The Military Translation Business In Afghanistan Is Big Business -- Washington Post
The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command on Feb. 1 approved a $330 million five-month extension on a five-year contract.
That contract now totals $2.3 billion and provides more than 8,000 interpreters working for U.S. forces at 200 sites in Afghanistan.
The Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) contract extension is another reminder of the varied expenses of this war and how some people are profiting.
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My Comment: Considering how important their work is .... and how big it is .... and how difficult it is .... the budget costs for translators pale in comparison to the other costs that are involved in the Afghan war. As for MEP .... it does have it's critics.(see also the above video).