US Lawmakers Press Pentagon for Answers

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While leaders from the different military branches have all acknowledged the problem, they also have been unable to move the needle in a positive direction, as the desire of young Americans to join the military falls off the statistical cliff, POLITICO reported.

“We are on the cusp of a military recruiting crisis,” Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) told POLITICO, citing COVID, obesity among would-be recruits, competition from the healthy civilian labor market, and an overall low interest in serving.






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