COREA DEL NORTE
Un soldado de EUA es detenido tras cruzar a Corea del Norte
July 19, 2023 - Un soldado de EUA permanece detenido en Corea del Norte luego de haber cruzado sin autorización la frontera desde Corea del Sur, dando a Pyongyang moneda de cambio potencial en sus relaciones con EUA.
The U.S. military is scrambling to establish the fate of Private Travis T. King, who crossed into North Korea on Jun 18, while on an orientation tour of Joint Security Area (JSA) on the border between the two Koreas.
King who joined in 2021, was facing disciplinary action.
The crossing comes at a time of renewed tension on the Korean peninsula, with the arrival of a U.S. nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine, and the test launch early on Jul 18 of two ballistic missiles into the sea by North Korea.
It was unclear how long North Korean authorities would hold the soldier but analysts said the incident could be valuable propaganda for the isolated country.