This is one of the better-written articles I have read in quite some time. Maybe it's because I agree with so much that is said. I thought I'd share this with the MR community because the writer goes into specifics of where the military can save some serious money. Here's the meat of the article: He goes on by saying our world reach still won't change. We can park a carrier anywhere in the world, we can send missiles and drones anywhere we want, we just need to scale everything back. He also says the military can be one big gravy train for a person's district and he gives the example of where a boat is docked. And lastly our overseas bases and military presence needs to be scaled back if not eliminated altogether. The one downside, as noted by the article, would be a possible arms buildup between Japan, Korea, and China in the absence of US forces.