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Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says

Originally published by The Washington Post Army officials inadvertently disclosed sensitive information about hundreds of immigrant recruits from nations such as China and Russia, in a breach that could aid hostile governments in persecuting them or their families, a lawmaker and former U.S. officials said. A spreadsheet intended for internal coordination among recruiters was accidentally … Continue reading

Red Flags for Immigrant Recruits: Calling Parents, Not Laughing at Jokes
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Red Flags for Immigrant Recruits: Calling Parents, Not Laughing at Jokes

One Army recruit was flagged because he sent his parents in India money to move into a modern apartment. Another was faulted for calling his mother in Myanmar every week and for playing video games with noncitizens. And one was labeled a major security risk after an interviewer conducting a counterintelligence screening told a joke and the recruit didn’t laugh. Continue reading