As in football, the strongest offense is a damn good defense. This bill is necessary to prove to our allies and enemies alike that the U.S. is strong militarily and is capable of meeting ANY challenge. Don't be fooled. Russia is expanding its military and challenges NATO nearly every week. China is expanding its military and has already challenged the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea and in the Pacific Ocean. If the U.S. does not respond boldly, we will eventually be outclassed and out-gunned. If that happens, we Americans will no longer be secure and all the domestic programs we fight for each year, will be at risk. A strong nation such as America MUST be capable of defending our Republic overseas and at home! We CAN DO BOTH!