Nowhere, to my knowledge, does the Oregon public school system teach the language Arabic. Yet it is designated a “critical need” foreign language by our national government. And now note, as reported here and here:
The Army may begin paying a retention bonus of as much as
$150,000 to Arabic speaking soldiers in reflection of how critical it has
become for the US military to retain native language and cultural know-how in
How should Oregon respond to this national security need?
Of course, the military created some of the shortage by dismissing 58 gay Arabic linguists.