Pentagon Fat

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The Pentagon has always been larded with fat. It’s just that until recently, it involved gold-plated weapons, not super-sized soldiers. But as this chart shows, troops labeled overweight or obese more than tripled between 1998 and 2010. While the article in the latest issue the Pentagon’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report didn’t mention it, it’s plain to see that fat skyrocketed following 9/11.