Disconnect Beneath Praise for U.S. Military

Posted August 26, 2016 at 6:06am

Kori Schake is a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution writes in the Wall Street Journal that “at a time when public opinion of most government institutions slides ever lower, the military represents a rare bright spot: 88% of Americans describe themselves as proud of the men and women who serve in our armed forces.”

“But these broad sentiments don’t appear to run particularly deep, which presents issues for effective governance.”

“In polling conducted by YouGov for a Hoover Institution project on civil-military relations, more than half of respondents either didn’t know or had no opinion about some basic questions about the military.”