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U.S. Intel Reportedly Says North Korea is Building New Missiles As Trump Continues to Boast of Progress

President Donald Trump in a late-night tweet praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after his regime provided the U.S. with what are believed to be the remains of USA service members who died during the Korean War era.

Trump also took to Twitter earlier to praise an "incredibly attractive ceremony" in Hawaii, where Vice President Mike Pence helped welcome the remains to the United States.

Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of USA forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson, formally received the remains contained in 55 caskets during an emotional and solemn ceremony Wednesday after they arrived by military cargo jets from South Korea.

Only one identification "dog tag" was delivered by the North Koreans, underscoring the long path ahead for USA military efforts to identify the remains inside the 55 boxes presented by North Korea to the United States last week.

"However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting (between the countries) was no doubt regrettable", the spokesman said.

Vice President Mike Pence said: "Some have called the Korean War the 'forgotten war'".

The Korean War, which took place from 1950 to 1953, killed 36,000 American soldiers, and about 7,700 are listed as missing. It's also troubling that North Korea has apparently been allowed to dodge verification at both Punggye-ri and Sohae.

Troops from 16 other United Nations member countries fought with the USA during the war.

The troops carried 55 boxes draped with American flags off C-17 aircraft and into a hangar at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. "So, this is an global effort to bring closure for those families". The remains were delivered from the North to South Korea last Friday, and will make their way from Osan to Hawaii early Wednesday.

The remains within each box may not be those of a single person and are likely fragments of bones, said Paul Cole, an expert on recovery of soldiers missing in action and prisoners of war, who worked as a visiting scientific fellow at Hawaii's Central Identification Laboratory where the boxes will land.

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"This is consistent with North Korea's public line, which is that its successful test program is now transitioning to mass production of nuclear and missile systems", he said.

The pledge to transfer war remains was seen as a goodwill gesture by Kim at the Singapore summit and was the most concrete agreement reached by the two sides.

An, the North Korean delegate, mentioned a South Korean media report that North Korea would ask South Korea to pressure the United States to jointly declare the war's end.

During the summit, the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's state-run propaganda outlet, claimed that Kim invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a "convenient time" and that Trump had invited Kim to the US.

"We see today as tangible progress in our attempts to achieve peace [with North Korea], but today's just the beginning", Pence says.

But he declined to comment on intelligence about any other North Korean research activities when speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

And while Monday's images may amount to a "confidence building measure" by the North Koreans, it appears that they expect the USA to reciprocate if talks are to continue.

An armistice that ended the Korean War has yet to be replaced with a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula in a technical state of war.

The Post also reported that North Korean officials have talked about how they plan to deceive the us about the size of their arsenal of missiles and nuclear warheads and facilities.

Meanwhile, US Democrats in Congress remain largely in the dark on the administration's plans with regards to a path forward with North Korea and skepticism over Kim's intentions.

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