Russia is still there, but they want to TRADE with Germany -- not conquer it. The only people in the world who still believe that communism is a viable economic system and long for world communist domination live in the White House and on US college campuses. World communism is no longer the threat it was. And it makes no sense to prepare to meet that threat.
Empires (and the US is an empire) spend themselves into oblivion -- often on military matters. DOD needs to be cut. ALL of the budget needs to be cut.