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America’s society today is going through rough times; times where America is looking to its military protect and represent them. This military needs fight for every freedom the American people have, as well as to be its voice across seas to those it interacts with, to be its eyes seeing what the real situation is, to be its ears in hearing all that cannot be heard from the television sets of American homes, and to be its brain in understanding what is actually going on and why. However, this is not what is happening as this country is at war. The soldiers are fighting and protecting, but the people of America have different political and moral views than that of its protectors. These people are not on the front line, and they are not going through what the military is going through, but simply taking what they can from the media and their civilian leadership. All of this is contributing to a gap that is forming between the American public and its military. Within Gordon Trowbridge’s essay “Today’s Military: Right, Republican and Principled,” these important issues are highlight…