Never since Vietnam, our US Army is staining to the breaking point to keep up with unsustainable demands. Gen. Colin Powell once declared the Army is “about broken.”
The Army is relaxing it’s admissions standards, allowing new recruits previously unfit to join. First the Army raised it’s max recruiting age from 35 to 40, then to 42. The number of high school dropouts is up, as are potential recruits who scored low on the military’s aptitude test. The most disturbing trend is the growing number of moral waivers, issued to new recruits with criminal records. The number of waivers issued to convicted felons jumped by 30%.