As a U.S. citizen, I think that it is in our interests to cut defense spending drastically.
It is a waste of our resources to have military bases all over the world when we have more than 50 million people without health insurance. Our infrastructure has been neglected for years. We have decaying bridges, ancient sewer systems, and train tracks between cities are in poor condition.
So, after World War II, the United States advised Japan to cut out the militarism and to concentrate on its economy. Well, Japan did that.
Maybe the United States needs to cut out the militarism and concentrate on its economy, too.