Yes, by a substantial amount
Yes, but only a small amount
We should increase the size of our armed forces.
But also overall military installations opened and operated have been closed.
Base Realignment and Closure, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I agree some trimmage of some of the excesses could be a good thing, BUT....
I think we need to cut social spending in half before we touch the military budget. It's the social spending that is killing our budget and bankrupting us. A third of our budget is DEBT... and one way or another the bulk of that budget is social spending. (ie wealth redistribution)
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
And, keep in mind that the DoD budget is less then 4% of GDP.
I think we should increase the size and power of our military. However, we can cut out a lot of the waste and drop programs and research that just aren't feasible. We need a strong military, especially with how the world is now.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates