Forrest Gump (1994)
The Project failed horribly. Recruits that took part were noted as being mentally deficient to the point that some couldn't tell their left from their right. Many required a 'babysitter', another enlisted man to tend to them, tie their shoes, make their beds, and clean their uniforms. Those enlistees under the Project also couldn't remember instructions, or even write properly. They would easily panic under stress. There were a few whom couldn't even comprehend their country was at war.
Yet, the Project allowed them to pass through training and send them overseas. During the course of the Vietnam War, over 300,000 men were enlisted through the Project, the bulk of which went to the Army and most of the recruits overall were turned into riflemen. Of those that deployed, around 5,400 were killed-in-action in Vietnam, or nearly 10% of the total dead for Americans. Another 20,000 were wounded.
Those that took part in Project 100,000 were given nicknames; McNamara's Folly, or Mcnamara's Misfits, or even Mcnamara's Morons.