The protection of our people here and abroad are very important. Stopping terrorists is also very important. Many people don't realize the the military is the first real job many of our children have and if we cut or even just budget the same amount of funds to the military, lots of our children won't have a good job to go to. As it is many do four year of service and are told they aren't needed, some of these children than return home and are no better off because they return to a place they were trying to get away from. If they had a chance to stay they would even though they haven't advanced quickly. We need men and women that are experienced to stay and encourage the new volunteers to stay if possible. My son is in the army and had an officer that was doing everything in her power to discourage the men under her, even though they were highly trained. He finally got a transfer to a new unit that is encouraging him to advance and appreciates his training. He reenlisted, and is happy now. He could have not been transferred and would have been forced out and been one of the lost well trained men. Give the military the budget they need, so our volunteer military force stay strong and want to continue protecting our great country.