VP Harris Visits a Secure Border -- the DMZ

Susan Jones | September 29, 2022 | 10:17am EDT
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Vice President Kamala Harris gestures at a military observation post as she visits the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Panmunjom on September 29, 2022. (Photo by LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Vice President Kamala Harris gestures at a military observation post as she visits the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Panmunjom on September 29, 2022. (Photo by LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris used binoculars to see what her military guides were telling her.

One of the soldiers briefing her pointed to a concrete tower rising out of the woods, topped with a red flag. "That's the KPA (North Korean People's Army)," the soldier said. "You can actually probably see KPA soldiers looking over here at us right now."

"That's something, to actually see this, with your own eyes. And it's so close," Harris remarked.

The soldier told Harris the KPA post was 50 meters away. "That's North Korea at the woodline," he said.

The officer also pointed out a trail on which U.S. soldiers patrol every day and night.

"On that side?" Harris asked. "On our side," the officer clarified. "Yeah, right," Harris said.

A short time later, making small talk with her three military guides with her microphone still on, Harris talked about something she found "absolutely humbling."

"Have you seen the photos from the Webb telescope?" she asked.

"So we invested in this telescope, and the images just came baack. And they show us three billion years back to the beginning, to all these galaxies. It's the most humbling thing you have ever seen. You gotta -- have somebody show you. It's absolutely humbling, galaxies we didn't know existed. So when we think we've seen everything?" (She laughs.) "We've gotta be smart about it."

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