Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Army Aims To Recruit Arab Linguists

In its latest campaign to recruit Arabic linguists as translators, the U.S. Army has posted billboards in major American cities. Two billboards in Chicago have identical texts in Arabic that read: "In a land full of opportunity (Fi Ard Amira bil furas), here's one that may not have crossed your mind. A job with the U.S. Army." An estimated 30,000 Arab Americans live in Chicago's southwest suburbs. Similar billboards are in Dearborn, Mich., Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and Florida.

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