We have the most expensive military in the world. We spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined spends on theirs. And for what? Defective weapons and vehicles without body armor? During peacetime, one of our Navy's functions is to protect shipping lanes so corporations can import goods instead of hiring Americans to make them.
While we're at it, how much would we save by closing overseas military bases? Who are we protecting Germany from anyway? Our nation chose to call it's military, "The Department of Defense," because we wanted a means to defend ourselves. We did not want to overthrow nations, be the world's policeman, or pay to put ourselves out of work and it's past time we stopped.
The End of Pax Americana?