Am I reading the same article? To me it looked like they were saying that recruits coming in today are softer and less disciplined, so they have to focus on physical training and discipline more than they used to. It doesn't sound like they're saying "we're going to soften our training to accomodate."
And they're saying that people with gaming experience have usable experience with technology... not that they know how to fight/win a war. You put an 18-yr-old gamer in front of a piece of military technology, I bet you $100 he picks up on it a hell of a lot faster than some 18-yr-old hillbilly from W. Virginia who may be fit, but who hasn't dealt with computers in his life.