This video from the USA is called Before You Enlist! (updated).
From Aaron Belkin’s blog in the USA:
Felons, But Not Gays
The data, which were obtained by the Michael D. Palm Center at UC-Santa Barbara, show that both the military is letting in more recruits with serious criminal backgrounds, records of drug abuse, inferior educational attainment and other qualities which require a so-called “moral waiver” to allow young Americans to don a military uniform and deploy to the frontlines.
It is a measure of how desperate our armed forces are to fill their ranks with bodies to fight in an increasingly unpopular war. (The data are posted at palmcenter.org) …
The problem is that the Pentagon’s current personnel policy is utterly irrational.
Under its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, it has fired over 11,000 capable troops, including nearly 1000 considered mission-critical and over 300 foreign linguists, just because they’re gay.
See also here.
Contrary to gays (see also here), not just convicts, but also nazis, middle aged people, and others who used to be not welcome, are now welcome in the armed forces due to the shortage of cannon fodder.
Iraq war and US Congress: here.