So How Much Military Is 2 Much Military?

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    Well....?!??
     
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    When it's not our military.
     
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    Peace through Strength.

    Does that tell you my opinion?
     
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    No...it doesn't in the least.

    I mean, it tells me where you stand, but it doesn't answer my question at all.
     
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    awww bollocks.

    I dont have a real answer....my answer is basically the bigger the better, the more we have the less likely anyone else in the world with F with us.

    Plus it is a form of Govt employment that actually doesn't bother me.
     
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    Why do you want to know? In the absence of knowing how to deploy what one has and what one needs and what to deploy for, isn't it a matter of personal opinion.
     
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    So are you also of the belief that Military spending is the only spending that can get the country out of a recession?
     
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    the entire population of the United States is the militia of the United States, so any more than the entire poulation is too much.
     
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    I don't know how much is too much. In a recession the military is one place that young people can be assured of work, housing, food, money for school later, a roof over their heads. The trade off at the moment is that we have troops deployed on some very violent fronts but in the grand scheme of things most of the military doesn't actually see much in the way of front-line action so they have to decide if that's a risk they're willing to take for themselves.

    It's a very open ended and perspective based question. Those that want a smaller military will say that it is already too large and some will say it isn't large enough. I agree with the creed of "Peace through Strength." Being strong enough that the other guys aren't going to think to attack you seems like a good way of keeping all of our own safe...or it would if we'd quit playing the policeman of the world.
     
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    What do you do when the world is desperately in the need of policing?
     

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