Members of the French Foreign Legion rehearsing for a military parade in Paris.
(Photo courtesy of en.legion-etrangere.com )
Since there is a French Foreign Legion should there be an American Foreign Legion? The facts are from a scholarly article by attorney Blake F. Nichols.
As far as I can discern, the information people are quoting and mis-quoting on this subject comes from the following article by law student Blake F. Nichols. Many writing on this subject are plagiarizing his work without attribution.
I do not know him and it took me thirty seconds to find this. It is disgraceful that so many people are using his research and passing it off as their own or saying it comes from a “university paper” with no additional information.
The article is most fascinating and it is also well researched and footnoted. It was published in April of 2012 Michigan State International Law Review. Vol. 20 Issue 2, p 459.
LEGITIMIZING A DE FACTO U.S. FOREIGN LEGION IN AFGHANISTAN: TRANSFER OF MISSION CRITICAL SECURITY OPERATIONS FROM PRIVATE CONTRACTORS TO U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL
by Blake F. Nichols.
You will find the pdf of the article here: