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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:37 PM
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AP Exclusive: Pentagon to recruit aliens on visas
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily recruit foreigners who have been living in the states on student and work visas, or with refugee or political asylum status.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to recruit certain legal residents whose critical medical and language skills are "vital to the national interest," officials said, using for the first time a law passed three years ago.

Though the military previously has taken recruits with green cards seeking permanent residency, Gates' action allows the services to start a one-year pilot program to find up to 1,000 foreigners who have lived in the states legally for at least two years on certain types of temporary visas.

The new recruits into the armed forces would get accelerated treatment in the process toward becoming U.S. citizens in return for serving in the wartime military in the United States or abroad.

"The services are doing a tremendous job of recruiting quality personnel to meet our various missions," sometimes with bonus pay and tuition for medical school, said Bill Carr, deputy under secretary of defense for military personnel policy. There are currently about 24,000 doctors, dentists and nurses in the Defense Department.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jGqkV...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:49 PM
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1. "Reporting for duty. Smirk." - Occult Alien allies of Commander AWOL (R)
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:51 PM by SpiralHawk
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:51 PM
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2. get accelerated treatment in the process toward becoming U.S. citizens
wow
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jetphixer Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:01 PM
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3. Agree
I 2 am a winter solder USN Retired!!! This oil war for profit is sick!! I love the pix of Commander AWOL an the Space ship Commander.. We are OK tho. Cause we B MERIKANS... An they can be Merikans 2 !!!!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:06 PM
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4. First read visual was funny. So now they are outsourcing military?
Join up, work on the wounded, become a citizen? Or rather, get accelerated treatment toward becoming a usa citizen?

From OP:
The new recruits into the armed forces would get accelerated treatment in the process toward becoming U.S. citizens in return for serving in the wartime military in the United States or abroad.
(clip)
The military's most pressing need is for neurosurgeons and dermatologists to treat troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain and burn injuries caused by insurgents' wide use of roadside bombs and suicide bombs.

The force also lacks nurses with a broad range of specialties, Carr said."
(clip)
Health care workers also will have to meet all medical professional criteria to practice, be proficient in English, and agree to enlist either three years on active duty or six years as reservists.

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Linguists sign up for 4 yrs active duty.
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:14 AM
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8. except for the linguists, this is a bunch of bull
end running around the need to increase bonus and get the heck out of a war no one wants to be in. Oh yeah, stop loss is a real effective recruiting tool
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:34 PM
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5. Will they focus on Roswell, NM?
;-)
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:46 PM
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6. This is so they can replace all the key personnel they fired for being gay
especially linguists. (No, seriously. No "cunning" joke is intended. :-) ) :grr:
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Sub Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:51 PM
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7. This from an administration that warned us dearly of "terrorist cells" of swarthy foreigners here on
a visa and encouraged Americans to spy on other Americans.



BOO!!
\



MISSHIN COMPLISHT!
\
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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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9. Pentagon to recruit aliens on visas
Source: AP

AP Exclusive: Pentagon to recruit aliens on visas

WASHINGTON Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily recruit foreigners who have been living in the United States on student and work visas, or with refugee or political asylum status.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to recruit certain legal residents whose critical medical and language skills are "vital to the national interest," officials said, using for the first time a law passed three years ago.

Though the military previously has taken recruits with green cards seeking permanent residency, Gates' action enables the services to start a one-year pilot program to find up to 1,000 foreigners who have lived in the states legally for at least two years on certain types of temporary visas.

The new recruits into the armed forces would get accelerated treatment in the process toward becoming U.S. citizens in return for serving in the wartime military in the United States or abroad.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081206/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/m...
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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10. I was thinking aliens?
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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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11. Anything to keep the war effort going
Oceania must be dealt with even if it requires importing aliens from Eurasia.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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13. And without a draft
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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12. Area 51 is loaded with them...
:shrug:
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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15. exactly
we all know that Roswell is the Ellis Island of the Galaxy


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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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16. You mean like this?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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17. thats one scary MoFo
:scared:
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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18. Me too.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:21 AM
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14. how about americans and pay them and give them health care n/t
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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 07:06 AM
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19. Plan B
Army Recruiters Open War 'Experience' Arcade to Attract Youngsters

From football to beach volleyball, competitive games can get your juices going.

But the ultimate game, the one that'll give you the greatest rush, is ... what? Why, it's war, of course. Yeah, man, you literally get to kill the other team! How great is that?

Such thinking (if it can be called thinking) is behind the latest leap in marketing by the U.S. Army. In its constant effort to lure young people into the killing business, the office of military recruitment has come up with a whiz bang showcase to appeal to a generation that's been raised on computer games and that hangs out at the mall a lot. It's called the "Army Experience Center," and the first one has opened right across from the Dave & Busters food and fun outlet in a mall in northeast Philadelphia.

With more than 14,000 square feet of prime mall space, the experience center is bigger than three basketball courts and is filled with lots of dazzle. There are nearly 80 video gaming stations, all sorts of interactive exhibits, a replica command-and-control center, and -- best of all -- a bunch of high-tech simulators that let the kids get a feel for the military action of, say, a Black Hawk helicopter.

http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/110495/?typ...
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:12 AM
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20. You gotta be fucking kidding...
Never mind; what will be will be. Too late now, thanks to george w. "biggest MFing asshole on the planet" bUsh.

How could one little man fuck up so much so fast.
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