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[...] the brigade and battalion level linguists will accompany the commander on the larger scale meetings with members of the local government and tribal leadership. Cultural and religious nuances. Since the vast majority of Iraq is Muslim, a common error made by leaders is to assume that Iraqi citizens will inherently be forthcoming and friendly to an interpreter simply because he/she is Iraqi or Muslim.
An interpreter shakes hands with a man in the village of Bidak, May 9, 2010, Logar province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion visit the village frequently
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