Army Is Considering Tougher Basic Training Because You're All Out Of Shape

The U.S. Army is concerned that new recruits are too out of shape and too undisciplined for combat.

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper says they're considering extending basic training an extra two weeks to whip new soldiers into shape.

One Army official says rather than the traditional push-ups, sit-ups, and two-mile run, new training will focus on core strength and cardio.

New recruits might also face tougher screening for entry into the Army.  Changes will go into effect this summer.

If you served in the military, what was basic training like?  Why are newer recruits out of shape?  Do soldiers need to be physically fit with much more combat being fought with unmanned drones?


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