The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. North Korea Releases American War Veteran

    A month after being detained by North Korea, U.S. citizen Merrill Newman has been freed. The 85-year-old Korean War veteran had just finished a private tour, reconnecting with his military past, when he was removed from his U.S.-bound plane before takeoff, accused of committing “a long list of indelible crimes.” The move to free Newman may bring hope to the family of Kenneth Bae, another American citizen in North Korean captivity.

    Sources: NYT, WSJ, Globe and Mail, CNN

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