posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 03:05 PM
Charles Jenkins deserted from the US army in 1965 when he crossed the DMZ into North Korea where he has been living ever since. No espionage was
involved, he was simply looking for a better life. (No, really) The fact that he went looking for it in N Korea should attest to his level of
intelligence. His North Korean wife (kidnapped from Japan) was repatriated but a reunion was delayed due to the US expressed intent to
prosecute.Jenkins and Family Reunited
The guy made an incredibly stupid life altering decison over 40 years ago. Can't the US just drop this? Nobody was hurt, no state secrets revealed.
Can they not just strip him of his citizenship and promise not to extradite him? Even as an elite, 40 years in N Korea must have been sheer
Let the old bugger spend his few remaining years with his family without the threat of extradition hanging over him.