Comment: You propose

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You propose

The questions as if they are separate. They are the same. If you cut the size of the army you necessarily cut the research programs that are designed to improve efficiency in massive logistics chains. That said, since these idiots don't really want to cut anything, it is a much better investment (as if the government can do any positive investing) to cut human staff that primarily stand around doing nothing, and continue to find ways through research to make our military more effective at war fighting. That would include weaponry as well as logistics. 100 bil spent to develop a laser gun that gets all of the necessary energy from the sun would be a way better spend than 100k kids standing around for four years getting paid. Obviously you cant trust these idiots to care whether or not that 100 bil spend has any chance of being successful, I'm just speaking from a purely philosophical standpoint.