The U.S. military is considering lowering health and fitness standards.  Why?  Because, they say, to cope with the obesity epidemic in the United States.

Which makes sense in those terms.  More soldiers are available to serve.  But, aren’t the health standards there for a reason?  I know if I were serving I’d want the guy next to me to be as fit, mentally and physically, as possible.  You need to depend on them.  Right?

So maybe, changing health standards will get more people looking into military service, but it might also lead to more people coming back with a flag draped across them.