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Final word: US soldier defected to North Korea

The United States announced that an American soldier missing since August 28 defected to North Korea for unknown motives.

A US military spokesman said an investigation conducted by the 2nd Infantry Division indicated PFC Joseph White crossed into Communist North Korea of his own free will. A search of his personal effects uncovered a large number of North Korean propaganda leaflets and newspaper articles about life in North Korea, he added.

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