We have seen the future, and it sucks.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS: USMC Irregular Warfare Regiment

10th February 2018

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The U.S. Marine Corps wants to form an Irregular Warfare Regiment (IWR) that would be a cross between the French Foreign Legion and the U.S. Army Special Forces. The IWR would have 4,200 troops and about 3,000 would be foreign born and selected because they were physically and mentally able to enlist and had language and cultural awareness skills the marines needed in various parts of the world. All officers and NCOs above the rank of E-5 (sergeant) would be U.S. citizens. If the program is established eventually many IWR officers and senior NCOs would be naturalized citizens. In effect, a foreign legion composed mostly of foreign volunteers seeking a quicker path to citizenship and able to meet Marine Corps standards.

This is an idea that the late Dr. Jerry Pournelle pushed for decades.

Or maybe being a Marine is turning into just another job that Americans ‘won’t do’.

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