Opinion: Speed up linguistic readiness for homeland security

10/11/2010 | Huffington Post, The

Nine years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government still lags behind in linguistic preparedness among those who protect the country, writes Nataly Kelly, the chief research officer at market research firm Common Sense Advisory, which focuses on global business and language services. While investing in training Americans to speak foreign languages can help, training those already fluent in several languages to interpret and translate would offer a near-term fix, she writes.

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