71% of Military Age Americans Too Sick to Join, Study Says [+ dropping IQ]

71% of Military Age Americans Too Sick to Join, Study Says

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

The United States is now facing a security crisis the likes of which it has never faced before. Although we are awaiting the attempts to blame it on them, it’s hard to see how the State Department or the corporate media can pin this on on the Russians.

According to a new study by the Heritage Foundation, nearly 71% of young U.S. citizens are ineligible to serve in the military. To be more specific, out of 34 million people, between the ages of 17 and 24, more than 24 million are unable to join the military. Sixty percent of those ineligible to join are ineligible due to health problems or physical fitness. Around one-third are too obese.

Indeed, 27% of young Americans are “too overweight for military service.”

“The obesity issue is the most troubling because the trend is going in the wrong direction…by 2020 it could be as high as 50%,” said Major General Allen Batschelet, former Commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command “back in 2015, “which means only two in ten would qualify to join the Army.”

Other common health concerns are hearing and eyesight problems, asthma and mental illness.

The study also shows that a quarter of those unfit for military service, are due to intelligence factors and are unable to complete their high school education and lack a “basic understanding of written and cognitive skills…to complete an organized program.”

The research points out that these individuals are considered unfit despite the fact that the military routinely accepts people who do not complete their high school education and “rarely pass the armed forces qualification test.”

Another 10% were ineligible due to a criminal record.

The national security issue comes to play when one realizes that this stunning commentary on the intellectual, mental and physical health of the United States will lead to a very serious shortage of recruits for the military, meaning that the U.S. military will suffer from a lack of manpower.

All ready, the U.S. Army is having a hard time meeting its 2018 goal of enlisting 80,000 volunteers.

Army Major General Malcolm Frost, Commander of the Army’s Initial Military Training Command, publicly stated in 2017, that “I would argue that the next existential threat that we have… is the inability to man our military.”

One highly important point to mention, is that the southern states, who have traditionally supplied the military with the largest amount of recruits, are experiencing even more concerning health issues than their Northern and Western counterparts.

South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas are “significantly less fit, and consequently are more likely to encounter training related injuries and recruits from other U.S. states,” according to recent research conducted by the Citadel, the U.S. Army Public Health Center and the American Heart Association.

The southern states mentioned above make up more than 37% of new recruits.

Thus, Americans’ poor health, dropping IQ and mental instability have reached such a proportion that it is now a national security issue.

While there are many other factors at play in regards to national security and the ability to man the military, such as an expansive military presence across the world and a constant state of warfare – America must begin to make drastic changes in its food supply, healthcare and culture unless it wants to do to itself what no outside power is capable of doing.


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brandonBrandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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1 Comment on 71% of Military Age Americans Too Sick to Join, Study Says [+ dropping IQ]

  1. After the rise of the new “middle class” after WW II, the newly wealthy started making political, economic, and social canges so that ‘no one else’ could reach their plateau as easily as they did. (page 160-170, Patrick, Myth of the Middle Class, 1972) He goes on to say that the educational system could either fight this, or go along….in the late 50s/early 60s, the University of California and University of Wisconsin showed that the elementary system pocketed the rich’s money and dumbed down the educational system by then.

    Schooling in Capitalist America (Bowles and Gentis, 1976 or 77) and Kimble et al (Education and the America, 1962) and other books [I quote the first book I read with a particular point] say that the only thing taught in our educational system is “how to take orders” and “how great it is to work in your local community”….this leads to fewer people who can think for themselves and allow some TV personality to tell them what to buy, see, eat, and wear.

    What I am leading to is that this “dumbing down” of America also led to individuals who make bad choices in food, nutrition, and other areas as well.

    No one knows what a protein, carb, and fat are (or their calories they offer(4-4-9 per gram); and how much they should consume…
    meals even among some professionals, consist of buy-out combo meals, eenergy drinks (which have increased ER use from 20 to 100 %, depending on your local area), and no one cares if anything is taught as far and food and nutrition, either.

    The “Me Generation” is being poisioned by the food, vaccines, 5G wireless technology, aluminum, barium and such from above, and sugar in almost everthing we are offered to eat.

    Lack of knowledge, inability to think for oneself and everything else that I didn’t cover (Moms working instead of cooking for kids, absentee Dads) has led to today’s “snowflakes” and individuals who cannot take care of themselves; and the Government is showing itself to also be a poor substitute for “real” parents!

    Our educutional system teaches ‘nothing’ at present; it provides for cheap labor for local businesses and ‘entertainment’ for the Baby Boomers (softball, football, and basketball mainly).

    I unfortunately predict that things are not going to get any better, either!

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