Noncitizen soldiers: the quandaries of foreign-born troops

I linked a site the other day that argued that the US was beginning to resemble classical Rome on the cusp of the transition from republic to empire. One of the hallmarks of the Roman Empire was the use of Roman citizenship to lure young men from conquered territories into the legions...

There are proposals that we formalize a policy of this sort: see this column by Max Boot for an overview of the arguments.

Immigrants with green cards risk their lives not just for advancement within the Army, but for a leg up on the road to US citizenship.

(link) [Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories]

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