A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.
The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, “Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.],” issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com.
“I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute,” said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. “They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months.”
Well isn’t that nice. Did you get that part “over the course of the last two years”? WTF. Who’s running this program?……… unbelievable.
As I looked a little deeper into this article one sentence stood out.
…A senior law enforcement official said Friday that the Afghans’ disappearance was more of an immigration violation than a security threat, saying there are no “strong indications to any terrorism nexus or impending threat.” …
While I believe this LEO may be correct to some degree, in this day and age aren’t immigration issues also national security issues? Besides that fact, this is a national security issue since the US government brought these people here and gave them documents to access military bases then lost track of them. That’s a pretty damn big national security issue and some heads should be rolling.