Defense Secretary Looks to Ease Enlistment Requirements

WASHINGTON – With America perpetually at war now, the defense department is having a tough time filling jobs.

From soldiers to civilian employees, the defense department just can’t find qualified people to keep us safe.

So, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is talking about lowering standards for enlistment and hiring.

Is that a good idea?

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Florida’s reaction to the idea of lowering military hiring standards just to fill positions.


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