The military is spending a ton of money on recruiting enough troops to maintain the overall force as well as to grow the Army and Marines. Yet it's doing so in a field that is increasingly difficult to plow — fewer eligible recruits, fewer parents willing to back a military career and a falling propensity to serve.

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