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DLNSEO Culture Team
August 5, 2014

The Social, Humanitarian Cultural Commitee (Third Committee) of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, is chaired by H.E. Stephan Tafrov of Bulgaria. The General Assembly allocates to its Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, commonly referred to as the "Third Committee", agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.  As in previous sessions, an important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special...

Sean P. Walsh, Small Wars Journal
July 8, 2014

In this article, the author concludes that the true cost of meeting USASFC's language goals would be $23 million dollars. Additionally, there would be an additional expense incurred due to losing as many as 720 recently qualified Special Forces Soldiers for up to 30 months during initial training.  Of note, a more radical course of action is also considered which would be "for USASFC to abandon its high-level language goal in favor of achieving high-level cultural competency. Without discounting the value of language skills for Special Forces Soldiers, former commander of 1st Special...