Confidence in Military Drops More After Biden’s Afghanistan Retreat

Sergeant Rick Keller, a scout sniper with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security from a compound in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 16, 2010. / USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde

The American people are continuing to lose confidence in the military, according to a new survey published Wednesday, but more research will be necessary to dig into why.

For the third year in a row, since it launched in 2018, the Reagan Institute’s national defense survey found a declining percentage of its 2,500 respondents who reported high confidence in the military, across political, gender, age and other demographics. The survey also has questions about confidence in Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, law enforce, the media and other institutions.

“… we’ve tested over the last three years a number of public institutions and institutional trust is declining overall in American society,” Rachel Hoff, the Reagan Institute’s policy director, told reporters Wednesday. “That’s perhaps not surprising, but the way that the military is falling so much more quickly than the other institutions, we think is notable, particularly in the light of the real understanding that the American people have about the national security threats we face.”

Confidence in the military began to fall in 2019, from 70% to 63%, and then down to 56% earlier this year. In the nine months since that last survey, confidence dropped down to 45%, the sharpest decline and the lowest level of confidence in the military since the survey began.

Read more at Military Times

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8 months ago

It ain’t the Military – it’s the spineless wrong-way Corrigan who serves as Commander-in-Chief; and also the self-serving politicians sporting General’s stars.

Kitty Corbett
Kitty Corbett
8 months ago

It certainly doesn’t help that Biden is forcing out the best of the best with his stupid vaccine mandate across all the services.

john vieira
8 months ago

With the present fraudulent C.I.C. it is wonder that ‘confidence’ is not 0%…

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