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Military Recruiters Worry America’s Youth Are Too Fat Or Dumb To Enter Service












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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge


A recent report in military news site Task & Purpose highlights that military recruitment could soon slump nationwide in large part because America’s youth are too fat or in other cases too dumb to fight.


Going back a number of years this has been an increasing concern expressed by a growing chorus of both active and retired military leaders. It was also weeks ago expressed in a Dec.17 letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller signed by almost 800 retired admirals and generals.


They warn that over 70% of young Americans between 17 and 24 can’t make into military ranks because they are “too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a history of crime or substance abuse.”


Military Recruiters Worry America's Youth Are Too Fat Or Dumb To Enter Service
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