harris said.
But he declined to comment on intelligence about any other North Korean research activities when speaking to reporters on Wednesday.
Friday's transfer of the remains on the Korean Peninsula coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting between North Korean and Chinese forces and South Korean and US -led forces under the U.N. Command.
The United States and North Korea conducted joint searches from 1996 until 2005, when Washington halted the operations, citing concerns about the safety of its personnel as Pyongyang stepped up its nuclear programme.
The period ended with US$2.78 billion in cash, after the company spent $609.8 million in capital expenses during the quarter. The vehicle is the first that Tesla is trying to produce in numbers to rival established carmakers, such as General...
He also said the prosecution is ahead of schedule and may rest its case next week, according to The Washington Post. The prosecution called multiple witnesses to highlight and explain specific expensive payments Manafort had made.
Apple sold 11.5 million units of iPad during the quarter, a 5 percent year-over-year decline in revenue totalling $4.7 billion. Apple sold 41.3 million iPhones in the quarter that ended June 30, just shy of the 42 million figure anticipated by analysts.
Ben Stokes could not continue to convert his start into a big inning as he handed over a simple catch to Ashwin on his bowling. It was the second time in the match that Ashwin had dismissed Cook, England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, this way.
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However, YouTube confirmed that it has now been put on hold due to Lovato's ill health and will not release before 2019. There is no need for negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. "I love you Wilmer", she gushed.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said it would start announcing results for the presidential race from 10.30 GMT. But just hours later, President Mnangagwa said he was "positive" of the election outcome in Zanu PF's favour.
Sombra a drug-sniffing dog sniffs boxes searching for drugs at the cargo hold of El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia . But even with advanced technology, experts say on-the-ground detective work such as Sombra's is critical.
Many experts, especially economists at the U.S. banks, have had to face the ignominy of having their RBI calls going wrong, twice. This has seen the average two-year fixed mortgage rate increase from 2.33% in November 2017 to 2.53% today.
The Senate Appropriations Committee, she said, was making progress and working "closely" with the administration. The Senate will stay in session for most of August, except for a weeklong break scheduled to begin Aug. 6.
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She had to give up the acting gig where she made her name; the blog she started (known as the Tig) had to go to. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex attend the 2018 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles final.
North Korea said to be working on new missiles
On Tuesday athletes from the two sides met in Chungju, in central South Korea, for a "launching ceremony" for their boats. The report was based on classified intelligence supplied by USA officials under the condition of anonymity.
US economy grew at a brisk 4.1 percent rate last quarter
The current expansion, which began in June 2009 and is now the second longest in history, has also been the weakest. But forecasters cautioned that the April-June pace was due mainly, though not entirely, to temporary factors.
States Sue to Block Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Instructions
States have a little more than 24 hours to file their lawsuits and win a temporary judgment before the blueprints go online. Until June 29, the federal government had maintained that the printer files and tutorials violated firearms export laws.