The Army and Navy are facing recruitment challenges  

Daily Mail: U.S. enters 2024 with its smallest military in over 80 years as active-duty troop numbers sink to less than 1.3 million and all branches except Space Force MISS recruiting goals and Pentagon issue ‘national call of service’ to Gen Z 

* Pentagon officials say recruitment is more difficult than it used to be 

* Military says a ‘national call to service’ is needed 

* Active-duty numbers have not been so low since 1941 

The United States is set to enter 2024 with its smallest military in more than eight decades and faces one of its ‘greatest challenges’ as it tries to boost recruiting from Gen Z, Pentagon officials said. 

Under the $886 billion annual defense bill passed by Congress this week total active-duty troop numbers will fall to 1,284,500 next year. 

That is the lowest total since before the U.S. entered the Second World War in 1941 and officials said there should be a ‘national call to service’.  

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