USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships underway in formation fo

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2010) USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships underway in formation for a photo exercise during the final day of Exercise Keen Sword 2011. The exercise enhances the Japan-U.S. alliance which remains a key strategic relationship in the Northeast Asia Pacific region. Keen Sword caps the 50th anniversary of the Japan - U.S. alliance as an 'alliance of equals.' (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2010) USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships underway in formation for a photo exercise during the final day of Exercise Keen Sword 2011. The exercise enhances the Japan-U.S. alliance which remains a key strategic relationship in the Northeast Asia Pacific region. Keen Sword caps the 50th anniversary of the Japan - U.S. alliance as an 'alliance of equals.' (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)