Jamaicans could be sought for Iraq and Afghanistan


jamaica_british_flag.jpgFinding it difficult to recruit enough soldiers to meet its international commitments, the British Army is reported to be thinking about signing up Jamaicans to fill the posts.

Looking for soldiers within countries with historical and or current British ties, the British military has been facing a hard time getting and retaining soldiers with its engagements in Iraq and continued efforts in Afghanistan against the Taliban.

Already employing around 1200 soldiers from foreign, including commonwealth countries, the British army already has about 600 soldiers in its ranks.

The Brits continue to consider sending a selection team to Jamaica, a former colony of Britain that remains a member of the Commonwealth.