Everyone wants the U.S. to have a strong military, but there must be a limit. Depending on the study you look at we are spending as much as the next 12-25 countries combined. I have no problem with spending as much as the next 3-5 countries combined. There is too much waste in military spending mainly because of politics. Politicians of both parties fight to keep military bases and spending in their districts when they should be eliminated. The fat needs to be trimmed.