Simpson wasn’t questioning the need for a strong military. His point was that the military budget had become so immense that it operated without restraint. To put it into perspective, he offered this remark:
"Our defense budget is larger than (the combined totals of the next) 14 major countries of the world -- and if you think all of it is there for national security purposes, you're terribly wrong."
Comment: This is happening because the puppet masters outside of our government deem that the US will be the policemen of the world and our Congress acquiesces. But have no fears, it will soon end. It will end when all our wealth as a nation is exhausted. Then our armed forces will come home to police us during the epoch of "austerity." You know austerity has done wonders for the Chinese.