The Korean Peninsula

Exercise: Team Spirit - Korea is located so close to Japan, China and Russia, that it has acquired a strategic significance during the last 50 years. The southern half of this small peninsula is the Republic of Korea. It is defended from the aggression of it's northern counterpart by integrated ROK and U. S. forces of the Combined Forces Command (CFC).

Descended from the United Nations Command of the Korean War era, the CFC's planning, training and exercises are combined or joint activities. Team Spirit was the CFC's largest exercise, occurring annually between 1976 and 1993. Although the last Team Spirit exercise was in 1993, the United States and Republic of Korea continue to maintain strong military ties, with regular joint exercises, as a deterrent against invasion from North Korea.