U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces leaders conduct an annual Joint Bilateral Senior Enlisted Symposium at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 5, 2019. More than 50 members came together to discuss challenges and improvements to military interoperability between the two nations. With growing adversarial competition throughout the Pacific Theater, U.S. and Japanese military leaders increase efforts to unify strategic thinking across the alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)