The rest of the free world is going to have to accept more responsibility for it's own well being, and they should. One effect that our strength has had is that it has subsidized many other prosperous nation's budgets. They will have to come up with the money, now, and the blood.
Significant Cutting anywhere else will send us into a slow domestic decline that will ultimately force military cuts in any event. This is because we will be less prosperous, and thereby even less able to afford our bloated military.
So, when you say that those opposed to you are not willing to make tough choices, perhaps that is true. But I am. I am sure that these are not the cuts that you would make. I also imagine that you believe that such cuts will bring about the end of the world, but I'll let you speak for yourself. Finally, if the idea of cutting the military budget gains traction, I would imagine that we will be in for a very bitter fight. One that makes the last 20 years look like a walk in the park.
So, it is about priorities. I believe that public broadcasting is a priority, but more significantly, I believe that other larger domestic spending items are also a priority. I do concede that many of my fellow liberals, and many centrists, have not yet faced truly setting their priorities. They will have to do so soon.