Military cuts should be made strategically, yes, not blind across the board slashes with little consideration for strategy. That said, our military budget absolutely needs to be shrunk. There is no question about it. Our current military spending and empire abroad is not sustainable. We must end it or it will end us. Our wars are being fought on borrowed money. THIS IS NOT CONSERVATIVE. Not ever war and every conflict is vital to our national security. In fact, sometimes, getting involved in conflicts overseas makes us less safe.