Gangs in the Military

Gangs in the Military 

Military Training Gang Members

Horrific but true. In searching through the internet I came across 218,000 pages regarding this subject , Gangs in the military. I won’t even mention the number of links. According to FBI reports gangs are in all branches of the military.
Just give that concept a thought for a few minutes, the military training gang members that will end up on the streets when discharged. With attrition in Iraq the military is obligated to recruit gang members. The only thing that keeps them from being recruited is a criminal record. This is not something new, it has been going on for years but now it is beginning to cause some major concerns across the nation and in Congress.

Here are a number of links that you can check out.

FBI says U.S. criminal gangs are using military to spread their reach

By Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Thursday, December 7, 2006

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — U.S. criminal gangs have gained a foothold in the U.S. military and are using overseas deployments to spread tentacles around the globe, according to the FBI.
FBI gang investigator Jennifer Simon said in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes this week that gang members have been documented on or near U.S. military bases in Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iraq. More…

Gangs of Iraq: Military quietly enlisting thousands of active gang members

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