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History, Reference, Research, and GrogTalk => Organizations and Equipment => Topic started by: besilarius on February 11, 2018, 06:46:46 AM

Title: An American Foreign Legion
Post by: besilarius on February 11, 2018, 06:46:46 AM
The Marine Corps wants to establish and Irregular Warfare regiment with foreign nationals.

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/20180210.aspx

Wonder what Chief of Staff George Marshall would think of this?  At a suggestion to allow German POWs to enlist, he scuttled it with a pithy, "no Hessians".
Title: Re: An American Foreign Legion
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 11, 2018, 07:36:01 AM
This has been kicked around off and on for over a hundred years.  The closest we ever got was the Philippine Scouts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Scouts
Title: Re: An American Foreign Legion
Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2018, 03:10:28 PM
If I was a few millennia younger I'd join .... but only if they had AFVs