US Navy Strategic Languages List Updated

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Of general interest.

US Navy Strategic Languages (PDF) DOI: May 2011

Phi Beta Iota: Immediately obvious are the immediate focus on Iraq, Iran, Somalia, and Yemen.  No big picture focus on preventive peace from the sea here.  The emergent focus is on Central Asia (far from the sea) and the Indian Ocean area.  One wonders if the time has come to tell the Navy to focus on defending the USA, not trying to intervene everywhere.  Finally, the enduring languages are the usual suspects, but (we do not make this stuff up) we observe that there is no such thing as a Saigon Vietnamese dialect/language.  Could they mean Ho Chi Minh (VS/QNS)?

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