(PEOPLE) 2005 MILITARY POLL

DISCONNECT CITED BETWEEN TROOPS, CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP
By Gordon Trowbridge, Military Times staff writer 1-3-06
Forwarded by YNCS Don Haribine USN (Ret)

From Congress to the White House to the Pentagon, the career-oriented heart of the military appears increasingly estranged from its leaders in Washington, according to results of the 2005 Military Times Poll.

The poll of active-duty subscribers to the Military Times also shows continued disdain for the media and a belief that the military's prestige may have slipped in the eyes of civilians.

Whether the numbers reflect the impact of controversies of the last year - or a longer-term trend of growing separation between political leaders and Americans as a whole, - they are likely to feed concerns about tension between the uniformed military and the civilians responsible for its oversight.

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