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Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises started in 1971 and consists of the U.S. military, with the at least 26 other nations, conducting exercises in Hawaiʻi and in San Diego. According to the U.S. Navy, "RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans." RIMPAC has been heavily criticized by environmental and human rights activists for its negative impacts on the ocean, land, and people.
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