I served 3 years in the US army from 2000-2003 as a supply specialist. I served in a field artiley unit. I am one of the few people that actually likes and is grateful for all VA services I recive with the VA here in Indianapolis. But is not what is discussed when it comes to defense budget. The US spends more in defense than the next 10 top countries in defense spending.
1. Spend more money on providing better quality meals then the US, other countries have better living quarters for active duty military,
2. Spend more money in preventive care and physical therapy for the military, other countries have better pay for soldiers with regards to cost of living,
3. Spend more money with regards to logistics other spend more in having better logistic equipment,
4. The bulk of the defense spending is used missiles ,bombs and to operate certain un- needed bases which some small towns would go under if they left and certain overseas countries do not expand their military presence in their own country because they have no need for it because US is their or they simply do not feel it is needed. Why not invest some money in a study to see which bases cost more to operate then they are worth.