German soldiers too fat to fight
DPA/The Local · 4 Mar 2008, 14:27
Published: 04 Mar 2008 14:27 GMT+01:00
Robbe's biggest concern is the low fitness levels of soldiers. "To put it simply, the soldiers are too fat, don't exercise enough and don't watch what they eat," his report states.
According to Robbe, who studied 4,200 soldiers between 2005 and 2007, more soldiers between the ages of 18 and 29 are overweight than people in the civilian population.