Follow example set by farsighted predecessors, learn foreign languages like Mandarin: Pompeo

In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Pompeo said, “…to meet the challenges (foreign policy) posed by the CCP’s expansive ambitions and Iran-backed terrorism, we should follow the example set by our farsighted predecessors. That’s why I’ve directed the State Department to ramp up critical-language study, beginning with Mandarin but also encompassing other critical languages such as Russian, Hindi, Arabic and Farsi.”In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Pompeo said, “…to meet the challenges (foreign policy) posed by the CCP’s expansive ambitions and Iran-backed terrorism, we should follow the example set by our farsighted predecessors. That’s why I’ve directed the State Department to ramp up critical-language study, beginning with Mandarin but also encompassing other critical languages such as Russian, Hindi, Arabic and Farsi.”

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