Military new site Task & Purpose covered some unsettling developments that could impact America’s ability to defend itself.
Specifically, the site speculates that military recruitment could be falling across the board due to the youth being too overweight and or mentally unfit to fight.
For several years, active and retired military leaders have voiced similar concerns. Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge noted that a “Dec.17 letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller signed by almost 800 retired admirals and generals” voiced similar misgivings about America’s recruitment base.
What keeps these military leaders at night is that over 70% of Americans from the 17 to 24 age range can’t make it into military ranks because they are “too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a history of crime or substance abuse.”
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