The military claims more than half our taxes.
Taxpayers spend too much on wars.
If such a spasm of thriftiness deprives America of the power to destroy any target on Earth, the whole world will rest easier.
The cost of maintaining each soldier in this faraway land is roughly a million dollars a year.
Obama's plans for change in defense spending are still mostly unrealized.
It's time to apply pay-as-you-go spending to the military budget.