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Whistleblower Claims Many U.S. Interpreters Can’t Speak Afghan Languages

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ABC, 8 September 2010
A journalist who was embedded with US troops and took a film recalls here: ‘At one stage you can see in the film where the elder talks about the Taliban coming into the village and the fact that the villagers are helpless to do anything about it. And the translator essentially says, ‘the Taliban are behind that hill, if you want to find them, they’re over there.’ Which wasn’t at all what the elder had said,’


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