Whoa, everyone hold on there. You have to read the fine print and understand a bit about the military first.
Ok, first of all you need to understand that the military has always been in short supply in the medical field even during peacetime. Recruiters make heavy attempts to recruit future doctors in their residency or earlier stages promising all kinds of bonuses, debt payments, and special compensation. The military just doesn't have the budget to compete with what they can make in the real world so they try to find different methods to be attrative. Skilled foreigners are still going to be retrained according to military medical doctrine like regular American citizens so there isn't too much of a loss there.helping the military to fill shortages in medical care, language interpretation and field intelligence analysis.
The other two categories are pretty straight forward. Interpreters and foreign nationals who help the US often face harsh reprecussions for their actions and other than money have little incentive to help. The US has also always been short in this area. They launched an initiative a while back putting some data on the web to allow people to take a crack at interpretation and analysis. Those that contributed often were contacted and offered jobs. However, this still didn't get us the field capable agents needed. This covers a short coming that the US has always had while bolstering out analysis capabilities. We learned this part in Iraq recently.
Freedom is... never more than one generation away from extinction. Every generation has to learn how to protect and defend it, or itís gone and gone for a long, long time- Ronald Reagan
Economy Down, Armed Forces Recruitment Up - News- msnbc.com
Military continues to meet recruiting goals, in spite of war - Feb. 10, 2009
The NYT wouldn't be editorializing a bit, would it?
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I, for one, welcome our new-found foreign overlords patrolling are homeland. o_O
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
Sounds like a prelude to reinstating the draft. Obama talked about National Service in exchange for education and other entitlements.
Obama has asked the Pentagon to cut it's budget by 10%.
Robert Kagan - No Time to Be Cutting the Defense Budget - washingtonpost.com
Soldiers in the town hall meeting said they worried the Obama administration would cut military funding.
The soldiers have every right to be concerned, cutting funding in the middle of two wars, as we get set to deploy 30k more troops to Afghanistan. Yet we'll allocate more money to save the salt marsh harvest mouse. Typical liberal slapnut thinking.
Mullen: 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan - Military- msnbc.com
Pain can be such a beautiful thing
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius