The Few, the Fat, the Fatigued

With diminished fitness standards, the armed services (Marines excepted) pander to increasingly obese personnel and recruitment cohorts.

By Steve Cohen • October 23, 2023

In "The Few, the Fat, the Fatigued" (City Journal, October 23, 2023), partner Steve Cohen discusses recent Pentagon reports confirming that the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard cannot meet their recruiting targets. Yet, at the same time, they are lowering their physical standards to keep people in the service who are overweight, often to the point of clinical obesity. As one might expect, the two problems are connected.

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