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Army opens doors to more criminals

The U.S. military is accepting more recruits with criminal records due to a low number of volunteer recruits, Associated Press reported.

Department of Defense records showed the Army and Marines needing more waivers for recruits with felonies and other offenses since the Iraq War began in 2003, Sky News reported.

The Army granted more than double waivers in 2006 in comparison to 2003 and more than half of the Marine recruits needed a waiver in 2006.

The Sky News article seemed to summarize the data, offering very few sources. The Associated Press story seemed to focus on the disapproval of the Iraq War.