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Learning Foreign Language Helps US Soldiers Bridge Culture Gap

A tactical decision made by a solider in a war theater can have strategic political, social, and cultural implications at the national and international levels.  Though few and far between, these tactical level mistakes can take a toll on the overall mission and its credibility. U.S. Army Colonel Philip J. Deppert is tasked to help soldiers avoid these mistakes.  Deppert is the commanding officer of the Defense Language Institute (DLI), located in Monterey, California.  He...

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