Japanese leadership express interest in enhancing strategic partnership with U.S. forces in Horn of Africa

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Kim, commander of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, New York, greets Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Masatoshi Tanso during a key leadership engagement at Japan Self-Defense Force Base, Djibouti, Nov. 21, 2018. Japanese and U.S. leadership met to discuss ways to build relationships across the Combined Joint Operations Area. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Kim, commander of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, New York, greets Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Masatoshi Tanso during a key leadership engagement at Japan Self-Defense Force Base, Djibouti, Nov. 21, 2018. Japanese and U.S. leadership met to discuss ways to build relationships across the Combined Joint Operations Area. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey)
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