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One notable publication suggests that there are only 1,850 people in the U.S. Army who maintain the ability to speak Arabic (The Economist, 50), which only represents an extremely small percentage of the total men and women currently serving in the armed forces.The need for Arabic translators, as well as other foreign language translators, is “woefully short”, which has led to countless hours of audiotape achieved through surveillance to go untranslated (The Economist, 50). Additionally, military efforts to achieve intelligence about the scientific activities of other foreign nations have produced a vast variety of technical papers regarding nuclear weapons ambitions and many other potential threats to U.S. security (The Economist).