What matters is how we spend and what we are seeing for it. My original point still stands.
Technically speaking by the numbers you are getting your way, we are going to spend more year on year headed out as far as the CBO can project based on current military commitments around the globe and the impact here at home (Think VA costs from us just coming off the longest war in US history.) What is upsetting is during the entire time very few will be questioning that level of spending, and in fact wanting more to deal with today's round of Cold War.
It is pure madness on our part and a bit of cleverness on their part in Russia being able to bait us into spending more.