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The Pentagon expects the coronavirus pandemic to bring down its manpower amounts this year. Military recruiting continues to bring in prospective troops, but social-distancing measures at processing stations intend fewer new trainees are coming in. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Defense Department is bracing for a manning crack this year, the Pentagon’s top personnel official told reporters Thursday, after the COVID-1 9 pandemic forced the services to slow their intake of new troops.

While almost all recruiting shops have moved online and continued to bring in brand-new prospective troops, social distancing evaluates at military admission processing terminals and reception units have throttled the number of new trainees coming in.See the rest of the tale at Business Insider

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