Release No: 104-97
March 06, 1997
The government of the Republic of Korea and the United
States have decided not to hold the Team Spirit exercise in 1997.
The decision was made taking into account the recent overall
security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The cancellation
will have no impact on the defense readiness of the ROK-U.S.
forces on the Peninsula.
The decision to cancel Team Spirit is part of efforts by our
two governments to build confidence and to create an atmosphere
conducive to the reduction of tensions on the peninsula.