Well, it official - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) spokesman Lt. Col. Kenneth Hoffman said last week that "We have reached the point where we can no longer effectively plan, coordinate and conduct field operations in [North Korea] during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, 2019,"
North Korea has not communicated with the Pentagon since President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.
The stalemate comes as diplomats and others say that they are seeing a pattern of cancelled meetings and ignored phone calls.
After President Trump's first visit, North Korea transferred 55 boxes of remains back to the U.S. But ... the second meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam didn't go as well, and further talks abruptly broke down.
Lt. Col. Hoffman went on to say "We are assessing possible next steps in resuming communications with [North Korea] to plan for potential joint recovery operations to be scheduled during fiscal year 2020".
So there you have it - Korean War's missing families hopes have been put on hold. It's been 65 years, so how much more suffering do they have to endure before they find closure? Maybe a little more pressure on our government to do a better job in 'negotiating' with the North Koreans is a good place to start.
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