Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
A Maldivian Marine demonstrates a rope climbing technique before an upcoming squad competition during a non-commissioned officer development program on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014. This training event between both U.S. and Maldivian Marines creates a setting for professional military and cultural exchanges, as well as provides both forces an opportunity to train in unfamiliar settings and gain experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)