Yes and the military waste a lot of money. As a veteran I know there is a difference between the troops and the military complex. VA medicine isn't very well managed and many veterans are denied care, in fact I am now totally disabled and do not qualify for VA care. You make your snide comments thinking you have made a point yet you don't realize you are strengthening our point. The military, not the troops, is notorious for excessive cost and not supply tools or parts that are needed. Many military personel buy their own piece of equipment, for example a wrench for a helicopter, because they can get it faster and much cheaper at the local Sears.