30,000 US Military Troops Not Citizens
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- More than 20,000 military personnel have become U.S. citizens since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the Pentagon.
Another 5,000 have applications pending for citizenship, with that process being expedited for military members, shortening the wait from about nine months to 60 days.
There are still about 30,000 active duty and 11,000 Guard and Reserve personnel in the military who are not U.S. citizens, according to Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel David Chu. He testified Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on personnel issues facing the military.
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20,000 + 5,000 + 30,000 + 11,000 = 66,000
The US Army is becoming an army of mercenaries recruited from our growing population of illegal immigrats who are promised US citizenship in exchange for their service. Kind of makes a mockery of the idea of an "all volunteer force"... - Etienne