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More than 1 in 10 Army Recruits Now Given "Moral Waivers"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Though dozens of these soldiers would not have qualified for law enforcement jobs in this country, the military sent them to Iraq, where troops often function as police officers.

Army Recruits With High School Diplomas Drops To 25-Year Low

Boston Globe | Bryan Bender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The share of Army recruits with a high school diploma - which has shown to be a key indicator of future success in the military - dropped more than 12...

Pentagon Looking For Ways To Recruit 'Minor Criminals'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the mili...