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Old 03-09-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Vet here, too.
I think you should be a citizen of the country for which you serve. When Kuwait was invaded the hired hands that serve in the Kuwaiti military had no loyalty.

If you go fight for them, go live there. And if you fight against us you should be arrested if you ever set foot on U.S. soil.
On the other hand, the Gurkha troops that served in the British military have shown their mettle and loyalty consistently.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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There is nothing wrong in an American citizen enlisting in a foreign military as long as they don't take up arms against U.S. service personnel, that would be the definition of Treason.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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There were many Jewish Americans who left the US to fight for the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). Many of them came back to the US to help teach American military strategists the lessons learned in combat. Scumbags?
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There is nothing wrong in an American citizen enlisting in a foreign military as long as they don't take up arms against U.S. service personnel, that would be the definition of Treason.
There are also Jewish Americans who move their families to Israel and their dual citizen children turn 18 after some years of living there and must comply with the Israeli draft to serve in the Israeli military. Since they are drafted and they do not enlist by choice, it is okay with the American Government. Since Israel is considered to be an ally of the USA, US Military veterans seem to be okay with Jewish Americans who are IDF veterans.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Then there was Douglas MacArthur and the Philippine Army.


Also, but earlier, Norman Prince.


More currently, Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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Anybody mention the Lafayette Escadrille yet?
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Anybody mention the Lafayette Escadrille yet?

Norman Prince, killed in action 1916. I thought I'd make the OP work for it.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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We allow non-US citizens to join the US military, but you do not think it should be allowed for US citizens to join other another military? Do you not find that a bit hypocritical?

Anyway, worth the read: https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...y-service.html

If you join another county's military you are swearing allegiance to that country. That means your alliegence is no longer to the United States. Enough for me, you have abandoned America, have fun. Some groups, like the Flying Tigers were fighting for China but when Japan attacked their citizenship was restored
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you join another county's military you are swearing allegiance to that country. That means your alliegence is no longer to the United States. Enough for me, you have abandoned America, have fun. Some groups, like the Flying Tigers were fighting for China but when Japan attacked their citizenship was restored
They never renounced citizenship. It was their Officers commission and many survivors were recommissioned into the USAAF when more units reached the theatre
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:29 PM
 
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Traitors??............what about the guys who fled to Canada in the 60's............
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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Traitors??............what about the guys who fled to Canada in the 60's............
This thread is not about them.
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