Saturday, April 24, 2010

Too Fat to Fight?

A reader recently alerted me to a new report estimating that 27 percent of all Americans of recruitment age - which is about 9 million young adults - are in fact too fat to fight for their country that prompted Sen. Richard Lugar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and a group of retired generals and admirals to warn that America, with 1/3 of our fighting force unfit, is facing a national security crisis.

It's an interesting topic, no? Daniel Engber thought so too and took a deeper look into the Census numbers, requirements for military personnel, school lunches and war times and wrote this great article.

Read it. Let it marinate. And please share your thoughts.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Constructive comments only, please. No hating. Geez.