Daines returns from South Korea trip

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., returned Sunday from a security and trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan to receive an update on the nuclear threat of North Korea and expand markets for Montana products.

Daines traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone to see the border known as the 38th parallel. He also visited Yeonpyeong Island to better understand the challenges that the military faces being in close proximity to North Korea.

Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

Daines met with South Korea’s defense minister, Song Young-moo where they discussed the security situation and danger along the border due to North Korea’s ongoing provocations.