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SOF Experience with Linguists - Understanding and Navigating the Human Domain

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:52pm

Mike Kershner, Andrew Milburn, and Dave Maxwell held a discussion about language, culture, and Special Operations. "SOF Experience with Linguists - Understanding and Navigating the Human Domain" (it begins at about the 5:30 mark and is about 60 minutes in total).

 

 

Lost In Translation: How Language Affects Perception During Armed Conflict SWJED Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:39pm
Military professionals need to be cognizant of language on both a macro level (translation issues) and a micro level (within one’s native language) because it affects perception in international conflict.

The Pacific “Pivot”: What it Means for Language, Region, and Culture Education and Training

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 4:30am

The realities of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan necessitated “just-in-time” cultural training that focused heavily on the “do’s and don’ts.” A more deliberate approach is warranted in Asia.

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