Trump Wants To Beef Up The Military, But Recruiters Are Having Trouble Finding People (HBO)

Donald Trump wants a bigger Army. Much bigger — the target has been set to 80,000 recruits this year, up from 68,000. And that means that for recruiters, a hard job just got harder. The low unemployment rate makes the Army less appealing for young people, as does a decade and a half of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. And the rise is obesity means fewer young people are qualified for the armed forces. So the Army is making itself more attractive, by increasing bonuses and allowing more waivers for people who've used marijuana. It even has a program to help potential recruits lose weight.

Elle Reeve visited Fort Knox to see how recruiters were adapting to their mission.

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