VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (May 7, 2013) Lt. j.g. Matthew Watts (left), navigator on board guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), discusses Lassen’s course with a Russian officer during the ship’s approach to Vladivostok. Lassen is part of Destroyer Squadron 15, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, to support security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (US Navy Photo by Lt. Frederick Martin/Released)

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