Executive Intelligence Review


U.S. Commander Backs Demining in Inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone

Oct. 10, 2018 (EIRNS)—At the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, is backing an effort now underway to clear mines from a small portion of the zone. According to Stars & Stripes, the two Koreas have agreed to start removing mines to clear a path to a front-line area called Arrowhead Hill, which was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the 1950-53 Korean War.

“This effort to clear a route to the historic Arrowhead Hill has my full support,” Brooks said during a visit to the eastern border area, which is also known as Hill 281.

“Among the many agreed-to actions, this one is especially important, because it will result in recovering the remains of the fallen during the Korean War,”

he said in a press release. “The area around this hill contains the fallen from several countries, and returning them to their countries and families is a top priority for me.”