WashPost: Pentagon plans policy scrutinizing recruits with green cards & other foreign ties, internal memos show

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The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe reports: The Pentagon, citing terrorism and espionage fears, is developing a plan to scrutinize prospective recruits with foreign ties, including some U.S. citizens, after a related effort targeting thousands of green-card holders was blocked by a federal judge last year.

The new policy, still in development, would be distributed to the military services by no later than Feb. 15, according to two defense officials and several Defense Department memos obtained by The Washington Post.

The new vetting would likely screen thousands of recruits per year who have what the Pentagon considers “foreign nexus” risks.

Defense officials say the measures are necessary due to the “unique counterintelligence and counterterrorism concerns because of the heightened susceptibility to influence by foreign governments and organizations.”

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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