18 Jul '17, 10pm

ANALYSIS | Pentagon's plan to end its deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military

ANALYSIS | Pentagon's plan to end its deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military

The Washington Post reported last month that the Pentagon has recommended ending a program that gives foreign-born troops with medical and language skills leverage in gaining citizenship. Congress has weighed in since then, and some recruits under threat of deportation have sought preemptive refuge. Advocates, defense analysts and the military's own assessments of the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program point to an initiative that, when working as designed, benefits national security, reduces recruitment and training costs, and provides a steady stream of troops. But internal discussions point to concerns over security risks and even internal mismanagement as a reason to scuttle the program that was launched in 2009. Ending the program could produce some unintended consequences that affect the military's ability to execute its missions around the world. ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/pentagon-s-plan-to-end-its-deal-w...

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