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Former U.S. ambassador to Korea Sung Kim to take dual role at U.S. Defense Dep

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The former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim has been assigned to a new position within the Obama administration. Diplomatic sources say Kim will serve a double role as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs AND Washington′s special representative for North Korea policy. Wrapping his three-year term last week, the first Korean American ambassador to South Korea expressed his desire to continue working on issues related to the Korean peninsula. Kim was the U.S. special envoy for the six party talks on North Korea′s nuclear program before taking up his former post as U.S. ambassador in 2011.