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CIA seeks to broaden foreign language skills

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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CIA seeks to broaden foreign language skills


www.geo.tv

WASHINGTON: The CIA is undertaking a five-year plan to boost the agency's fluency in foreign languages, Director Leon Panetta said Friday.

Less than a third of CIA analysts and overseas spies are proficient in a foreign language and Panetta said he aims to raise foreign language proficiency inside the CIA to at least half of all analysts and intelligence operatives within the next five years.

"Whether an officer is conducting a meeting in a foreign capital, analyzing plans of a foreign government, or translating a foreign broadcast, language capability is critical to every aspect of ou
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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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Well duh , Are they just figuring this out now ?

IT would seem to me that this should have always been a policy buy the government with regards to acquiring knowledge , being able to speak different languages .

If you read the article in full you will see that the article ends with

" The CIA will both increase language training and recruit Americans who already speak the necessary foreign languages. Panetta said the initiative would require significant new funding, but did not specify an amount. "

very interesting considering the report is from a Pakistan breaking news agency . Makes you wonder if some undesirables will see this s an opportunity to " expand there spy network " ?

www.geo.tv
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[edit on 29-5-2009 by Max_TO]



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