TODAY   |  December 10, 2013

War vet held by North Korea speaks out

Merrill Newman released a two-page explanation about his capture and detainment by the North Korean government, saying they “misinterpreted my curiosity as something more sinister.”

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>>> held captive in north korea for more than a month is speaking out about the reason for his arrest. on monday he released a two-page explanation saying that his attempt to connect with some of the north korean rebels he trained during the war was misinterrupted as something more sinister and also revealed his video taped confession was his only hope of getting home. he was released on friday after spending six weeks under guard.