This is a news article out of Moterrey about the Defense Language Institute. Rumor has it that it’s going to be closed down (not true). Rob Booth at Reductio ad Absurdum has a few clear thoughts on the matter. I only visited the place once about twenty years ago, and was impressed by the quality of the students and good and relatively quick fluency they got (Hungarian is what I could judge) in the languages they studied. We should probably have a half dozen such places for our military. Here is the DLI site.