Seventy percent of Americans have "great confidence" in the military, according to a recent poll released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
"Why is that number so high? I think the first reason is the military is competent," Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said at the Reagan National Defense Forum. "They do their job. They perform their mission, and I think there's a sort of unconscious yearning [among Americans] for competence."
There is also recognition that troops are risking their lives to keep the country safe, King said.
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