American soldier Travis King, detained in North Korea, safely returns to U.S. soil.
A complex operation led by interagency teamwork secured his release.
King, initially detained in South Korea for an assault conviction, crossed into North Korea during a tour.
Sweden acted as an intermediary between the U.S. and North Korea.
No concessions were made for King's release.
King is in good health and spirits; he spoke with his family.
North Korea announced its decision to expel King.
The U.S. engaged in months-long efforts to bring King back.
The operation involved multiple government agencies, Sweden, and China.
The release doesn't signal a broader diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea.