Combined exercises are essential to ensuring the readiness of our combined forces. Exercise Foal Eagle, as an annual combined and joint unit tactical field training exercise, provides valuable military training based on realistic requirements and missions expected of ROK and U.S. forces here on the Korean Peninsula.
Approximately 10,000 U.S forces along with ROK military personnel will participate in Exercise Foal Eagle. The majority of the U.S. participants are coming from outside the ROK. The exercises are designed to enhance the security and readiness of the Republic of Korea and are deterrent in nature.
Training exercises like Foal Eagle are carried out in the spirit of the Oct. 1, 1953, ROK-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty and in accordance with the Armistice.