There is a timeline issue. Some things can be improved by an infusion of cash. I can remember having 10 training bullets per soldier per quarter. One does not remain proficient with one's weapons firing three rounds per month.
Let's see. What is the total budget today? This was interesting: "Military spending: The military budget of the United States during FY 2011 was approximately $740 billion in expenses for the Department of Defense (DoD), $141 billion for veteran expenses, and $48 billion in expenses for the Department of Homeland Security, for a total of $929 billion. The U.S. defense budget (excluding spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Homeland Security, and Veteran's Affairs) is around 5% of GDP. Adding these other costs places defense spending between 6% and 7% of GDP. "
Our government is spending 25% of GDP. Defense is 20-24% of the budget not 60%. You are uninformed or given your lean you may be using liberal math, a form of math I am uncomfortable with.