[Letter from Henry A. Waxman to the David Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, U.S. Department of Defense Regarding Military Personnel Waivers, April 21, 2008] [open pdf - 141KB]
"Thank you for responding to the Committee's request for information regarding military personnel waivers issued to U.S. service members. The data you provided the Committee shows that there was a rapid rise in 2007 in the number of waivers the Army and Marine Corps granted to recruits convicted of serious felonies, such as aggravated assault and burglary. Some recruits were even granted waivers for felony convictions involving sexual assault and terrorist threats. I am writing to seek more information about these trends and their implications for military readiness."
House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: http://oversight.house.gov