December 07, 2023

US launches new Space Force unit to deter ‘existential’ North Korean threat

Pyongyang likely paying close attention to new US defense mechanism in South Korea, expert says

The U.S. Space Force launched a new unit in South Korea on Wednesday under the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), as the U.S. emphasizes integrated deterrence for Seoul amid increasing North Korean missile activity.

Lt. Col. Joshua McCullion, the first commander of the new SPACEFOR-KOR unit under the military branch’s Indo-Pacific command, highlighted the significance of North Korea to his unit’s operations.