Contemplate this astounding (to me, anyway) paragraph taken from today’s USA Today 71_2.png_2749x2733-450x450front page article titled “Military Pool of Recruits is Drying Up”:

“According to 2017 Pentagon data, 71% of Americans ages 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military because of obesity, a criminal record or lack of a high school diploma.” (bold added)

71 percent??????????