America deserves a strong military, capable of defending us from foreign attack. At the same time, our armed forces are currently deployed in countries where its’ citizens do not welcome our presence. Military experts agree that one small group of special operations troops going in and getting out can do more to fight terrorism abroad than a whole occupation army.
America should also immediately stop all foreign aid, starting with aid to governments with a record of supporting terrorism, like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
American taxpayers are spending too much on America’s military “adventures.” I will support pulling most of our forces out of the Middle East, yet I want to see a defensive line around Kurdistan, and work to bring the rest home.
If we bring our troops home, we can cut over $100 billion a year of unnecessary military spending. Our troops would be home safe, we could afford to give our troops pay raises, and we still have the same defense budget from 2007.