We already spend more on the military than the next 8 countries.......COMBINED.
But then, we maintain bases all over the world......and they don't.
This is the price we pay for global dominence.
I suppose the question that should be asked is..........should we maintain our role as the worlds policeman, or should we use all that money, to better AMERICA. ?
some argue that we better America, by maintaining that peace around the world.
and the question then becomes, what happens to America, if we remove that awesome safety net? What happens if we allow Russia or China to obtain Military Worldwide dominence?
What do we do then, if challenged? Send out our obsolete fleets to fight their new super carriers and sonic guided missles?
So, the investment, while it seems foolish.........remains somewhat necessary .....as there are no shortage of countries that dream of our total downfall and destruction.
and we must Always be ready to respond to that.