To Those who say "we have the best military in the world, they don't need more money!", A) you're not in the military and don't have an understanding of what maintaining dominance in such a field requires, and neither are you a student of history, and B) you don't understand how hamstrung our current forces are. In a world where air power is King on the battlefield, roughly 2/3rds of our Naval and Marine aircraft are grounded because they don't have parts, and pilots are restricted to 10hrs of flight time per month because of budgetary restrictions. Imagine only working out for 10hrs a month and then trying to defend your heavyweight champion of the world boxing title. Not gonna happen. Could we manage money better? Absolutely, but teaching those skills takes time (and we've failed in that regard, govt always does), and right now we have a fight on our hands. Two fights, with a possible third and even fourth on the horizon. We definitely need to rework the budgetary system, but cutting defense only brings increased security risk.