Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the U.S.-Japan alliance with reporters joining him on an around-the-world trip. Carter is in Japan to meet with leaders, visit U.S. troops and advance DoD priorities.
Service members greet World War II veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors as they arrive to mark the 75th anniversary of the attacks in Honolulu, Dec. 3, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nardel Gervacio
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Ramos recalls the attacks on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
As the nation remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Defense Department honors the men and women who lost their lives, and those who fought on to preserve the nation's freedom.

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Japanese-Americans faced racism during WWII, but they still made significant contributions to the war effort.
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