Darrell Issa accuses Biden DOD of moving goalposts to hide scale of recruiting crisis

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FIRST ON FOX: The Department of Defense (DOD) denied an accusation of cooking its books on military recruitment numbers after the Pentagon released its most recent numbers.

The office of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who served in the Army as a captain, accused the DOD of manipulating its recruitment numbers to appear to be meeting goals by lowering the numbers branches need to hit.

“The Pentagon is facing a self-inflicted crisis it can’t spin its way out of,” Issa said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “It’s impacting mission, manpower, and morale, and the current Commander in Chief is most to blame.”

ARMY MISSES RECRUITING GOALS WHILE OTHER BRANCHES FALL BEHIND FOR NEXT YEAR

“I served as a Lieutenant during President Carter, when our Army was demoralized. I was also a Captain during President Reagan, when we felt vigor, pride, and purpose,” Issa continued.

“Biden – like Carter – is the leader our soldiers and recruits …

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