Scary numbers about U.S. youth

Government data says a whopping 75 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible for the military due to obesity or other health problems, a criminal background or the lack of an education. Analysts say this will be “a harsh reality check” for the Pentagon’s plans to recruit tens of thousands more young people.

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