Nonetheless, efforts to bring in the educated seem to have wrought their intended effect. The People’s Liberation Army’s Navy (PLAN), a focal point of modernization, is becoming increasingly professional. It is now capable of offering crucial support and training in anti-piracy, and in April, . Rear Admiral Marcus Hitchcock extended high praise to a “completely professional” PLAN in the South China Sea. At the July 2016 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the . Navy and PLAN successfully conducted the first submarine rescue exercise in RIMPAC history.
With Cousins’s top two wide receiver threats, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon, having departed in free agency this offseason, the QB’s success—financially and on the field—may hinge on the health of a man whose career is defined by the line between gift and curse. Over the past two seasons the Redskins are 2–4 when Reed has sat out, and 6-2-1 when he’s gained more than 75 receiving yards. He’s such an integral part of Washington’s offense that when the wideouts bolted, coach Jay Gruden felt compelled to point out that his offense “runs through Jordan Reed.”