I would like to see the defense bill broken down honestly into three broad categories; military defensive spending, military offensive spending, military personnel sustenance. Only then could I make some reasonable assessment regarding funds requested and funds needed. I think it time to abandon our concepts of being invincible and needing to police the world. We have given that up by abandoning allies, breaking treaties and world negotiated agreements, acting with horrible inhumanity toward immigrants, partnering with the thug leaders of the world, forcing valued allies and trading partners into new alliances without us, and in general simply breaking international trust that we actually stand for our “American values”. American exceptionalism no longer seems quite so exceptional. Time to put more focus on our military defensive capabilities and less on our offensive capabilities.