A tired but smiling veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea has landed in California as a free man.
The 85-year-old told the assembled media that he was "delighted to be home" but declined to answer any questions after making a brief statement.
"It's been a great homecoming," he said. "I'm tired, but ready to be with my family."
Mr Newman was detained in late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea, a visit that came six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war.