Operation Chromite was a battle fought in Earth's Korean War. It marked the turning point that resulted in an eventual stalemate, in which the border between North Korea and South Korea after the war was identical to the border before the war. The United States armed forces landed troops in the coastal city of Inchon. North Korean military forces did not expect the invasion with South Korean and United States troops bottled up in the southernmost tip of the peninsula.
In 2374, Mandel Morrison of the USS Lambda Paz compared the First Betreka Nebula counterstrike to the strategy behind Operation Chromite, with the Dominion having established a firm presence along the border between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (Star Trek: Lambda Paz: "The Tides of War, Part I)