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Military taking more ex-convicts

February 14, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The Army and Marine Corps are letting in more recruits with criminal records, including some with felony convictions, reflecting the increased pressure of five years of war and its mounting casualties.

Defense Department data shows the Army granted more than double the number of waivers for felonies and misdemeanors in 2006 than it did in 2003.

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