Defense is authorized by the Constitution ("to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasion"). What we have is offense: a militarily-backed worldwide empire, with 1000+ bases in over 150 countries. While I respect and honor those in military service, their masters -both D & R - have abused their honor & put them in harms' way when the USA and our Constitution were not threatened from without.
It's sad to say, but no soldier has actually fought for my freedom in my lifetime. The only credible threat to my freedom - and yours - in the last 60 years has come from Washington, DC. Everything else has been our politicians trying to run the world at the point of a US taxpayer financed gun