Why America is losing the intelligence war

This article talks about why the US has a lack of foreign intelligence. He also touches upon why he thinks people in the US do not learn foreign languages like people from other countries..

Rare is the American who learns a foreign language truly well. Those who do so fall in love with the strangeness of a foreign culture, like the adolescent who becomes infatuated with the streetwalker to whom he lost his virginity. Such people are of no use for intelligence work, for who can be trusted to subvert a culture he loves?

Asia Times - Why America is losing the intelligence war


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