As a percentage of your GDP theres no excuse for the level of spending you have sustained post Cold WarWhen you look at where that money goes...we do a lot of operations for a lot of other countries. It is part of being the world's police. This is the roll we took on after WWII. There is a cost to that.
None. Its simply a wasteful burden you have chosen to keep imposing on yourselves at levels close to the height of the Cold War despite the existential threat that warranted it having long since vanishedThat spending brings so much growth to the US. How much is a positive GDP worth?