On February 17, Preble was quoted in Reason regarding declining public trust in the military.

“‘Trust in everything is down, and the obvious answer is that post-9/11 wars have not gone well,’ the Atlantic Council’s Christopher Preble tells Reason. Preble also feels that the question’s oversimplification doesn’t fully capture the issue. He wonders whether the recent decline is in response to dishonest senior military officials or the armed forces as a whole, preferring to ‘drill down’ into Pew’s specific meaning of the military. To Preble, there is a very obvious difference between ‘the boots on the ground and the brass.'”

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