Yes, "The US military should be used to defend the United States" and to do that it must be strong and well trained as well as well equipped. History has well demonstrated what happens when the people of the US allow the military to be downsized and the military budget to be spent on social engineering - after disbanding large portions of the forces after WW II we were very poorly equipped to deal with Korea and Korea still drags on. Downsized again after Korea we were short on men and materials when we needed them for Vietnam. After Vietnam the military was again downsized but not as drastically although the budget for training and equipment parts and POL were reduced to miserably inadequate levels. LEARN FROM HISTORY!