March 25, 2012
01:26 PM EDT
Just midnight on Saturday morning, President Obama boarded Air Force One and departed for a trip to South Korea. After crossing the International Date Line, he arrived in Seoul for a nuclear security summit.
As part of the trip, the President today got a first hand view of North Korea as he toured to the DMZ and met with U.S. troops stationed on the border. He told the servicemen and women, "Everybody back home could not be prouder of what you guys do each and every day -- the dedication, the professionalism that you show."
The President also kicked off the three days of diplomacy with a pair of bilateral meetings -- with Prime Minister Lee Myung-bak of South Korea and Prime Minister Erdogan or Turkey.
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