I don't expect it will be done now, but it will have to be done whenever we get serious about reducing the deficit.So you would cut defense spending by at least 2/3 from $700 Billion to $200 Billion? Yeah, at this time in the world? heh, good luck with that.
"Ask your average American whether the defense budget should go up or down in 2013, and by how much, and they’ll tell you to cut spending by a whopping 18 percent. Ask your average member of Congress the same question, and no matter which party they’re from, you’ll likely hear that defense spending should barely budge from where it is right now.They realize that now, but they for the most part don't agree with you that it is a defense spending problem.
“It’s a sizable gap—perhaps even a missile-sized gap,” suggested R. Jeffrey Smith, an editor at the Center for Public Integrity and former Washington Post reporter, unveiling the findings Thursday morning at the Stimson Center. On average, Smith and his co-authors found the public wants $103.5 billion in defense budget cuts, or 18 percent of the current budget; Republicans want $74 billion cut, on average, Democrats want a $124.4 billion cut, and independents want a $112.2 billion reduction. Participants evaluated 87 percent of defense discretionary spending, so their cuts might even be higher if the entire defense budget were covered."
Americans want to slash defense spending, but Washington isn’t listening - The Washington Post