Should There Be An American Foreign Legion? All the info people are using comes from a scholarly article by Blake F. Nichols. Bloggers and writers, you are plagiarizing this guy’s work.

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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:

http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1088&context=ilr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/