VETERANS: Project 100,000 died at ~3x the normal rate

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TIL about Project 100k, where LBJ and Sec of Def Robert MacNamara decided to lower the mental and medical standards to recruit more soldiers to fight in Vietnam. These soldiers died at ~3x the normal rate.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000

Project 100,000
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Project 100,000 (also McNamara’s 100,000), also known as McNamara’s Folly, McNamara’s Morons and McNamara’s Misfits,[1][2] was a controversial 1960s program by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to recruit soldiers who would previously have been below military mental or medical standards. 

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Disgraceful!

I never heard this one or its results.

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