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Readiness problem: 70 percent of American youth NOT FIT to serve in military

For years the military has had to recruit from a shrinking field of qualified potential soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen

(National SentinelMilitary Readiness: As war drums continue to beat in anticipation of a full-scale conflict with North Korea, disturbing new data indicate just how unprepared American youth would be for any conflict that became global in nature.

For years the military has had to recruit from a shrinking field of qualified potential soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Now the situation has turned critical, as reported by the Washington Examiner:

Americans continue to get fatter and it’s delivering a huge blow to the country, both in higher health care costs and undercutting military recruiting, according to a huge new study.

And while the rate of obesity growth is leveling off, the costs aren’t. The report, for example, said additional health care for obese adults and children is $150 billion a year and billions of dollars more in lost worker productivity.

It is also costly to the military, said the report. Nearly one-quarter of military recruits are rejected because they are obese and it costs the Pentagon $1 billion a year in added health care costs for obese troops and their families.

More stunning, said the comprehensive 101-page report: ” 70 percent of today’s youth are not fit to serve in the military due to obesity or being overweight, criminal records, drug misuse or educational deficits.”

Also hurting military recruiting: Rising drug use, criminal records, falling high school graduation rates, low aptitude.

It’s a dangerous world, and while you always hope that diplomacy will rule the day, it isn’t always successful in preventing war. Should the U.S find itself in another global conflagration, it will be at a distinct manpower disadvantage, thanks to our sedentary lifestyle.

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2 Comments on Readiness problem: 70 percent of American youth NOT FIT to serve in military

  1. And THIS is why it will be soooooooooooooooooo easy to decimate Antifa ; just a bunch of out-of-shape videogame players !!

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  2. Meaghan Simpson // September 8, 2017 at 3:37 am // Reply

    this is what the internet screens invasions into schools, while schools cancel Physical Education and the Arts… And there’s all those deathly violent games and sicko porn… Robots in training for the immoral killer drones operators that commit heinous Assassinations ( murders) of innocent civilians half the way around the world remote indiscriminate murderers firing drones killer rockets by remote control… Fat thugs military mind control robots killer dudes in military offices sit around their consoles firing off deadly drone rockets! How mentally-emotionally and physically unfit the young people are who perform these immoral insane illegal killings of all kinds in USA endless bloody wars for, by and of the filthy dirty wealthy profiteers!

    Some kinda shadow gov and deep state empire elitists capitalists criminals…kill lists are going on all the time… Bushes, CLINTONS, OBAMA’S all pro endless immoral illegal insane wars!
    Unite for people, planet and peace over profits. Close the Fed Reserve. Cut the bloated obscene MIC budgets in half NOW!!!

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