...reveals that we barely need an army at all. The USAF spends almost all of its resources overseas, guarding Japan and Korea and bombing third world nations, leaving US air defense to the Air National Guard. So the USAF could be gotten rid of entirely. The USN is the most important service (again: consult map). But the USN is built for offense (carrier battle groups), not defense. A far cheaper solution would be submarines. I've done some extensive research on this subject, trying to figure out what kind of force is needed for actual defense, and how much it would cost, and I've come up with a figure of $222 billion (and that's using high-end estimates).
P.S. If anyone is interested, I can post details.
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