Delegates to the Joint Committee Meeting 2018 in Hawaii, which is the annual meeting between Palau and the US where the two countries discussed all of the significant security and defense issues such as upcoming military exercises, challenges regarding illegal fishing, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and other threats.  The JCM was created as part of the Compact to align the needs of both countries to help ensure the US is prepared to provide for Palau’s security and defense. (Contributed Photo)