The military is facing a severe shortage of volunteer soldiers and have lowered the recruiting standards to include some people with criminal backgrounds and high school dropouts. Imagine an entire batallion made of of the "Dirty Dozen."
The DREAM Act allows young people to become legal U.S. residents after spending two years in college or the military. It applies to those who were under 16 when they arrived in the U.S., have been in the country at least five years and have a diploma from a U.S. high school or the equivalent.
I served in active duty military and my ranks gradually filled up with unscrupulous scum, thieves, body-building steroid psychotics, and gung-ho sociopaths with little to no regard for diplomacy, behaving generally aweful in the foreign countries they visited. It was pretty much disgusting.
Now the U.S. Military will take nearly anyone. When the U.S. military had a draft, it included intelligent well-rounded individuals as well as the "stone-killas." It's been twenty years since I served in the military. What is it like now?