Developing an International Perspective

LeFever, Mike; Neighbors, Mark
April 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2009, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p81
Conference Proceeding
The article stresses the need of increasing competency in foreign languages and regional expertise and culture for the U.S. Navy as it expands its role as the nation's maritime ambassadors. The service's influence overseas depends on the ability to communicate as it does on firepower and technological superiority. Language, regional expertise, and cultural awareness are essential and fundamental to theater security cooperation, maritime domain awareness, and humanitarian missions.


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