Army Intelligence on Language and Cultural Competency

07.13.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

“Language and cultural competency” is the theme of the latest edition of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin.

Topics addressed include cultural relativism, ethnography, “patron-client relations,” the stand-up of AFRICOM (US Africa Command) from an African perspective, and “operational culture training for the French military in Africa.”

The Army does not make the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin routinely available to the public.  But upon request, the latest issue was released under the Freedom of Information Act.