US launches command for space warfare

  1. USA has launched a new command called Spacecom. It has been established as the 11th Unified Combatant Command of the American armed forces.
  2. It is a re-establishment of the US Space Command, which existed between 1985 and 2002.
  3. It is dedicated to warfare in space. The command will focus on defending American interests in space. It comes in the backdrop of increasing militarization of space by China and Russia.
  4. The United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces will be established soon.