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Maintain the Standards: Why Physical Fitness Will Always Matter in War | Modern War Institute

Maintain the Standards: Why Physical Fitness Will Always Matter in War | Modern War Institute

An important debate (though not necessarily a new one) has been brought to the forefront by two recent articles. In the first, Maj. John Spencer and Dr. Lionel Beehner argue that declining physical fitness in our nation is adversely—and dangerously—affecting our military readiness, and in turn, our national security. This is not a new argument; the authors echo a case made more than fifty years ago by John F. Kennedy just prior to his inauguration as president. In a subsequent response article, Maj. Jahara Matisek disagrees.

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