Absolutely this is the right thing to do. If anything $18 billion might be too small an increase in defense spending. The fact is America has cut back our military and defense budget way too much during the past eight years. This is a major reason, If not the major reason, why the world is much more dangerous and America as a country, in particular has been under such a grave threat over the past eight years. President Obama at best. has been hugely irresponsible, and at worst has shown a severe dereliction of duty is not out right disregard for America and American citizens who as president, His oath of office obviously unequivocally makes him the commander-in-chief and thus, His his first responsibility is to protect and defend The United States, it's interests and above all its citizens against all enemies foreign and domestic. Obviously, anyone with half a brain realizes or should realize that the President's main most vital tool for ensuring that this is done, is to have a strong, well funded military and defense apparatus at his disposal. Which is why It has been unconscionable for President Obama to cut back our military so much during his time in office. As a result we need to begin to reverse the unbelievably horrifying effects, policies and results or lack there of, of President Obama's disastrous Presidency on our nation with this defense spending increase of at least $18 billion to start to rebuild our military so it remains the very best in the world and has the financial resources to grow. develop and innovate. So that our military not only remains and regains its status is the very best in the world, But also can confront and respond to the very threats facing our nation currently and in the years to come.