Persistent Staffing and Foreign Language Gaps Compromise Diplomatic Readiness

September 2009
GAO Reports;9/24/2009, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents the testimony of International Affairs and Trade director Jess T. Ford regarding the challenges faced by the Foreign Service at the Department of State in the U.S. It notes that the State is constantly faced with challenges of hiring people with the right skills to be posted overseas. Apart from this, Ford also discussed foreign language challenges faced by the State.


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