August 2, 2017
Defense Department investigators have found ‘potential security risks’ in a program that recruits foreigners into the US military in exchange for citizenship, according to a new report.
A classified report from the Pentagon’s inspector general found that the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program had potential monitoring and vetting problems, sources told Fox News.
MAVNI was launched in 2009 and has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals without permanent residency status into the US military.
Notably, the 2012 Soldier of the Year, Sgt. Saral Shrestha, was a MAVNI recruit born in Nepal.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:15 am