By Walter T. Ham IV, 8th U.S. Army Public AffairsMarch 17, 2010
COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - After two weeks of demanding training peninsula-wide, Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010 came to an end March 18.
Commanded by the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, KR/FE 2010 started March 8.A,A The exercise is held to sharpen the combined and joint warfighting skills of ROK-U.S. Alliance forces.
"KR/FE was a great opportunity to hone our ability to defend the Republic of Korea," said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Schweiger, Eighth (Field) Army Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver.A,A
Schweiger said the exercise demonstrated the ability of the ROK-U.S. Alliance to deter and, if necessary, defeat any threat to South Korea.
"The surest way to keep the peace here is stay ready to defeat anything that threatens it," said Schweiger.A,A "At every level of this organization, we validated our ability to fight and win tonight."
The first of two major command post exercises in Korea, KR/FE is a routine exercise that occurs around the same time every year.A,A The next major peninsula-wide exercise is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which will be held this summer.