What we should have is a formula that would set a base line for our military budget.
We should be spending on the military as much as the next two (or three) largest
militaries in the world.
For example, the British military budget it about 67 Billion, and France is about
the same. If you included China and Russia, the combined budget for these counties
is about half of ours. Of course this will never happen.
Can you imagine what we could do with the 400 billion dollars we would save. Remember what Pres.
Eisenhower said when he left office, "beware of the military complex,."