Former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel offers a unique insight into how military leaders and elected officials use public opinion in their decision-making. Hagel sits down to discuss public opinion on actions against North Korea, confidence in the U.S. military and the proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.
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A slim majority (52%) of Americans think women in the military do not have as good a chance as men at promotions and jobs for which they are qualified.
Americans' high level of confidence in the military is based on its perceived professionalism and competency, the importance of the job it does, and a respect for its people.
A majority in the U.S. favors military action against North Korea if peaceful means don't resolve things, a shift from 2003. Half still say diplomacy can work.