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    Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Is it good idea, if USA will posses an own Foreign Legion like France it does? It is well-known that there are a big lot of excellent unemployed soldiers in former East Block who could fight for American interest worldwide. Please say your opinion about.
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Is it good idea, if USA will posses an own Foreign Legion like France it does? It is well-known that there are a big lot of excellent unemployed soldiers in former East Block who could fight for American interest worldwide. Please say your opinion about.
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Is it good idea, if USA will posses an own Foreign Legion like France it does? It is well-known that there are a big lot of excellent unemployed soldiers in former East Block who could fight for American interest worldwide. Please say your opinion about.
    They can join the US Military if they qualify and become citizens through the process.

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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    I think even non-citizens can join the United States military provided they are in the country legally. However, they are prohibited from holding certain leadership positions. I'm not sure what the advantages are to having a separate "legion" for foreign nationals.
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I think even non-citizens can join the United States military provided they are in the country legally. However, they are prohibited from holding certain leadership positions. I'm not sure what the advantages are to having a separate "legion" for foreign nationals.
    To avoid American casualties. Not saying I agree but that's the purpose of the FFL, to have foreigners die in risky military operations instead of French citizens.
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    I wouldn't be opposed to it
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    To avoid American casualties. Not saying I agree but that's the purpose of the FFL, to have foreigners die in risky military operations instead of French citizens.
    Doesn't the FFL take convicted criminals and other trouble makers? Don't need them representing the United States thanks.

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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    There are already 100,000 "contractors" in Iraq, what does America need with another mercenary army?
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Doesn't the FFL take convicted criminals and other trouble makers?

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    Officially they don't ask. They even take Americans!
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    Re: Own foreign legion like France does it?

    I don't think it's a bad idea.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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