Felons’ prospects to be all they can be down (emphasis added).
As the United States on Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war, these are boom times for military recruiters. The number of people walking into recruiting offices has grown as the economy withers. And while patriotism continues to be a motivation for some recruits, many also see the military as a job with generous benefits and little prospect of layoffs.
Many applicants who might think of the military as a last resort are finding out that criminal behavior, even while they were juveniles, prevents them from joining. The number of waivers for people with blemished records is dropping as the military meets its recruiting goals.
Via Harry Shearer.