05/17/2013 08:51 am ET Updated Jul 17, 2013

Here's Why It's Now Harder To Get Into The Military


In a typical week, about 10 applicants will walk into a recruiting center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, hoping to enlist in the United States Army. Sergeant First Class Israel Herrera doesn't like to turn them away, but he often finds that six out of 10 simply don't measure up to military standards.

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