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Pence to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone, following North Korea's failed missile launch

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Sunday for a 10-day trip to Asia, and on Monday morning he went to a military post near the Korean Demilitarized Zone. He is scheduled to join a motorcade to the DMZ with the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Army Gen. Vincent Brooks.

Tensions are high, especially after North Korea conducted a missile test on Sunday that failed moments after launch. Pence called the unsuccessful test a "provocation." Pence's father was a soldier in the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star for his service. On Sunday, Pence spent the day laying a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and speaking with troops stationed in the country.