Rhumb Lines: Language, Regional Expertise & Culture: Skills that Matter, August 25, 2011 [open pdf - 144KB]
"In our global Navy, where every Sailor and Marine has a role in diplomacy, we must respect and understand the world's diverse populations and cultures. Language proficiency greatly enhances our ability to work with our maritime partners and increases our likelihood of strategic, operational and tactical success around the world."
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Rhumb Lines (August 25, 2011)