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t says 824 felons were allowed to sign up in 2004 as opposed to 1,605 in 2006 under the moral waivers scheme.
Almost 59,000 drug abusers entered the military in the same period.
The report, sponsored by the American think tank Michael D Palm Centre, also showed that 43,977 people convicted of serious misdemeanours such as assault were permitted to enlist.
The director of the Michael D Palm Centre, Aaron Belkin, said in all about 100,000 people with what he called troubled pasts had joined the military over the past three years.
Originally posted by iori_komei
If someone wants to go join the military, I could care less about
there past offences.