Our military is the finest in the world, but I see no reason for them to be stationed in 132 countries around the world. This does not make us any safer and certainly adds to our economic hardship. Our first objective should be to keep our forces safe and out of harm’s way.
The U.S. is not just keeping pace with the likes of China and Russia. Its huge financial firepower has translated into an arsenal by land, sea and air war-making capabilities that aren't just the number one in the world, but number one in the world by a huge margin.
We can send shuttles to the moon, fly unmanned drones with satellite launched missiles, equip aircraft with smart missiles so it is time to replace boots on the ground with computer buttons wherever and whenever possible.
Let’s make sure we never forget them for their service to our country, nor should their benefits be of lesser value than those provided to our members of congress.