PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Why the US military is supposed to stay out of politics Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/650264/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend US military personnel are supposed to stay out of politics. But why is that? It's not the case elsewhere in the world. A look at the roots of the civil-military relationship.