North Korean Soldier's Wicked Worm Problem May Be The Norm For North Korean Troops

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The South was pulling roundworms out of North Korean soldiers 20 years ago

10 Inches! Doctor Surprised By Strange Parasites Found Inside North Korean Soldier

Video | Ryan Pickrell

‘I haven’t seen them in my 20 years as a doctor’

Trump Tried To Make A Surprise Trip To The Korean DMZ

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean soldiers check their camera at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, August 11, 2015. South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Aborted due to bad weather

Admin Official: Trump Will Not Visit DMZ During Korea Visit

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
North Korean soldiers stand on the North Korean side, with one using a camera, as South Korean soldiers face them at the U.N. truce village building that sits on the border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military border separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

‘It’s becoming a little bit of a cliché, frankly’

Here's What Mattis Had To Say At Kim Jong Un's Doorstep

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Defence Minister James N. Mattis is seen during a press conference before the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

US isn’t looking for a fight, but we’re ready for one

Trump On Possible DMZ Visit: 'You'll Be Surprised'

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he holds a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Unclear whether he’ll visit the DMZ or not

Report: Trump Has No Plans To Visit Korean DMZ

World | Ryan Pickrell
Armed North Korean soldiers patrol the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, May 20, 2011. Confusion surrounded a North Korean visit to China on Friday, as media in the South said the North's leader Kim Jong-il had crossed the border, contradicting earlier reports that his son and heir apparent Kim Jong-un had travelled. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

Heading to military base instead

White House Divided Over Whether Trump Should Visit Kim Jong Un's Doorstep During Asia Visit

World | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO: South Korea and U.S. soldiers stand guard during a commemorative ceremony for the 64th anniversary of the Korean armistice at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jung Yeon-Je/Pool

Is showing resolve worth the potential risk?