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Why do people enlist in the military?

  • Aired: 06/20/2016
  • 01:48
  • Rating: NR
Each year, more than 150,000 people enlist in the U.S. military. Why do they volunteer for such a tough job? Some argue that military recruits are mostly poor, uneducated minorities who don’t have other options. Is this true? We took a look at the data to find out who’s enlisting and why. The reality might surprise you. What do you think? Did you enlist (or know someone who did)?
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Why do people sign up? We broke down data on who joins and why. You might be surprised.
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