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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR that the U.S. remains committed to the Kurds, American allies in the Syrian war, even as the U.S. plans to withdraw troops from the country. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Remaining ISIS Threats, Pompeo Says U.S. Made 'Caliphate In Syria Go Away'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a celebration for scientists and engineers who contributed to the nation's latest nuclear test. KCNA /Reuters hide caption

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Open Scientific Collaboration May Be Helping North Korea Cheat Nuclear Sanctions

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National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a White House news briefing in October. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With National Security Adviser John Bolton

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Satellite images reveal tunneling and other construction activity at two sites believed to house long-range missiles. D Schmerler/MIIS/PlanetLabs hide caption

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North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

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The interior of the DMZ train, a three-car tourist train. It is decorated with words such as "love," "peace" and "harmony," in several languages. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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South Korea Sends 1st Train In Plan To Reconnect With North

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President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a declaration in June, but the vague language may be hampering further negotiations. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sunday at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, following talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Ahn Young-Joon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Donald Trump 'Fell In Love' With Kim Jong Un

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President Trump attends a meeting on the global drug problem at the United Nations with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley a day ahead of Tuesday's official opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After 'Rocket Man' Speech, Trump Returns To U.N. With Eyes On Iran

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All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly (right) records a standup with producer Becky Sullivan at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang ahead of a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. David Guttenfelder for NPR hide caption

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju pose for beside the Heaven Lake of Mount Paektu, North Korea, Sept. 20. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Reuters hide caption

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