President Bill Clinton's recent impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial in the Senate serve to remind us that the U.S. military must remain vigilant and faithful through all domestic turmoil. Our enemies are poised to exploit strategic weakness—perceived or real—that may surface during a political crisis. Equally important, the American people are watching to ensure that the armed services do not break faith with the nation they are sworn to protect. This is no small matter. After all, it was the obeisant silent majority—the "Joe Sixpacks"—who in the 1960s ignored domestic politics and quietly discharged their duty in Vietnam, no matter who was in the White House. Many of these same Americans are asking why things should be any different today. They have a point.