He’ll fire 80.000 soldiers and 20.000 marines. He’ll also rotating troops in and out of Europe, rather than having them stationed there, that would mean they did not have to be accompanied by their families - a considerable reduction in cost. And taking back 7000 soldiers from Europe. He’ll cut the military budget down to 525 billion $ in 2013 from 683 billion $ in 2012. That is a 150 billion $ cut in one year. He plans to cut further 500 billion $ through the remaining years of his period. That will take the military budget back to the size it was pre 9/11. BBC News - US to cut almost 100,000 troops With those cuts it is likely that he’ll deliver balanced budgets in the following years and taking control of the debt. Good?