Why the Military Is Still the Most Trusted Institution in America

Trust is a buzzword in the current political climate. During the first presidential debate on Monday, the candidates talked a lot about trustworthiness and restoring trust within American communities, especially regarding police relations. Yet, only 6 percent of Americans trust the mainstream media, and a June 2016 Gallup poll found that only 9 percent of the American public have trust and confidence in our Congress. And yet even after the U.S. government spent trillions of taxpayer dollars on misguided wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans still view the men and women…

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