Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that experts chose to focus on these two sets of remains as they thought "they had a better chance", considering reasons including where the remains had been found and the background Washington had.
"The IDs will be made officially in the next couple of days", said John Byrd, the director of scientific analysis at the US Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
North Korea returned 55 boxes of remains as part of a denuclearization agreement reached between its leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump at their Singapore summit in June.
Korean People's Army soldiers stand beneath the entrance to a pavillion before the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) at the truce village of Panmunjom on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. About 5,300 were lost in what is now North Korea.
A small group of journalists was given access on Monday to a secure facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where forensic anthropologists are combing through the remains handed over by Pyongyang in July.
Sampling for DNA analysis has been carried out so far on about half of the boxes of remains, they said. One individual is believed to be African American, based on the remains.
But the next round of identifications might take longer and might be completed "right after Christmas", Byrd added.
The two U.S. service members, who were identified through DNA analysis and historical documents, are believed to have died in late 1950 in an area near the Chongchon River, where United States forces suffered heavy losses during the Korean War.
The US-led United Nations delegation was led by US Air Force Maj.
Scientists say it is unclear whether some of the boxes contain the remains of more than one body.
Balcers spent last season in the AHL and Norris was a first-round pick in 2017 and entering his sophomore season at MI . The 24-year old Tierney was drafted 55th overall in the second round of the 2012 draft by the Sharks.
Keegan Bradley prevailed Monday at rain-soaked Aronimink Golf Club to beat Justin Rose in a playoff to win the BMW Championship. Rose ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings and became just the 22nd golfer in history to do so.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long urged people to prepare for a "very devastating storm", with possibly weeks-long power outages. People getting a little more than moist over it'. "It's going to be bad", said Woody White, a county commissioner.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters gathered in Washington where she is meeting now with U.S. Representatives from both sides have expressed their preference to keep a NAFTA deal intact.
The massive storm is larger than North Carolina and South Carolina - combined, according to South Carolina Emergency Management. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever-increasing accuracy who will get walloped.
A simmering pot of hot soup is placed at a dining table and various vegetables and raw meats are then placed in the pot to cook. After the rat report surfaced, the local market supervision bureau dispatched personnel to check the restaurant.
He earned $20 million this season, a portion of which the Mets have recouped via insurance while he's been on the disabled list. According to WFAN's Mike Francesa, the Mets will activate the veteran third baseman for their last homestand of the season.
Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet
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Check out the official iPhone XS, XS Max and XR promo videos
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Gonzalez, Reed, Fletcher, Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees
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New Injury Update For Jaguars Star RB Leonard Fournette
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CDC Warns of Nasty Flu Season
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Today’s Nintendo Direct has been delayed
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Oil prices climb as Iran sanctions loom
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Tom Brady on Jalen Ramsey opinion: 'I never want to suck'
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Grant Hill opens up at Basketball of Hall of Fame ceremony
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