Cobra was disbanded in 1994 and its remaining members went underground. In 2000 they resurfaced with new goals and a new resolve to make theirplans come to fruition. Cobra Commander still leads the group and has gained new followers. Some of his former loyalists have cut their ties with him while some have gained more respect for him than ever. Cobra still makes use of outside contractors whenever possible since having to rebuild their army from scratch. Cobra Island had been abandoned in The Commander's time underground but when he resurfaced his first objective was to reestablish his country as his base of operations. In the new politcal environment it has never been harder to make war on another country and this is a fact Cobra Commander uses whenever he is able.