THE hunt for the remains of thousands of American troops missing in action from the Korean War is about to resume in North Korea as tensions ease between the wartime enemies.
A decade of search operations that led to the recovery and identification of 92 troops was suspended seven years ago, with the US citing concern for the security of its personnel.
The operations are restarting as the US and North Korea also make progress in nuclear talks.
A US ship already has taken equipment to North Korea for the searches, and a US advance team is due to arrive this month. Searches should begin in April.
About 8000 US service members are unaccounted for from the 1950-53 war that killed about four million people in all.
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