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4-Star General Says Americans Too Fat To Fight

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  • An Army general warns that young Americans are either too fat or criminal to join the armed services
  •  Lt. Gen Xavier Brunson said young people are unqualified to enlist due to obesity or pre-existing medical conditions
  • Only 23% of people of age to serve are physically eligible to enroll
  • The Army won’t meet its 2022 recruitment goal of 485,000 – falling short by a staggering 20,000 recruits

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