Originally Posted by Kumo
Military member here. If done correctly, it's my opinion that we'll have a stronger military if it's smaller. If we can downsize, and keep the top Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, it will become more competitive, and the remaining troops will be the most qualified/strong/smart.
It's the military though, so they'll probably cut all the good ones, and keep the shitbags.
The enemies of the future like the Chinese and the Russians are going to require larger numbers of forces than the wars in the middle east. Also, what wins wars for us is technological superiority and that costs money. The .gov blows through money like a coke addict. We need to reign in spending that is not neccessary. National defense is one of the few important responsabilities that .gov has. How does sending billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that hate us benefit the citizens of the USA?