Right, we have to get started in many places, including paying off our debt to China before that blows up. The long run in Washington ends when the can stops rolling during a future administration.
We need enough military to defend the USA but there never will be enough to defend the world.
Not only that but we aren’t ruthless enough to preserve our hard fought gains overseas. If we aren’t willing to subjugate local populations with an iron fist, it’s time for us to get out of Empire-building business.