A shocking 77% of Americans age 17–24 aren't physically fit for military service, Department of Defense says
· Mar 4, 2023 · NottheBee.com

This is the type of thing that makes me think we're gonna lose a major war.

A recent Department of Defense report revealed some deeply concerning news: an almost unbelievable 77% of all Americans age 17 to 24 lack the required level of physical fitness to enlist in the U.S. military.

That's a 6% increase just since 2017!

The government has previously declared obesity a national security threat, and approximately $60 million is spent by the U.S. each year on the re-enlistment of those who were previously discharged due to the issue.

As of 2020, a full 42% of Americans now fall within the range of "obese" or "severely obese" – a figure experts partially blame on government food assistance, as those who collect food stamps are at a much higher risk of obesity due to their consumption of unhealthy foods.

Our military absolutely needs to fill its ranks with soldiers who exceed the physical requirements to meet an enemy on the battlefield if it is to be successful in protecting America's citizens.

No matter the advances in technology, human performance, strength, will, and courage are still as important as ever – and always will be.

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