Obviously I realize that the United States has some responsibilities as the world’s only real Superpower, but I am beginning to wonder how much deficit spending our current military needs really require. Obviously we need to have a certain level of Defense spending, but we should stop wasting so much money and we should stop spending so much money on things which are surplus to our needs. For example the Atlantic Ocean is very secure in any real sense. There are some Russian submarines, but they do not really threaten us globally the way that they once did. The Europeans have the means to defend themselves, but have chosen to let us pay the bills instead of doing it themselves. I can see things from their way. They want to spend their tax dollars are Social programs, the exact same thing that our politicians want to cut while the Defense budget is treated like a Sacred Cow.
In my opinion we have enough large deck aircraft carriers and in fact we should be thinking about whether or not we should perhaps accelerate the decommissioning of the older Nimitz class super carriers.