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.