When the US is stronger, the world is safer. The rest of the free world has such a low military budget because we have a high one. The largest bases in Europe, for example, are American. A strong military keeps us at the top and are alliances strong, which will only serve to bolster greater trade and improve the US economy. Furthermore, our military does more than just fight; it builds hospitals and develops futuristic technology (like GPS and the Internet), so I want them to be properly funded. However, I do not want this budget increase to sacrifice other domestic needs such as healthcare or infrastructure. Ensure domestic needs are met, then raise the military budget to whatever is necessary.