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The current Defense budget is approximately that which the DoD had in 2007--at the time we had two wars raging. The Republicans in Congress have gotten themselves into a snit because of the sequestration cuts that continue the contraction of Defense spending--to the chagrin of their contractor benefactors and campaign donors.
Perhaps they should answer the following questions:
Who's the enemy?
Why do we need to spend as much on defense as the next seventeen countries combined?
Why do we need to maintain troops in Europe?
The puzzling thing is that they scream about conforming with the Constitution, yet, the founding fathers clearly knew the complexities of building ships and arming them, as opposed to recruiting soldiers. The Constitution states the Congress will raise armies and maintain a navy... so why do they continue to tell us how great an army we need when no such need exists--and violate their own allegiance to the Constitution?