Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller Released From North Korea

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the only two Americans still imprisoned in North Korea, have been released and are returning home, U.S. officials announced Saturday. The pairโ€™s freedom surprised supporters and comes during a rare visit by an American official, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, to the rogue state.

โ€œWeโ€™re very grateful. I appreciate Director Clapper doing a great job on what was obviously a challenging mission,โ€ President Barack Obama said in brief remarks Saturday.

โ€œI think itโ€™s a wonderful thing for the men and their families, and obviously weโ€™re very grateful for their safe return,โ€ he added.