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N Korea at crossroads

US command in South Korea moves away from Seoul

New port-facing location shifts focus from North Korea to broader Asia

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo, center left, and American officials open the new headquarters for U.S. Forces Korea.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The U.S. has shifted command of forces in South Korea to a military base south of the capital, suggesting that Washington intends it to play a broader role in Asia-Pacific security than guarding against North Korea.

The headquarters of U.S. Forces Korea moved on Friday to Camp Humphreys in the city of Pyeongtaek from the Yongsan Garrison in the heart of Seoul. 

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