|Foreigners - Doing the military jobs Obama claims Americans won't do.|
Replacing Americans in the Military
- Let's be blunt. Obama is an asshole, but the GOP Congress is fucking over the military by slashing spending for our troops while fully funding Obama's importation of illegal alien children.
Step #1 - Fire American Citizens
(New York Times) - For the first time since the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, the Army is shrinking. Faced with declining budgets, the Army, the largest of the services, cut its force this year to 508,000 soldiers from 530,000, with plans to trim an additional 20,000 troops next year. If funding cuts mandated by Congress continue, the Army could have fewer than 450,000 soldiers by 2019 — the smallest force since World War II.
The cuts fell on officers as well, 1,188 captains and 550 majors, many who were clearly intending on making a career of the military. More are expected to lose their jobs next year.
For reasons the Army has not explained, the largest group of officers being pushed out — nearly one in five — began as enlisted soldiers.
For many of those officers, being forced out of a life they have known for a decade or more has been a disruption as shocking and painful as being laid off. They are losing jobs, and in many cases, receiving smaller pensions than they had expected — or no pensions at all. They are being forced to give up their identities as soldiers. Some are losing their ranks or status as officers. All must be out by April.
“It’s our culture, it’s our family, it’s our language,” said Bill Moore, a captain working in intelligence at Fort Bragg. “A lot of us have been in since high school. We feel like we’ve given everything, our families have given everything, and they just give us a handshake and say ‘Thank you for your service.’ ”
Many are being pushed out despite having good records.
Step #2 - Import Foreigners
(Military.com) - After a months-long hiatus, a special immigration program designed to attract recruits with certain skills will be up and running once more in the next several weeks.
Attorney Margaret Stock, an immigration lawyer and retired Army lieutenant colonel, said on Monday that the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, or MAVNI, program could resume before the end of the year, but certainly in January.
There has not yet been an announcement from the Defense Department.
"I heard about it from some folks at the Pentagon. There's no public USAREC [U.S. Army Recruiting Command] message yet," Stock said.
The program stalled in late September after President Obama's executive order on immigration opened up MAVNI to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. According to Stock, the Defense Department is now on track to resume processing applications under MAVNI.
"DoD has set the overall fiscal year quota for MAVNI at 1,500, and the Army has been allocated 1,300 slots for now," Stock wrote on the blog for Alaska-based law firm, Cascadia Cross Border Law Group. She does not know if the other services will utilize the program . . .
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Travis Dove for The New York Times