The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144), left, leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroye

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2011) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144), left, leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a passing exercise.  Stockdale and Gridley are underway with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

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 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2011) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144), left, leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a passing exercise. Stockdale and Gridley are underway with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)