Jamie Barnett is a retired Navy Rear Admiral and a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  He is also on the Executive Advisory Council for Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit, bi-partisan organization led by senior retired military leaders dedicated to the health and welfare of American youth. In an interview on CBS This Morning, he noted that the nation's obesity epidemic is affecting military recruiting.  "It's not just a major health issue for our nation, it's also become a national security issue," Barnett says.  Click here to watch.


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