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A diminishing pool of Americans are eligible to join the Army, Navy, or Air Force. An even smaller pool want to.
About 24% of the government budget goes to costs that do not show up on the average consumer budget.
Spending is increasing due to an aging population and more veterans seeking care for severe disabilities.
With each passing year since 2000, the US has fewer and fewer veterans. USAFacts digs into the numbers on our nation’s veterans, their standard of living, and how the government supports them.